Organizers of a new webinar series are hoping rural residents who participate in them will try to look at stress in a different light.

Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach is hosting “Rural Resiliency: Caring for You and Yours” on Tuesday evenings in March from 7:30 to 8:45 p.m.

Stress is often viewed as a negative feeling, but it can also be the opposite, said Larry Tranel.

“We don’t realize it, but stress is actually the thing that gets us to perform at higher levels, kind of like ‘no pain no gain,’” Tranel told “Stress can be a positive part of your life because it can help you improve in different aspects of your life.”

Tranel, a pastoral psychologist with ISU Extension and Outreach, is hosting the webinars with two of his colleagues.  For more, please click here.