Research shows that when sleep is disrupted, cortisol levels are shifted away from optimal, perpetuating sleep issues by throwing off hormone levels and increasing inflammation. Therefore getting good sleep is one of the best things you can do for your health.
With all these expectations, it's not a surprise to learn that one-third of all teenagers in the United States say they have considered suicide. How much stress is too much for your teen? If you're not paying attention, you may not know until it's too late.
While my life has been slightly uncomfortable since becoming unemployed, I wouldn't trade it for the world. I have unlocked my undeniably passionate spirit, allowed space for great opportunities, and truly begun to enjoy waking up every day. Living a life in line with my purpose is definitely a life worth living.
Looking for a Valentine's Day card in the supermarket, I instead snapped up the new Time/Life magazine's glossy anniversary edition of "The Sound of Music: 50 Years Later, the Hills Are Still Alive."
True friends are a blessing. They are the people with whom we have successfully created intimacy and dared vulnerability, in relationships based on truth and candor. This is much harder than it appears. As it is, being honest with my own self is a challenge. I don't know about you, but I often don't like what I see.
However you approach the situation, remember to stay calm. The situation will only get worse if you lose your temper. Your goal is to resolve the strife in a way that makes a better environment for everyone.
It's been a year since we lost our beloved dog-child Mira. During this time, we have learned even more about the nature of grief and loss, and how no one is exempt from these tender journeys. This poem speaks to what I've learned.
The need for a new love story, an Outrageous Love story that will inspire and animate our personal lives and the lives of the polis, is urgent.
As more and more people are paying attention to the present moment they are finding a harmony where before they were just on their way to doing what i...
I'm comfortable admitting I'm addicted to reading. I would spend my last dollar on a book, and I have no shame admitting that. I love all that I've learned through books, and the comfort it gives me.
Social media does have the power to make us miserable and stressed out -- or to help us feel love and connection, joy and gratitude, inspiration and curiosity.
You've lost the zing and excitement that comes with living the life your soul intended in exchange for the mundane, responsible adulthood you were told to live. Here are seven sure-fire signs you aren't living the life your soul intended and what to do about it starting TODAY.
Between making a conscious effort to separate your work life from home, not working on your bed, and being mindful of your activities before bed, over time you'll train your body to be sleep ready.
Remember when you and your spouse/partner first met? Many of us can remember even the smallest of details because, for one reason, they are bathed in...
Thankfully, happiness is a skill that can be learned and cultivated; Happiness is entirely within your reach. Is today the day that you look around, notice the world you have created for yourself, and ask if you are ready to go within?
Letting go can be difficult, but you'll torture yourself mentally and emotionally by holding on. Breathe deep, and let it go. Life doesn't always follow the script; rules are bent and broken; the ideal doesn't match the real. But carrying wounds long after the battle is done is a mark of immaturity.
It took me over two decades of dealing with chronic worry to learn there is no one-size-fits-all-magic-pill solution for anxiety. I've also learned, however, there are some research-based methods that do work well for many people (including children) in a variety of situations.
I am discovering the deep connections between minimalism and spiritual fulfillment. I am discovering that minimalism and spirituality also does not mean abandonment of career success, financial solvency, and other worldly ambitions.
"Our view is breathtaking, no matter what time of day it is," says Judy. "Sitting on our porch watching the sun rise is a daily pleasure."
There is a lot of chatter about people being emotionally unavailable to fulfill certain roles, participate in a discussion or provide support. At time...