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Beating Stress and Burnout at Work

Dan Collinson | Posted 02.11.2016 | Business
Dan Collinson

I've observed first hand the impact that this has had on employees to the detriment of their health. Very capable and skilled professionals were pushing themselves to the limit with the consequence being that their physical and mental health was failing.

Are You Running on Empty? 4 Signs It's Time to Recharge

Samantha Boardman MD | Posted 02.03.2016 | Healthy Living
Samantha Boardman MD

When your phone has 13 percent battery left, I bet you find the nearest outlet ASAP. But when you are running on empty, you just keep going. Most of the time you don't even realize your battery is running dangerously low.

Don't Take It Personally When I Tell You 'No.' I'm Using It On Everyone This Year

Lena Dunham | Posted 01.27.2016 | Women
Lena Dunham

A well-timed yes can expand our world in beautiful and unexpected ways. But I am writing now to espouse the power of another simple word: no.

Why You Should Care About Your Doctor's Health

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 01.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

If we care about our health, we must address physician health. This can only happen with a shift in the culture of care and wellness of doctors. Self-care must become a core competency in medical training. Such radical change requires the involvement of all stakeholders, the doctors, the health policy makers and most importantly, the public.

Introducing HuffPost Endeavor: Less Stress, More Fulfillment

Arianna Huffington | Posted 01.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Arianna Huffington

We all strive for success, even though what that means for each of us is going to be different. That's why I'm delighted to announce HuffPost Endeavor, a new section in partnership with Chevy Malibu. HuffPost Endeavor will be a place to both celebrate success and redefine it, by reminding ourselves what it really means to live a good life, to place the satisfaction that comes from hard work and accomplishment alongside the joys that come from small moments, pauses and meaningful connections.

What Type of Burnout Are You?

Catherine Chen, Ph.D. | Posted 01.22.2016 | Women
Catherine Chen, Ph.D.

If you relate to any of these burnout types, congratulations! You now are empowered with a better understanding of yourself and for every bit of understanding comes a choice on how you want to move forward.

What Every Woman Should Know Before Turning 30

Catherine Chen, Ph.D. | Posted 01.15.2016 | Women
Catherine Chen, Ph.D.

Since turning 30, I've realized that if you practice a few key habits consistently and stick to your personal boundaries, everything will fall into place and (most of) the stress will melt away. Don't wait to hit 30 to figure things out. Here are some cornerstone tips for building a strong foundation for your 30's and beyond!

How to Stop Burning Out in 2016

Aerlie Wildy | Posted 01.12.2016 | Business
Aerlie Wildy

One of the reasons I'm an entrepreneur is because I want a great balance in my life, and to be able to coach amazing business women, nurture my family and be the best person that I can be -- because I know without a doubt that my health, family and clients will benefit from that. However, if I'm running on empty, unmotivated, procrastinating, sick and exhausted -- no one wins.

The Danger of Being a Female Overachiever: How to Start Turning It Around

Kirsi Bhasin | Posted 01.08.2016 | Women
Kirsi Bhasin

Getting approval for taking assignments no one else wants, pulling an all-nighter to finish the project before the deadline, staying in late to work when it's not necessary. It can be appealing to pile more onto your plate to be super woman.

The American Workplace Is Broken. Here’s How We Can Start Fixing It.

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 01.20.2016 | Science

This story is part of our monthlong “Work Well” initiative, which focuses on thriving in the workplace. You can find more stories from th...

From Burnout to Being on Fire: Four Lessons That Changed My Life

Ellen Bard | Posted 12.28.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Ellen Bard

Whilst I don't believe that the lifestyle I've ended up in is for everyone, the lessons I learned during this sometimes challenging, sometimes exciting and always heart-opening journey are likely to help you too -- without you having to learn them the hard way.

What to Do When You Are Feeling Burnt Out

Erika Oppenheimer | Posted 12.18.2015 | Education
Erika Oppenheimer

Burnout is a common phenomenon at this time of year. Given the high demand of classes and activities in the final weeks before winter break, a multitu...

A Sleep Revolution Will Allow Us to Better Solve the World's Problems

Arianna Huffington | Posted 12.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Arianna Huffington

So here's the big idea I think will shape 2016: sleep. That's right, sleep! How much and how well we sleep in the coming year -- and the years to follow -- will determine, in no small measure, our ability to address and solve the problems we're facing as individuals and as a society.

Caregiver Stress: 4 Ways to Take Care of Yourself

Lantern | Posted 12.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Lantern

Taking care of another person, whether it's a toddler or an aging relative, is no small feat. We know that keeping up with your own health on top of your caregiving responsibilities can seem quite daunting, so we've put together a list of four ways to help you take care of yourself.

5 Myths About Burnout

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 11.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

I eventually pulled myself out of the burnout spiral and made it my mission to study the illness that almost took me down. As I lecture and train busy professionals in the skills that help build stress resilience and prevent burnout, I hear certain myths about burnout repeatedly. These five myths about burnout need to be busted.

The Way You're Working Isn't Working

Samantha Ushedo | Posted 11.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Samantha Ushedo

Creating boundaries at work can be tricky but it all starts with a little courage and some effective communication. Don't attempt to set all your boundaries at once. Just take it one conversation at a time and practice identifying, asking for and sticking to your boundaries.

Lighting the Pilot Light of Service

Chip R. Bell | Posted 11.03.2015 | Business
Chip R. Bell

A great customer experience comes from service people who demonstrate strong self-confidence, even in the midst of shopping chaos and holiday mayhem

Suffering and Burnout in the ER

Edwin Leap, MD | Posted 11.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Edwin Leap, MD

To everyone who sees and intervenes in life and death situations, I say this: You've done more good than you can ever imagine.  If you tell me it hurts too much to go back, then there's no shame. Go in peace.

Tips to Recover From Burnout

Dani Dixon | Posted 10.21.2015 | Women
Dani Dixon

It's ironic that I pride myself on writing a blog on self care and authenticity and today I sat at home in the middle of the day. Not through choice but through exhaustion from not looking after myself or listening to my intuition.

How to Recognize Burnout and Breakdown Before It's Too Late

Ebonie Allard | Posted 10.15.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Ebonie Allard

You started out loving what you do, and you have a big dream! The thought of achieving it excites and frights you in equal measure. You work hard an...

Youth Sports Burnout Driven by Achievement by Proxy Syndrome

Ken Reed | Posted 10.10.2015 | Sports
Ken Reed

Simply put, when it comes to youth sports, as parents and coaches - as adults -- we need to chill out. Our sons and daughters almost assuredly aren't going to be pro athletes. Statisticians believe that you have a better chance of being murdered than becoming a professional athlete.

3 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Prevent Burnout

Smita Singh | Posted 10.07.2015 | Business
Smita Singh

You don't have to burn out to use these simple secrets in your life today. As they they prevention is better than cure, use these in your life and business and you will see a huge difference. And of course don't forget to get some "me" time.

The Brief Wondrous Life of Teachers' Mental Health

Dr. Isaiah B. Pickens, Ph.D. | Posted 10.02.2015 | Education
Dr. Isaiah B. Pickens, Ph.D.

Building mentally healthy teachers, who can subsequently build emotionally healthy students, is a benefit that many in the education community have taken seriously.

Everything I Know About Being Happy I Learned From Harry Potter

Catherine Chen, Ph.D. | Posted 10.02.2015 | Women
Catherine Chen, Ph.D.

In Harry Potter, the wraith-like creatures called dementors suck out all happiness and you feel like you'll never be happy again. You may have dementors in your life such as mean people, a frustrating job, or the feeling that you're not enough, that drain your happiness too.

The Importance Of Sleeping Your Way To The Top

Jennifer Lea Reynolds | Posted 10.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Lea Reynolds

Sleep, and sleep some more. Give in to a bedroom that beckons. Peel back the layers of your bed, one luxurious sheet and comforter at a time, and sleep your overworked soul to the top.