If left, stress can turn into burnout fairly quickly. The reason for this is due to the stress hormone called cortisol. Cortisol is a nasty stress hormone that causes fatigue, difficulty concentrating, short-term memory loss, less tolerance, feeling emotional or tearful, loss of motivation and joy. As well as this, it can cause serious physical problems like loss of bone density, heart disease, and generally shortening the life span. Stress is NOT just a part of modern life, it is a serious condition that needs intervention. There are a number of strategies and solutions for stress, and often it is simply about learning right kind of ingredients to create a stress-release recipe that’s perfect for you.