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Election Stress

Election Aftermath: A Whole New Kind Of Sad

Candy Leonard | Posted 12.15.2016 | Politics
Candy Leonard

The phrase "American Exceptionalism" always seemed a bit jingoistic and smug to me. I'm not sure I even knew what it meant. But now, watching it vanis...

Election Stress: It's OK To Not Feel OK -- Tips For Coping

Mara Karpel, Ph.D. | Posted 11.30.2016 | Fifty
Mara Karpel, Ph.D.

Virtually overnight, the world has changed. Since the dramatic shift occurring after the 2016 presidential election, I've been stumbling along, alternating between numbness and various more intense emotions. And I know I'm not alone. We are certainly now living in unsettling and uncertain times.

A Handy Self-Care Guide For When Politics Come Up At Thanksgiving

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 11.21.2016 | Healthy Living

Thanksgiving is typically associated with feel-good food, friends and family. However, since this year it comes on the heels of a nasty election seaso...

How To Talk To Your Kids About The Election? Just Talk To Them. And Let Them Help You By Listening.

Lori Ferraro | Posted 11.17.2016 | Parents
Lori Ferraro

It’s been one week since Donald Trump was elected our country’s 45th president, and like many of you, I am having an extremely hard time wrapping ...

Worried About Spending Money? Blame It On Election Stress.

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 11.15.2016 | Healthy Living

Election stress may be messing with you in all kinds of ways, from triggering overeating to contributing to poor sleep to lowering productivity. But i...

All The Ways This Election Is Messing With Your Brain And Body

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 11.03.2016 | Healthy Living

There are just a few short days left before the election (can you believe it?) and the tension doesn’t seem to stop rising. Recent research suggests...

6 Ways To Keep Your Sanity Until Election Day

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 10.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

Photo credit: NewsOK Here we are, just weeks before the 2016 election. An election that at times has looked more like a reality TV show or a fightin...

This Election Is So Stressful, Psychologists Decided To Measure It

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 10.17.2016 | Healthy Living

Research has confirmed what we already knew in our bodies: This election is completely stressing us out. Approximately 52 percent of Americans say the...

Older Voters Are Suffering The Greatest Election Stress. Here's Why.

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 10.13.2016 | Fifty

Both Democrats and Republicans are experiencing “significant” stress over the presidential election, according to an online survey conducted by Ha...

Can This Please Be Over Soon? Election Stress Is Real.

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 08.02.2016 | Fifty

I spent the weekend in a post-conventions stupor, nursing a political hangover caused by the endless hours I’ve spent glued to the screen listening ...

You Might Need Actual Therapy Because Of This Crazy Election

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 12.21.2016 | Healthy Living

One word to describe this election cycle? Brutal. Everyone is calling everyone else a liar. It seems as though there are more debates than delegates....

Is Your Mind Abuzz Post-Election? 6 Tips To Relax

Amer Khan, M.D. | Posted 01.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Amer Khan, M.D.

Every day in my sleep medicine practice I see people who don't even recognize that they are stressed out. Our minds are like a jet ready to take off, and the body is screaming to keep us grounded, sometimes making us hurt to get our attention.

Dealing With Election Disappointment? 5 Tips To Help You Cope

Dr. Elizabeth Lombardo | Posted 01.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Elizabeth Lombardo

As we come to the end of the campaign trail, there are bound to be some happy people and some less-than-pleased individuals when it comes to election outcomes. What can you do if you are disappointed with the results? Try these five tips to help you.

Post-Election Self-Care: A Reminder To Check In With Yourself

Karen Horneffer-Ginter, Ph.D. | Posted 01.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Karen Horneffer-Ginter, Ph.D.

After the pre-recorded phone messages have come to a stop and we've had a chance to feel and voice our opinion about the results, it's time to take a deep breath and bring some self-care back into our daily life.

5 Ways To Cope With Election Day Stress

Denise Scarbro | Posted 01.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Denise Scarbro

The mental chatter in our mind can lead to feelings of anxiety, fear, worry, or even anger. So, in order to decompress, let's consciously switch gears and get a little relief! Here are some tips to help change the film playing on the projector of your mind:

How This Lesbian Mom Stays (Mostly) Sane During Election Season

Cheryl Dumesnil | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Cheryl Dumesnil

I need to maintain some sense of sanity not only for myself but for my kiddos. I mean, if feeling like a cranky mom sucks, imaging having a cranky mom. I can't let the trickle-down of my election-based stress reach my kids.

Post Election: How To Restore Your Personal Operating System

Kay Goldstein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kay Goldstein

The election season has been a long and sometimes difficult journey. Many of us have been training our minds and bodies to get into some pretty self-defeating habits.

Election Anxiety: Kill It With Kindness

Susan Smalley, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Smalley, Ph.D.

In the last week of the election, anxiety in our country is palpable. But I also am starting to realize that it is how we think, feel, and act after ...

Election Anxiety: Don't Worry, The End Is Near

Washington Post | Joel Achenbach | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Americans are in the grip of a monster case of Pre-Election Anxiety Disorder. No one is talking about voter apathy anymore, because the opposite is mo...