Did you know April is National Stress Awareness Month? We all experience stress, see stats on stress and know it’s an issue. Thinking of new ways to address this stress is another matter. To get new ideas for our own relief, we turned to TED.com — our favorite resource for new inspiration and ideas. We encourage you to carve out 15 minutes for yourself to check out one of the great talks we found below.

September can be a stressful month. This back-to-school time represents more than just the start of carpool and packed lunches: we say goodbye to a carefree summertime mindset, seem to work longer hours, have a tighter budgets and begin to plan for the holidays. To help you address that September stress, we’ve put together six of our best stress- relieving tips.

According to the American Medical Association, stress is the cause of more than 60 percent of basic human illness and disease. Since April is Stress Awareness Month, we’re sharing our favorite tips to prevent AND reduce stress.