We all know that our lives are overbooked, and it seems to be getting worse. But lately I've been wondering if we're busier than we really need to be. Are we creating extra work and obligations for ourselves by thinking we're more essential than we actually are?
Reconnecting with joy made me realize that success is living in all parts of who I am. If you are struggling, honestly reflect on how your choices affect you and adjust accordingly to what's true to you.
For many dog guardians, our relationships with our dogs can be a taste of heaven. Except when the cuties start having surprising behavior that isn't so cute. Dogs are known to be stress reducers; however, for many people, their dog's behavior can be a huge source of stress.
You've heard for years that we only use a percentage of our brains. Not at all true. What's true is that we don't know how to consciously use our brains to take advantage of our best experiences and use them to make every 24-hour period happier and healthier.
Rather than "leaning in," we should be exhorting our women and our men, as Arianna does, to take the time to lean back. The problem is, 4 million years of evolution is working against us.
Guest-hosting CNBC's 'Squawk Box' on Tuesday morning, Arianna interviewed Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini about "his mission - to bring the mindfulness benef...
It's hard to relax when our minds are in turmoil. But without relaxation we can't get the sleep we need to recharge and focus productively. I've posted about how to turn your bed into a refuge and a soft place to land. But what if you still can't get to sleep?
There's nothing touchy-feely about increased profits. This is a tough economy, and it's going to be that way for a long time. Stress-reduction and mindfulness don't just make us happier and healthier, they're a proven competitive advantage for any business that wants one.
This might sound a little crazy, but what if it's the very fact that we assume stress is bad that's actually making it so bad for us? And what if there were another way to think about stress -- a way that might actually make it a force for good in our lives?
Want a taste of this two-wheeled utopia? Put your pedal power to the test in one of these top 10 bike-friendly cities.
When management consultant Michael Stone interviewed executives across the U.S. to elicit their opinions about forgiveness at work, he found that it often brought up a sense of fear. But how do these fears match up with what we really know about the science of forgiveness?
In this week's issue, Jaweed Kaleem shines a light on how race and efforts to diversify have affected the two-million-strong Buddhist movement in the U.S., and Mallika Rao reports on how efforts to encourage mindfulness, relaxation and stress-reduction are changing the American workplace.
Like most things, learning to calm your mind takes some practice and effort. Keep with it though, and you'll discover a wonderful tool that you can use to protect yourself when you experience a thorny situation in life.
As a stay-at-home mom of two small children, when I say that I need a break, I'm not talking about wanting a vacation or a treat as a reward for doing my job. Needing a break doesn't mean that I'm seeking a respite from my responsibilities or that I want to put my feet up.
Reducing stress in the body should be the starting point to any weight-loss plan. A simple breathing practice can often start this process. When we get used to more relaxed states, we are less likely to react and set off our fight-or-flight response.
Though each expert approached the subject of stress from a different angle, we all agreed that research indicates chronic stress may contribute to heart disease, hypertension, anxiety and depression.
One of the ways to foil an amygdala hijack is to teach your amygdala how to dance. An effective way to do that is to follow the 10 steps here.
Your stress response -- at work, or anywhere else -- is determined not by what happens out there, but by how you respond to it. Which is why having a sense of purpose, connection, and strong relationships can boost your resilience no matter what's going on.
The trend seems to have started a few years ago: a tendency among adult women to adopt apparel, activities and accessories reminiscent of childhood, a...
Despite the growing popularity of meditation, prevailing misconceptions about the practice are a barrier that prevents many people from trying meditation and receiving its profound benefits for the body, mind, and spirit. Here are seven of the most common meditation myths, dispelled.