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Learning to Self-Manage Stress and Lower Performance Anxiety

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 08.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Gail Gross

Regardless of whether you're on a stage singing a song, in an office giving a presentation, public speaking, taking a test, running a football or fighting a tiger, your fight or flight system operates in the exact same way. So what can you do about it?

Tadasana -- The Transformative Power Pose in Jail

Nancy Deville | Posted 08.19.2015 | Women
Nancy Deville

Teaching yoga in jail isn't just about giving the women exercise, it's about giving them tools to cope. That's why I always start with the hope that Tadasana brings.

Can Beauty Actually Improve Your Health?

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 08.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

"It's better to look good than to feel good" went the SNL line made famous by Billy Crystal. It was funny, in part, because it mocked an age-old conf...

What Are Circadian Rhythms and What Happens When They're Out of Whack?

Van Winkle's | Posted 08.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Van Winkle's

Simply put, your circadian rhythm is your body's internal clock. Operating on a roughly 24-hour cycle, it governs our sleep-wake cycle and plays a large part in everything from hormone release to body temperature.

5 Amazing Ways Your Stress Hormones Help You Every Day

Emma Adam | Posted 06.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Emma Adam

It is both important and healthy to understand that stress is expected in daily life, and our built-in biological response to stress is helpful. Stress hormones, including cortisol, can help us to handle our everyday challenges in amazing ways.

Heal Your DNA With T&A: Adrenal Resilience

Alan Christianson | Posted 05.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Alan Christianson

Part 3 of 3 This final issue will focus more on your adrenals and how they can change the expression of your genes. Every person living today is th...

Are You Stressing Out Again? 3 Easy Steps to Help You Relax

Lorna Borenstein | Posted 06.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Lorna Borenstein

April is National Stress Awareness month, when the U.S Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) urges Americans to refresh and recharge their bodie...

The 3 Things That Wreck Your Hormones (Part 3)

Alan Christianson | Posted 05.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Alan Christianson

Part 3 of 3: STRESS In the last installment, part two of three, we explained how your hormones can be wrecked by aging. This installment will explai...

5 Science-Inspired Ways to Banish Stress for Good

Nick Seneca Jankel | Posted 05.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Nick Seneca Jankel

Just as a glass of red wine can make us healthier but ten glasses can result in a terrible hangover (and possibly alcohol poisoning), a little stress can focus our attention and stimulate us to dig within for new ways to grow... but too much is likely to hurt.

Living Mindfully, Living Happily Through Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life

Donna Rockwell, PsyD | Posted 04.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Donna Rockwell, PsyD

It is ironic that people dash through life trying to figure things out, furrowing their brows in deep concentration and boring their minds like laser beams into making decisions without ever wondering what "mind" is in the first place.

Health and Marriage: The Cortisol Connection

Wray Herbert | Posted 04.14.2015 | Science
Wray Herbert

Bad marriages can be sickening. Most people don't have to be convinced of this, but for those who do, several decades of studies offer plenty of proof. Even so, very little is known about exactly how marriage quality affects health.

5 Reasons Why You Need to Quit Your Diet Immediately

Jenny C. Evans | Posted 04.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Jenny C. Evans

It's not that we lack self-discipline or willpower to be successful. The problem is that dieting couldn't be more opposite to how we're evolutionarily designed to survive and function best. Could you ever imagine our distant ancestors going against their biological drive for survival by purposefully eating less food when it was available?

Give Parents Respect, Not Bad Interpretations of Neuroscience

Laura Flores Shaw | Posted 03.09.2015 | Parents
Laura Flores Shaw

Parenting experts want to help us. They want to foster our self-awareness so we can not only effectively self-regulate during challenging moments with our children, but so we can also cultivate our children's self-awareness so they, too, can effectively self-regulate.

Stress-Eating Doesn't Actually Taste That Great

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 01.03.2015 | Healthy Living

It's been a long day. You worked really hard. You deserve chocolate, right? Sure, but it might not be all that wonderful. A new study published in ...

The Unexpected Health Consequence Of Moving To The City

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 12.20.2014 | Healthy Living

Aesop's fable about the dangers of urban life goes something like this: A City Mouse visits his cousin in the country and is shocked at the humble mea...

How Stress Is Making You Lose Your Mind

Jenny C. Evans | Posted 01.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Jenny C. Evans

Stress is affecting your brain much more than you think. Sure, you've experienced the distraction, forgetfulness, negativity or anxiety that comes from stressful situations, but did you know it's also shrinking your brain?

Conversational Blind Spots at Work

Judith E. Glaser | Posted 12.13.2014 | Business
Judith E. Glaser

The executives used "telling statements" 85 percent of the time, leaving a paltry 15 percent for questions. What's more, almost all the questions they asked were actually statements in disguise.

How Stress Is Affecting Your Stomach

Jenny C. Evans | Posted 11.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Jenny C. Evans

You may think you got dealt a lousy genetic hand when it came to fat distribution, but what you might not know is that chronic fat around your midsection might be due to stress.

How Your Stress-Management Techniques Are Making You More Stressed

Jenny C. Evans | Posted 09.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Jenny C. Evans

There are only so many hours in the week. Your to-do list at work and home continues to grow, you're stretched thin and stressed to the max. What you may not know is the ways you've been trying to cope with the stress of it all are actually making you more stressed, not less.

The Surprising Link Between Stress And Memory Loss

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 06.17.2014 | Fifty

When we are in survival mode, optimal amounts of cortisol -- commonly known as the stress hormone -- can be life saving. But abnormally high or prolon...

The Direct Link Between Stress And Body Fat, From Jessica Ortner (VIDEO)

Posted 06.16.2014 | MarloThomas

Studies have shown a direct link between stress and body fat, and Jessica Ortner, author of The Tapping Solution for Weight Loss and Body Confidence, ...

5 Ways Dwelling On The Negative Affects Your Well-Being

Guy Winch, Ph.D. | Posted 06.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Guy Winch, Ph.D.

While it is natural to reflect on upsetting experiences, brooding involves replaying the same scenes in your mind and reliving the emotional distress you felt at the time. Once you are in the habit of ruminating, the urge to brood can be easy to trigger and difficult to ignore.

The Hormone That's Hurting Your Health

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Ashley Neglia | Posted 02.26.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Over the last few years, cortisol has been blamed for a surplus of health problems, including depression, weight gain...

5 Ways To Incorporate More Joy In Your Life

Dr. Cynthia Thaik | Posted 03.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cynthia Thaik

If you can find a reason to laugh every day, you'll find that your mood will improve, your relationships with others will seem more meaningful and effortless, and life's hurdles won't seem so daunting.

Trust Me

Judith E. Glaser | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Judith E. Glaser

The decision to trust or distrust someone occurs instantly. That moment -- whether it is a handshake, a telephone call, or an email -- locks in a relationship trajectory that may last for weeks, months, or a lifetime.