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5 Things I Learned From a 50-Day Meditation Streak

Pam Stucky | Posted 03.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Pam Stucky

But it's not about perfection, and that's one of the most important things I've learned so far on this meditation journey. Here are five more lessons I've learned along the way.

Why Anxiety Doesn't Have To Be A Bad Thing

Samara Wolpe | Posted 09.03.2016 | College
Samara Wolpe

Nobody enjoys anxiety. But for most, it is something that people deal with from time to time and is usually linked to a stressful event in their lives. For me, anxiety is nothing like that.

A Birthday Gift for the Dalai Lama -- Global Compassion Education

Emily Hine | Posted 07.03.2016 | Impact
Emily Hine

While I love his wish, I say let's take it a step further: Let's give His Holiness, the Dalai Lama, the gift of global compassion education by mainstreaming compassion training in schools, communities and businesses around the world.

How To Get Good At Stress

Daily Beast | Zahra Barnes | Posted 05.18.2015 | World

From wrecking your workouts to sabotaging your sleep, stress can wreak havoc on your life. But it can also be energizing, motivating and life-changing...

Just A Cold, Dark, Night On The Side Of Everest

Alia J. Crum, Ph.D. | Posted 01.27.2014 | TED Weekends
Alia J. Crum, Ph.D.

If we are mindful of our mindsets about stress -- and of the potential power of such mindsets -- it may be possible to learn how to stress better.

Gratitude for Feeling Crappy

Dan Fleshler | Posted 01.23.2014 | TED Weekends
Dan Fleshler

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgI often don't feel well due to stress hormones, which act up partly because I have Type 1 diabetes. But I try to feel grateful when that happens.

Could Stress Really Be Good for You?

James E. Porter | Posted 11.23.2013 | TED Weekends
James E. Porter

Without ignoring the fact that there can indeed be an upside to stress, we need to continue addressing these very real health problems caused by exposure to stress that the rest of the world is facing every day.

Embrace The Positive Potential of Stress

Kathariya Mokrue, PhD | Posted 11.22.2013 | TED Weekends
Kathariya Mokrue, PhD

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgWho wants to feel their bodies gearing up to "fight or flight" where the heart races, blood pressure spikes, breathing becomes shallow and irregular, face flushes, and hands become clammy?

Our Symptoms Are There to Teach Us

Michael Stanclift, N.D. | Posted 11.22.2013 | TED Weekends
Michael Stanclift, N.D.

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgShe was the only woman at her firm, and was well respected by her colleagues, but still she was unhappy.

Is Stress Most People's Friend?

Michael Friedman, L.M.S.W. | Posted 11.22.2013 | TED Weekends
Michael Friedman, L.M.S.W.

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgStressful events can bring out the best in us, lift us to levels we never thought possible. We can rise to the occasion. But, it's not quite that simple, is it?

WATCH: Turns Out, We May Have Gotten the Science of Stress Completely Wrong

TEDTalks | Posted 01.25.2014 | TED Weekends

kelly mcgonigalPsychologist Kelly McGonigal shares new research showing that it's our thinking about stress, rather than stress itself, that affects our health.

You Decide if Stress Is the "Bad Guy"

Ingrid Peschke | Posted 11.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Ingrid Peschke

For starters, new research shows it's not the stress level you experience that affects your health, but rather how you think about the stress that is ultimately beneficial or harmful.

Is Willpower Harder For Women?

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 01.25.2012 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

A couple of new books dig into the science of willpower, and their findings reveal that the current reality of women's lives leaves us particularly challenged.