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Handling Stress

Soul Searching... Enjoy the Journey!

David Kanegis | Posted 05.10.2014 | Healthy Living
David Kanegis

No matter how it is framed, searching our soul commonly carries the expectation of long and arduous bouts of self-examination and personal doubt. It is often fraught with stress and anxiety when in reality it has the potential of sweeping us away on a magnificent adventure.

3 Things You Must Do Before You Can Manage Stress

Jon Wortmann | Posted 12.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Jon Wortmann

When you feel stressed, notice it, admit you're stressed out, then choose to switch your focus. If you do, your story could have a happy ending.

20 Things Your Child Needs From You When Things Change

Dr. Karin L. Smithson | Posted 12.07.2013 | Parents
Dr. Karin L. Smithson

Whether it is a new baby, a big move or Mommy's going back to work, our kids need us to help them find their way along life's tumbling, twisting path.

What If We Thought Of Stress As Good?

meQuilibrium | Posted 11.30.2013 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

Could our fear of stress be making everything way worse? As the CEO of meQuilibrium, I know full well that no one source, problem, or issue is to blame when it comes to stress -- that our response to stress has far more to do with our ability to cope than almost anything else.

Why Being 'Busy' Is A Risky Business

meQuilibrium | Posted 10.10.2013 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

If there's one thing you do for yourself this week, it's to take a good hard look at what's keeping you so busy. What are you avoiding? What are you trying to not do or face or decide?

Tina Lifford: What to Do the Next Time You Feel Overwhelmed

Tina Lifford | Posted 08.25.2013 | Women
Tina Lifford

Being confronted by moments and people who demand that we show up more honestly and authentically can be scary.

Stress Remedy: The Green Pill

Suna Senman | Posted 07.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Suna Senman

As I finished my last appointment late on Saturday morning, I realized that I had a choice. I could run around in town following my red notebook to-do list or escape to the green countryside. I felt like Morpheus was offering me the option to take a red or a green pill.

The Art of Choosing

Stephenie Zamora | Posted 07.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Stephenie Zamora

The moment I made the decision to make this move, I also made the decision to let it be easy. This was a choice, and one I had to continue to make every single day.

Mark Hyman, MD: 5 Ways To Never Be Stressed Again

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 07.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

The operative word here about stress is that it is a perception, also known as a thought or point of view. There are objective stressors, to be sure. But how these affect us determines our body's stress response.

10 Essential De-Stressing Tips For Baby Boomers

Posted 04.26.2013 | Fifty

Although the recent Stress in America survey found that Baby Boomers and adults over 67 are the least-stressed age groups in the country, that doesn't...

The One Realization That Changed My Outlook On Life

Allison Berkowitz | Posted 06.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Allison Berkowitz

No two people deal with stres the same -- and as I'm seeing now -- and many people don't deal at all. And you know what? It's all good. I believe we all get where we need to go eventually.

7 Things I've Let Go Of Stressing Over

Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 05.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Carolyn Gregoire

Admittedly, I still have a long way to go in tackling the more deep-seated anxieties and insecurities that often cause me stress. But I am slowly beginning to let go of some of the "small stuff" that add unnecessary anxiety to my life.

Dr. Patricia Fitzgerald: Is Your Stress Response Stuck In The 'On' Position?

Dr. Patricia Fitzgerald | Posted 05.31.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Patricia Fitzgerald

The survival instinct designed to give us tools to fight or flee has turned on us. Now that it is on inappropriately, this response can have the opposite effect. Instead of saving our lives, it can contribute to insomnia, depression, panic attacks, and a host of other health concerns.

5 Things You Must Remember When You're Feeling Stressed

Juliana Stock | Posted 04.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Juliana Stock

What I've come to understand is that courage isn't the absence of fear at all. It's taking an action or risk, making a move or decision in spite of it, and here are some of the tools that I found were handy.

What A Billy Joel Song Reminded Me About Parenting

Lindsey Mead | Posted 04.07.2013 | Parents
Lindsey Mead

I want so fiercely to fully live these years, to pay attention, not to miss a thing. But still, so often, I fail. I allow my own exhaustion or aggravation to occlude the beauty of this ordinary, flawed existence.

I Think, Therefore I Am... Stressed

meQuilibrium | Posted 04.05.2013 | GPS for the Soul
meQuilibrium

More often than not, we apply some emotional filter to our experiences and interactions, and these filters are a big part of what makes us stressed. It's not what happens to us that is inherently stressful, but how we respond to it that makes it stressful.

Recharge Each Day For Optimal Use

meQuilibrium | Posted 03.23.2013 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

Let's stop thinking about rest as the opposite of effort and start thinking about it as the foundation of effort. What can you do to build in a little more relaxation or pleasure, to draw you out of the moments that wind you up and leave you so tight you feel like you might snap?

Life Can Be Thrilling, Not Stressful

meQuilibrium | Posted 03.11.2013 | GPS for the Soul
meQuilibrium

To anyone who is already reconsidering commitments related to diet, exercise, work, family time or "me" time, don't give up and certainly don't stress over them; you simply have to find that sweet spot somewhere between ambition and the impossible.

Is Stress The New Fat?

Janesse Bruce | Posted 04.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Janesse Bruce

Mindfulness, yoga and relaxation techniques are the current darlings of the stress trade. They work, but they take a lot of work, and each alone doesn't come close to solving the entire problem, just as declining that slice of pie after dinner never made anyone thin.

3 Key Ways To Handle Stress Better

Posted 11.19.2012 | Women

By Michele Hoos | The Daily Muse Think about the last day you had when things just didn’t go your way. You couldn’t get through a never-ending ...

Is The News Stressing You Out? How To Better Manage Your Reactions

HeartMath LLC | Posted 01.14.2013 | Healthy Living
HeartMath LLC

For many of us, the stress bath emotional state has become the norm, so learning how to manage our reactions to news has never been more vital to our health and relationships.

Surefire Stress Relief: A Breathing Exercise To Refuel Your System

HeartMath LLC | Posted 01.05.2013 | Healthy Living
HeartMath LLC

If you find yourself feeling angry, mildly depressed, anxious or otherwise stressed, try this easy, free and quick technique for yourself to refuel your system.

The Benefits Of Acknowledging Your Stress

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 12.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

Life issues that we are all subject to are stressors for some but not for others. The difference lies in our response, for although we may have little or no control over the circumstances we are dealing with, we do have control over our reaction to them.