“I was a little excited but mostly blorft. “Blorft” is an adjective I just made up that means ‘Completely overwhelmed but proceeding as if everything is fine and reacting to the stress with the torpor of a possum.’ I have been blorft every day for the past seven years.”

-Tina Fey, Bossypants

I like that! “blorft.” Many of us are going through life “blorft” every day, acting to the outside world as if everything is fine, while inside we are being very nearly consumed by overwhelming feelings of STRESS. In her book Bossypants, Tina Fey reflects with her trademark humor on how in her long comedic career, she would keep it all going at full speed and try to appear nonplussed, despite the tremendous amount of stress that she was dealing with inside.

Tina Fey demonstrates that humor can be a wonderful release for stress. In her book, Bossy pants, her writings confirm to us also that no increased amount of money, no greater fame or having more “help” can make us immune to the ravages of stress. The secret is how to manage stress so that it doesn’t negatively affect our health, relationships, and our quality of life. For stress therapy Orange County residents have an effective resource. In her practice, Psychotherapist Dr. Piper Walsh treats a broad variety of issues including stress therapy for people who would like learn strategies for coping with life’s challenges in more healthy ways.

In her stress therapy Orange County practice, Dr. Walsh helps clients to identify the sources of stress in their lives and uncover new and positive solutions to lowering stress, eliminating unproductive sources of stress in their lives and learning how to cope more effectively with a “healthy” amount of stress. If you are experiencing feelings of overwhelm, frustration, difficulty concentrating, or physical indicators such as headache, muscle ache, or digestive problems, you may be suffering from stress If you or someone you know has turned to using substances or have started unhealthy behaviors as an outlet for stress, now is the time to start turning things around.

To make your initial stress therapy Orange County office visit, call Dr. Walsh: 949-370-4726.