The Surprising Cause of Stress, Part 1

Today is “tax day”. For millions of American tax payers it is probably their least favorite time of the year, propelling them into a state of duress and anxiety. For a business owner such as myself the task of gathering all of my receipts and itemizing my expenses is time consuming and definitely not on my list of top ten favorite any things. A highly qualified CPA makes the process of filing much easier for me… that is, until we hit a snag between banking protocol and IRS regulations concerning IRA rollovers which seem to contradict one another. Feeling helpless against a powerful government agency that has the authority to make life a living hell is, to say the least, a bit unnerving. However, the worst case scenario is not going to land me in jail or deplete my retirement savings.

A recent poll shared by WPLJ Radio posed this question to women across America: “What is your biggest problem?” A whopping 35% responded: “men”. Since dealing with problems are stressful, is it safe to deduce that stress is caused by men? (Only kidding, guys! I’m actually on your side. Don’t listen to these women – you are not, I repeat not, the problem nor are you responsible for their stress.) Stress is actually less complicated than one may believe. Like anger, it is only a symptom of a deeper issue. And like anger, there can be thousands of triggers but only two root causes. Stress, a state of being characterized by feelings of physical, emotional, or mental tension, is actually rooted in fear and frustration. Let’s take a look at each one:

Fear: feelings of worry, anxiety, concern, and apprehension all contribute to feeling stressed out. We worry about finding a good job, moving to another city, losing our spouse or being alone. Each time we anticipate a negative circumstance we generate feelings of uncertainty. And fear of the unknown is one of life’s greatest causes of distress. Do you struggle with What If Syndrome? What if I get lost? What if my husband gets cancer? What if the plane crashes and I die? What if my child doesn’t get into the college of his choice? Or what if he does and I can’t afford the tuition? We project the worst possible outcome and proceed to worry over things that may never manifest.

Fear is a lack of trust in a situation, another person, ourselves or God: in a situation – we feel unsafe, such as sky diving for the first time. This is a dangerous hobby. I could be seriously injured; with other people – a person is perceived as a threat to my security and well-being. A jealous co worker has the potential to get me fired; in ourselves – we lack confidence in our abilities to handle whatever situations life presents to us. I could never survive the loss of a child; and most importantly a lack of trust in God – if He really is a loving God, why do bad things keep happening to me? I pray for healing every day and still I suffer with chronic back pain.

The way to overcome fear is two-fold. On a practical level: by building our self-confidence, in part, by reminding ourselves of everything we have faced, survived, and overcome thus far in life. On a spiritual level: through our faith in God, knowing that He never promised us that life would be easy or fair, only that He would never abandon us, that whatever we truly needed (not wanted) would be provided for us, and that if we followed His directive we would reap abundant blessings. Just look around you. It’s all ready there.

Frustration: feelings of anxiety derived from the need to control a situation or individual. When people don’t behave in a manner I deem appropriate, when they won’t comply with my wishes or demands, or when a situation does not proceed as I anticipated, I feel helpless and powerless. Being out of control causes anxiety within me as I realize something or someone else is determining the outcome of this situation and/or possibly my life. I do not trust anyone enough to give them power and authority over me. I do not have confidence that they have my best interest at heart.

When I realize that control is an illusion (I have zero control over situations and/or others) and recognize that whatever enters my life is ultimately there for my higher good*, then I do not need to have the final say in how life reveals itself to me. I can relax and be more at ease, knowing that I have full dominion over how I maximize every experience I participate in. I choose how I think, feel, react to, and utilize each and every occurrence. I can transform any perceived negative into a positive simply by my internal choices and how I express them.

People and events that contradict my ideals will always be a part of my life. By addressing the underlying causes of stress and living a faith-based life coupled with the wisdom to fully embrace every situation I experience, I can approach each day with greater peace and composure thereby significantly reducing the amount of stress that enters my life. And a peace-filled lifestyle supports a joy-filled existence.

* “I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” – Jeremiah 29:11
“We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to his purpose.” – Romans 8:28

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Monster Energy Welcome to Rockville

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Date: April 15, 2015

 

 

MONSTER ENERGY WELCOME TO ROCKVILLE

 

FESTIVAL SITE EXPANDED DUE TO INCREASING TICKET DEMAND FOR

FLORIDA’S BIGGEST ROCK FESTIVAL

APRIL 25 & 26 AT METROPOLITAN PARK IN JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA

 

GATOR BOWL BLVD. TO BE CLOSED AT THE BOUNDARY OF LOT TT

FROM 6:00 PM FRIDAY, APRIL 24 UNTIL 2:00 AM MONDAY, APRIL 27

rockville

Independent festival producer Danny Wimmer Presents, the City Of Jacksonville and SMG are happy to announce that in order to accommodate the increased demand for Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville tickets, this year’s festival will be expanding into a portion of the EverBank Field grounds.

To facilitate festival attendees’ movement between Metropolitan Park and EverBank Field, Gator Bowl Blvd. will be closed at the boundary of Lot TT from 6:00 PM Friday, April 24 until 2:00 AM Monday, April 27.

The new scenario will expand the festival’s capacity 25%, from 40,000 to 50,000, over the two-day event. The lineup for the fifth annual Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville, held April 25 & 26 at Jacksonville, Florida‘s scenic Metropolitan Park along the St. Johns River, includes Slipknot, Korn, Godsmack, Marilyn Manson, Slayer, Ministry, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators, Breaking Benjamin, Papa Roach, Halestorm, The Pretty Reckless, Of Mice & Men, and many more.

Says Danny Wimmer Presents CEO Danny Hayes, “This year’s Rockville will be the largest yet, with a 25% increase in sales from last year’s record attendance. We are so appreciative of Mayor Brown’s support and leadership in expanding this festival into EverBank Field. I believe this is the first step in unlocking Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville’s full potential.”

“Jacksonville is looking forward to another great Welcome To Rockville,” said Mayor Brown. “By expanding its footprint in Downtown Jacksonville, fans will have an even bigger and better experience. Rockville brings thousands Downtown every year and helps solidify our reputation as a premier destination for top-quality entertainment events.”

Visit Jacksonville reported that the 2014 Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville generated nearly $10.3 million in visitor spending, showing the growing strength of the event in driving tourism to the city. According to research funded by Visit Jacksonville and conducted by a research team from the University of North Florida (UNF), an estimated 25,500 of the 40,000 concert attendees were from locations outside of Duval County – which represents 70 percent of total attendees at the sold-out weekend rock festival.

The expansion into EverBank Field also led to a new partnership with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Says DWP’s head of marketing Clay Busch, “We are thrilled to have the Jags participating in Rockville as we continue to expand the festival’s offerings into sports and food.” SMG Jacksonville manages EverBank Field, home of the Jacksonville Jaguars, on behalf of the City of Jacksonville. Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville’s relationship with SMG and the Jacksonville Jaguars includes hosting various onsite activities during the festival, as well as the Ultimate Rock-N-Jock Experience contest. The contest runs through April 22. Visit http://www.jaguars.com/rockville/ to enter.

The lucky winner of the Ultimate Rock-N-Jock Experience and three friends will receive:

  • Backstage Tour at Monster Energy Welcome Rockville
  • Four VIP tickets to the festival
  • Meet & Greet with the band Hatebreed
  • Jaguars jersey with Hatebreed’s name on the back, autographed by the band
  • VIP experience at the Jaguars’ Draft Party at EverBank Field on Thursday, April 30
  • Locker Room Tour (date / time TBD)
  • Four Club Level tickets to a Jaguars home game of their choice (excluding London) and four on-field pregame passes
  • Jaguars football autographed by Denard Robinson

In addition, Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville will feature:

  • Jaguars Quarterback Challenge football toss game
  • Jaguars Photo booth
  • Jacksonville Jaguars ROAR cheerleaders on site for a portion of each day

General Admission and VIP tickets for Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville are on sale now at www.WelcomeToRockvilleFestival.com. A limited number of tickets are also available at select MetroPCS and Firehouse Subs locations with no service fees.

Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville is produced by Danny Wimmer Presents and anchors the World’s Loudest Month festival series. The World’s Loudest Month features the biggest names in rock music performing in eight distinct concert atmospheres across the country in April and May.

2015 sponsors for Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville include Monster Energy, Bud Light, Jack Daniel’s, Jägermeister, Firehouse Subs, MetroPCS, The Crazy Dave’s Music Experience, f.y.e., Zippo Encore, Yamaha, Fxck Cancer, Corona, ReverbNation, Hundred Handed, Matador Beef Jerky, Victory Records, Another Century Records, Wine Decadence, TacoLu, Al Capone Cigars, Roadrunner Records and more.

Website: http://www.welcometorockvillefestival.com/

Facebook: www.facebook.com/welcometorockville

Twitter: @RockvilleFest

Instagram: @welcometorockville

Official Video Trailer: www.youtube.com/watch?v=vlWzJp7nV0I

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(map of expanded festival site)

 

About Danny Wimmer Presents: Since 1995, Danny Wimmer has created, developed and produced events from the club level to multi-day festivals. Founded in 2007 by industry veteran Wimmer, Danny Wimmer Presents produces some of the largest U.S. festivals in the rock and alternative landscapes. By merging well-known talent with local cuisine and culture, DWP has become recognized within the industry for delivering the highest-quality, exceptional value entertainment experiences to customers, artists, sponsors, partners and host cities alike. Never satisfied with the status quo, DWP strives to create memorable and fulfilling concert experiences leaving both consumers and partners with lasting and meaningful impressions. Over the past six years, DWP has grown — while constantly innovating its production, promotion and fan experiences — from a partner in one single event to producing sold out events across the country, doubling its number of produced events between 2012 and 2013 alone. DWP plans to add as many as five new music festivals in 2015 to its already stellar portfolio, which includes Rock On The Range, Monster Energy AFTERSHOCK Festival, Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville, Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion, and LOUDER THAN LIFE, among others.

www.DannyWimmerPresents.com

About Monster Energy: Most companies spend their money on ad agencies, TV commercials, radio spots, and billboards to tell you how good their products are. At Monster Energy, we chose none of the above. Instead we support the scene, our bands, our athletes and our fans. We back athletes so they can make a career out of their passion. We promote concert tours, so our favorite bands can visit your hometown. We celebrate with our fans and riders by throwing parties and making the coolest events we can think of a reality.

www.monsterenergy.com; www.facebook.com/monsterenergy

About Metropolitan Park: Metropolitan Park offers a scenic, spacious site for Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville that’s just a few hours drive from cities including Orlando, Tampa, Gainesville, Savannah and Tallahassee, and is easily accessible by plane from around the country. Metropolitan Park is a premier 27-acre recreational facility along the beautiful St. Johns River in downtown Jacksonville, Florida at 1410 Gator Bowl Blvd.

About Jacksonville Jaguars: The Jacksonville Jaguars are one of 32 member clubs of the National Football League, aligned in the South Division of the American Football Conference. Founded in 1993, they are entering their 21st season of play in 2015. The team is owned by Shahid Khan, who purchased the franchise in January of 2012. The Jacksonville Jaguars are hosting the 21st Annual Bud Light Draft Party presented by PRI Productions from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Thursday, April 30, at EverBank Field.

About SMG: SMG Jacksonville manages six sports, entertainment, and convention venues on behalf of the City of Jacksonville. SMG is the world’s leading company in the private development and management of public assembly facilities, including stadiums, arenas, theaters and exhibition/convention centers. They operate these facilities under long-term contracts or leases and assume full responsibility for financial and operating management. Through the development of integrated services, events and revenue center programs, SMG ensures their facilities generate new sources of income. At the same time, they provide participation and employment opportunities to local business enterprises in the communities they serve.

 

Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville Publicity Contact:

Kristine Ashton-Magnuson/Ashton-Magnuson Media

kristine@am-media.net; (818) 996-2496

 

Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville Marketing & Sponsorship Contact:

Clay Busch/Danny Wimmer Presents

clay@dwpresents.com

 

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Kristine Ashton-Magnuson

ASHTON-MAGNUSON MEDIA

(818) 996-2496

kristine@am-media.net

http://www.am-media.net/

Current Clients:

Danny Wimmer Presents

Dreamcatcher Events

Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion

Monster Energy Fort Rock

Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville

Motorhead’s Motorboat

Northern Invasion

Rock On The Range

Rocklahoma

The Crazy Dave’s Music Experience

World’s Loudest Month

Jennifer English Joins The Connected Table April 15

The table is always the liveliest where Jennifer English is seated.  One of our favorite – and most articulate- food and wine radio personalities, Jennifer joins us on The Connected Table LIVE! April 15th, 2pmET to dish. The conversation will certainly be lively and varied!

Jennifer English

Jennifer English

Jennifer is a multi-award winning broadcaster whom we first came to know as founder and host of the Food & Wine Radio Network. Her in-depth interviews and intellectual musings on the craft, history and culture of all areas of food and drink have earned Jennifer the prestigious Gracie Allen Award from The Foundation of American Women in Radio & Television and The James Beard Foundation Award for Best Radio Show.

She’s also hosted food segments for NBC affiliate KVOA TV-4 and the “Bottoms Up Cocktail Hour” on KFNX, both based in Tuscon which Jennifer has called home for many years.

Jennifer currently hosts RSVP Las Vegas on KLAV 1230AM which airs Tuesdays and Thursdays 1pm MST.

A generous and devoted supporter of many culinary initiatives Jennifer proudly served as Vice President of the New Orleans Culinary & Cultural Preservation Society, the organization which put on Tales of the Cocktail, and has been a participant seminar presenter and one of the first live national broadcasters to bring Tales of the Cocktail live from New Orleans.

Connect:

http://www.vegasallnetradio.com/rsvp.html

https://www.facebook.com/jennifer.english

THE CONNECTED TABLE BANNER WITH TIMESJoin the Insatiably Curious Couple Melanie Young and David Ransom Wednesdays, 2pm ET on W4CY to meet the dynamic people who work front and center and behind the scenes in food, wine, spirits and hospitality. Listen to podcasts for all shows anytime on demand on iHeart. Here’s the direct link:

http://www.iheart.com/show/209-The-Connected-Table-Live

Connect with Melanie and David:

www.theconnectedtable.com

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www.twitter.com/connectedtable