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Election Stress

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 03.04.2016 | 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...