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Exhaustion

Here's What The Healthiest Sleepers Never Do Before Bed

HuffPost Partner Studio | Posted 05.24.2016 | Healthy Living

"You should get eight hours of sleep a night." It sounds so easy, doesn't it? Sure, that is until it's 3 a.m. and you've been tossing and turning for ...

The Day in the Life of a Newbie Anemic

Nash Cajee | Posted 05.03.2016 | Healthy Living
Nash Cajee

I understand how easy it is to have these symptoms creep up on us so slowly, that we don't even realize it, and before we know it, we are now faced with a new reality. So I encourage everyone, men and women, if this sounds anything like what you are going through, please take action today and book an appointment with your family doctor.

8 Seemingly Innocent Things That Are Sabotaging Your Sleep

HuffPost Partner Studio | Posted 04.22.2016 | Healthy Living

You probably know you shouldn’t gulp down two cups of coffee right before going to bed. (Please, tell us you know that!) But did you know it’s als...

7 Simple Ways to Escape Exhaustion

Elizabeth Grace Saunders | Posted 04.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Grace Saunders

I know that the idea of taking better care of yourself may seem ludicrous when you feel like you can't keep up already. But it truly is the only way to be more effective, make better decisions about what you will and won't do, and to not constantly feel like you're suffering from battle fatigue.

A Crash of #FlawlessLove!

Janine Francolini | Posted 04.11.2016 | Impact
Janine Francolini

Friday morning, after I dropped my son off at school, I had a phone meeting with one of my favorite colleagues, mental health advocate Gina Nikkel of ...

Surviving the Insanity of Grad School as a Single Mom

Kara Romick | Posted 03.18.2016 | Parents
Kara Romick

I have now classified my life into two categories. I know you're thinking "before being married" and "after being divorced." Those two could be spot-on for some single moms, but I'm in grad school. So my life can now be categorized into "pre-grad school" and "during grad school."

What's Happening In Your Brain During 'Microsleep'

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 03.12.2016 | Science

We've all experienced it: You're completely exhausted after pulling an all-nighter, and despite your best efforts to stay awake, your eyelids keep clo...

The Young And The Sleepless: Why College Students Don't Get Enough Rest

Jackie Anyanwu | Posted 03.25.2016 | College
Jackie Anyanwu

Sleep is the thing that we sacrifice for our real priorities, like research papers and 4am McDonald's runs. No one comes into college, steps one foot on the university seal, and proclaims, "I really want to catch up on sleep!"

Why Saying Yes to Yourself Is the Most Important Thing You Can Do

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 03.04.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Ed and Deb Shapiro

When you take time out to be quiet it means you don't get so angry, resentful, or frustrated. Then, what you share with others is coming from that peaceful place. When you are feeling good you will be able to do far more than if you are dragging yourself through your day in a bad mood.

Semi-Lucid Thoughts of a Sleep-Deprived Mother

Rhiannon Giles | Posted 03.04.2016 | Parents
Rhiannon Giles

I haven't slept for more than three-straight hours in ten months. I'm being held together through sheer force of will, caffeine, and napping in toilet stalls. Sometimes I forget what I'm doing -- while I'm doing it.

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.

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.

When You're Trying to Do Everything, Something Has to Give

Jackie Emerson | Posted 10.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Jackie Emerson

When I was entering my sophomore year, I piled up my schedule with everything there was. Not only was I taking a heavy course load, I was also in two shows, and trying to work outside of school. In addition, within the first couple of weeks, one of my good friends went through a major life trauma. I wanted to be there for her as much as possible.

The Exhaustion Epidemic

Holly Phillips MD | Posted 09.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Holly Phillips MD

Unfortunately, thanks to the cultural stereotype of the super-harried, super-drained superwoman, direct questions about energy and fatigue levels may not be asked during physicals, and patients, accustomed to incessant lethargy, forget to broach the topic altogether.

How to Keep Your Brightest Stars From Burning Out and Walking Out

Kirsi Bhasin | Posted 05.05.2016 | Business
Kirsi Bhasin

A study by Deloitte revealed that 79% of CEOs and HR leaders believe they have a significant retention and engagement problem and a good 26% see it as urgent.

9 Signs You're Exhausted And Need More Sleep

Well+GOOD | Posted 09.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Well+GOOD

If you couldn't tell already...

Escape Your '9 to 5': Have a Clear Action Plan

Victoria A. Tiller | Posted 09.14.2015 | Business
Victoria A. Tiller

Making the leap from employee to boss requires a special commitment, a different mindset, and a clear plan of action. As you plan your "9-5" escape here a few things for you to consider.

How I View Myself as a Mother as School Begins -- Pride or Self-Doubt?

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 08.25.2015 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

As school starts up again and parents' schedules get complicated mothers put on a cheerful face as they get their kids ready for the new year. There's lots of shopping and hair cuts, new back packs, colorful notebooks and even visiting the school to prepare your child.

How to Enjoy the Often Exhausting Role of Parenthood

Vanessa Loder | Posted 07.16.2015 | Parents
Vanessa Loder

What if we felt a deep sense of satisfaction from our fatigue, rather than viewing it as yet another sign of our inherent inadequacy? I want to feel proud of the effort I make each day with my work, my family and my home, rather than believing there's something wrong with me if I'm exhausted.

When Just Being a Mom is Enough

Melissa Roy | Posted 07.07.2015 | Parents
Melissa Roy

Everyone wants to know these days how I'm feeling. My budding baby belly prompts assumptions or curiosities about my physical well-being.(And trust me, people only ask because I'm pregnant), I usually say "just tired."

Maybe This Is How It Begins

Christine Skoutelas | Posted 07.01.2015 | Parents
Christine Skoutelas

She grabbed my hand and squeezed it hard enough to stop the blood from flowing to my fingertip, and it must have caused an unnatural backflow of blood surging towards my chest, because even when I wanted to be mad at her for not letting me rest, somehow she managed to lift me up out of my horrific mood.

Mommy Needs A Nap

Sarah Bunton | Posted 05.18.2016 | Parents
Sarah Bunton

Work becomes at best a hiccup and at worst a reprieve from the routine of the day. I don't ever want to treat work as an escape from motherhood, nor do I want to resent work from tearing me away from my son.

Finding Prayer and How It Can Help You Shed Exhaustion

Karen Brody | Posted 05.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Karen Brody

Feel exhausted all the time? Dreaming about going to an ashram and disconnecting? Whether you're chronically exhausted or not, here's a quick tip to ...

How to Get a Toddler Dressed in 21 Easy Steps

Anna Lane | Posted 06.12.2015 | Parents
Anna Lane

Search for toddler and find him in the pantry smearing jam all over himself. Tell him again that it's time to get dressed, especially now that he's covered in jam. He will say no, louder this time, and try to run away from you again.

5 Key Things This Grandmother Forgot About Motherhood

Teresa Kindred | Posted 06.08.2015 | Fifty
Teresa Kindred

My babies will be 23-years-old this year and even though my husband and I raised five children there are some things about motherhood that I had forgotten. Maybe I forgot because I didn't want to remember.