If you listen to KIT’s Morning News radio program you will often hear us say “control the language, control the debate.”  It basically means words have power to shape opinion.  That’s why illegal aliens are often referred to by the left as undocumented workers or simply migrants.

That same concept may work in your personal life.  Think about it. How often does a co-worker tell you they're "stressed" or how often do you say it?

The Daily Mail is reporting on the fact that how you perceive and describe your feeling to someone else can actually trigger a physical response in line with your description!

A clinical psychotherapist says the mere fact of just saying that you're stressed can trigger a release of chemicals in the body such as epinephrine, cortisol  and neurotransmitters in the brain that make us feel stressed.

So if words can work against you, can they be harnessed to work for you?  Yup.  Scientists say you can adjust how you feel by choosing different words.  As an example, they suggest saying something like, "I'm up against it this week, but I know I will get there in the end."