Why do we feel the need to prove we can do it all? I bet, if you really tried, worked endlessly, didn't sleep and stopped doing anything just for fun, you could probably do it all. But at what cost?
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.
Working with your breath this way can help you free your body of tension. Many of us are unaware of the tensions that are with us 24/7. Our breathing is designed to help us release any tensions that have become so much a part of us that we no longer sense their presence.
Trying to do it all with so much on your plate, such as careers, parent responsibilities and household chores is not easy.
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With employees working long hours -- their shoulders hunched over computers and checking email at lightening speed -- it's no wonder many don't take the time to breathe. But breathing is more important than ever before.
Sometimes we assume people need something sooner than they really do. We say yes or break our own mental flow to meet other peoples' requests. Part of self-care on the job is having the courage to clarify incoming requests, negotiate deadlines, or give people a "heads up."
Despite being a stage-five worrier, I try to keep my anxiety in its proper perspective. But after researching and writing a piece published earlier this week about what stress is doing to your body, I realized I still have a long way to go when it comes to handling the ever-present stress in my life.
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?
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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.