Language gives us the capacity to communicate, but it also allows us to develop abstract thoughts about the past and the future, often great sources of stress. In the revitalize clip below, psychologist Darrah Westrup explains how we all live in a "virtual verbal world" of worry created by language, and she offers strategies to cultivate a vital life, even in the face of stress.

Note: Where Dr. Westrup says, "The present doesn't exist right now," she intended to say "The future doesn't exist right now."


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