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4 Mind Tricks to Try When Anxiety Strikes

Farsh Askari | Posted 02.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Farsh Askari

When I see something that triggers anxiety, whether it's an actual physical manifestation or just in the mind's eye, I distract myself until my anxiety subsides. In my quest to recalibrate from distressed to de-stressed, I have found the following four quick-tricks to be, easy, practical, and effective anxiety antidotes.

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall -- The Journey Inward, Part 3

Dorote Lucci | Posted 02.01.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Dorote Lucci

As she stays with her transformation our heroine encounters a mirror -- will it give her a break from her new state? And who are her friends here? The...

Your Chill Pill for 2016

Lisa Tener | Posted 01.06.2016 | Books
Lisa Tener

At a recent holiday get together -- full of wonderfully high-powered women who were stressed over the holidays and other aspects of life -- I met Ka...

5 Surprising Places to Find More Silence Every Day

Jon Wortmann | Posted 01.04.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Jon Wortmann

We need quiet because it reminds our brains that the chaos of the world doesn't have to be our reality. There are absolutely parts of every day that need your focus and attention. And silence is what resets our being so that we recognize we don't have to get as burdened by life as most of us tend to feel.

13 Easy-To-Do Yoga Poses For Stress Relief

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 01.19.2016 | Healthy Living

Stress is a headache, but stress-relief is free. Doesn't that make you feel a little better? Practicing yoga is a proven calm-provider: It can lower y...

Three Words That Change Everything

Eric Leroy Wilson | Posted 12.17.2015 | Religion
Eric Leroy Wilson

It's hard to imagine what was going through Mary's head when receiving word she was to bear the Divine within her. Here you have one of the most insignificant individuals, in one of the most insignificant ethnic groups, in one of the most insignificant parts of the world at the time.

Feeling Holicrazy? Five Tips to Keep Your Cool This Yule

Melanie Young | Posted 12.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Melanie Young

Focus on more joy and less juggling; worry less about buying gifts and focus more on spending time with family and friends. Holidays should be about celebration, not obligation.

A Stoic Guide to Coping With the Holidays

Skye Cleary | Posted 12.10.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Skye Cleary

With drunk and flirty coworkers at holiday parties, rowdy relatives at family gatherings, and the inherent foibles of holiday travels, there is a neve...

4 Signs That You Are Living at Your Best

Liz Higgins | Posted 11.29.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Liz Higgins

Believing in yourself is one of the most balancing feelings in the world. When you have trust with yourself and are accountable to your own values and no one else's, this is living Zen.

Busy Woman's Guide: An ER Doc's Tips for Keeping Your Cool

Dr. Darria Long Gillespie | Posted 11.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Darria Long Gillespie

People who can function in a crisis are no less emotional, no less invested, no less worried, than those who cannot function. It's a mindset, and it takes practice. Try these tips and see for yourself -- and remember, you've got this.

Lashing Out Is Losing Control; Calmness Is Strength and Power

Richard Kronick | Posted 11.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Richard Kronick

A voice within me asked, "Who was the stronger man?" and chills slowly crept up my spine as I realized that it was, in fact, my father. While the other man had allowed his rage to overcome him, my father had controlled himself.

Ways to Embrace an Attitude of Gratitude

Linda Lauren | Posted 11.17.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Linda Lauren

Adopt the attitude of gratitude and you are likely to feel a peaceful calm wash over you as you will usher in a season of positive energy through thanks.

Psyched Up, Let Down: The Harvey Moment

Kevin R. Stone, M.D. | Posted 11.11.2015 | Sports
Kevin R. Stone, M.D.

The ability to "center down" in a crisis, whether it's exhilarating or life threatening, determines the outcome of many critical decisions in life. It is a wonder that mental control is not taught as a major life lesson for all of us.

Fall Leaves Berlin: Fashion by Nature

Margaret Gardiner | Posted 11.04.2015 | Arts
Margaret Gardiner


Don't Touch My Thong, Please!

Christine Martitz | Posted 10.14.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Christine Martitz

(Photo Courtesy Christine Martitz) When it comes to doing laundry there are many things to be mindful of. You have to follow the care-tag, separate ...

5 Stress Reduction Techniques to Use Now

Kim Bowen | Posted 09.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Kim Bowen

I created my own toolbox of simple techniques to instantly calm me and help me focus. It makes me feel like I'm living more and actually enjoying even the days of chaos. Next time you're about to freak out, try these tips instead.

Relaxation Thoughts

Ayana Malaika Crichlow | Posted 09.08.2015 | Black Voices
Ayana Malaika Crichlow

The feeling of relaxation also enters my being when I slow down and take in my surroundings and environment while doing something I love to do. The weather also used to make a big difference in my mood, but now I find such enjoyment in all types of weather.

20 Fun Ways to Relax on the Weekend

Tom Casano | Posted 09.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Tom Casano

There is a reason why Loverboy's "Working for the Weekend" song is so popular. The weekend is a time to relax. It's a mini-vacation from work. Some people choose to read a book or go to the park while others take small road trips and have movie marathons. Even though there are only two days, you can still relax in several different ways.

Being Calm and Mindful for Your Child

Susie Wolbe | Posted 08.21.2015 | Parents
Susie Wolbe

Your child may face a calm re-entry to the school year, or may be distressed to find himself in very unfamiliar, and unhappy, territory. Your child may look to you for comfort and support; how are you going to handle your role?

Bust Your Stress With Twitter's 'Calm Yourself In 4 Words' Trend

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 08.12.2015 | Healthy Living

Everyone knows the feeling of having a million things to do, feeling anxious about an upcoming work project or having an argument with a good friend....

The 3 Most Delightful Techniques to Defeat Your Stress

Tom Casano | Posted 07.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Tom Casano

We've all been stressed before. And it can create knots in your back, arguments in your relationships, and affect your performance at work. Whether i...

Mindfulness: A Declaration Of Health Independence

Steven Crandell | Posted 07.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Steven Crandell

Mindfulness is more than a great way to get healthy and stay healthy. It's a process of discovery -- full of solace and revelation. And your relationships, your work and your play will all benefit.

Olympic Medalist Deena Kastor Shares 10 Mindfulness Tips for World Record Success, Health and Happiness

Michael Sandler and Jessica Lee | Posted 07.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael Sandler and Jessica Lee

Olympic Medalist Deena Kastor After Setting Four World Records. Photo Credit Group At 5'4" and only 104 pounds, no one knew...

10 Ways To Combat Stress In Under A Minute

Tom Casano | Posted 06.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Tom Casano

If you're in the middle of a busy workday or if you have young, demanding toddlers around, you might find it impossible to carve out even 30 minutes to meditate or do yoga. Sometimes there just aren't enough hours in the day.

7 Calming Quote GIFs To Get You Through Even The Worst Of Times

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 06.30.2015 | Healthy Living

When life begins to feel like just a little more than you can handle, mentally repeating a few short, relaxing words can work wonders on your stress l...