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This Holiday Season, Give Yourself Less Stress

Maria Rodale | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

  by guest blogger Isaac Eliaz, MD, MS, LAc, integrative medicine pioneer Stress is a fact of life, but between Labor Day and January 2, it c...

Meditation Instead of Medication

Dr. Marcia Hootman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Marcia Hootman

How many distractions do we live with today? Diversions include smart phones, laptops, iTunes, Netflix, social media and texting, to name a few. What if, in the midst of all this, you could maintain more focus? How would that affect your future?

3 Ways Shifting Your Expectations Can Lower Stress

meQuilibrium | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

Your outlook is a product of your own relationship with expectation. What will or won't happen, no one knows. And how we deal with the stress of not knowing, whether to hope for the best or expect the worst, the idea that our expectations always directly affect an outcome is little more than magical thinking.

How Just 80 Seconds Can Boost Your Mood All Day

meQuilibrium | Posted 12.08.2013 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

Take 10 seconds out of every hour during an eight-hour day, and that's 80 seconds -- less than two minutes -- spent in an entirely different frame of mind. It might not seem like much, but it is.

Reduce Stress: Practice the 5-Minute Favor

meQuilibrium | Posted 11.13.2013 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

Of course, you stand to benefit when you give. Imagine how different your day, or your life, would be, if you took five minutes out of every day to help someone else.

Have You Ever Been Flaked On?

Neha Sangwan, M.D. | Posted 11.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Neha Sangwan, M.D.

Depending on who you're dealing with, chances are, at some point, you have been the flake, the flakee or both! Regardless, flaking causes huge stress in relationships and over time takes a toll on your health.

How Giving Your Undivided Attention Reduces Stress

meQuilibrium | Posted 11.10.2013 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

Giving much-needed, nonjudgmental advice can be transforming -- but one of the simplest and most powerful things you can do for another person is simply to listen.

20 Scientifically-Backed Ways To De-Stress Right Now

The Huffington Post | Meredith Melnick | Posted 09.02.2015 | Healthy Living

What's your stress "tell?" For some, a quickened heart rate or a slight feeling of queasiness is enough to let them know they're getting anxious or ov...

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?

How to Be Successful: Look Beyond Your Bank Account

Laurie Erdman | Posted 10.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Laurie Erdman

Monetary successes rarely come to us every minute of the day. The space between our successes leaves a vacuum to focus on our failures. Expanding our definition of success to include other aspects of our lives, fills our day with success and thus with energy.

6 Shocking Things That Make You Calmer And Happier

Posted 03.16.2015 | OWN

By Jena Pincott These stress and depression reducers may seem paradoxical (and a couple we wouldn’t want to try deliberately), but that doesn’t...

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...

6 Easy Stress Busters You Had No Idea Existed

Posted 03.10.2015 | OWN

By Corrie Pikul When you don't have time to get a professional massage and feel too overwhelmed to figure out the difference between Ashtanga and K...

Surprising Ways Stress Affects Your Body

Marcelle Pick, OB-GYN N.P. | Posted 06.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Marcelle Pick, OB-GYN N.P.

According to a recent study, 60 to 80 percent of visits to primary care doctors may be related to stress, yet only 3 percent of patients receive stress management counseling. Why is it that so few people are getting help from their health care practitioners when it comes to stress?

3 Tips To Help You Avoid One Of Life's Biggest Regrets

Karl A. Pillemer, Ph.D. | Posted 06.04.2013 | Fifty
Karl A. Pillemer, Ph.D.

Why is excessive worry such a big regret? Because, according to the elders, worry wastes your very limited and precious lifetime. By poisoning the present moment, they told me, you lose days, months, or years that you can never recover.

23 Scientifically-Backed Ways To Reduce Stress Right Now

Posted 06.10.2013 | Healthy Living

By Kate Morin Whether it's related to an issue at work, a fight with a friend, or problems with family, everyone feels stressed sometimes. In fac...

Does A Good Marriage Really Lead To Better Health?

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 02.20.2013 | Fifty

Happily married couples are more likely to enjoy better mental and physical health than their not-so-happy friends, a new study shows. And those in go...

20 Activities That Reduce Divorce Stress

Posted 02.07.2013 | Divorce

After divorce, it's easy to go a little crazy if you don't find something to take your mind off the split. But what exactly? On Thursday, we asked...

Lower Stress Instantly With These 16 Activities

The Huffington Post | Anthonia Akitunde | Posted 01.26.2013 | Fifty

This is a no-brainer: many people experience stress over the course of their days, for a multitude of reasons. In fact, 22 percent of Americans report...

Zen Secret Number 1, From Seinfeld

Melanie Harth, Ph.D., LMHC | Posted 03.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Melanie Harth, Ph.D., LMHC

Meditation doesn't have to be stuffy and/or elitist. We get to be who we are -- that's the whole (terrifying) point. We are so richly overflowing with treasure, each of us. Once we get up offa' our things and begin experiencing that, we begin reclaiming our treasure.

3 Essential Choices That Reduce Stress

Jon Wortmann | Posted 02.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Jon Wortmann

You can't avoid the 171 varieties of cheese at the grocery store, complex work situations, or the challenges of raising a family. What you can choose to do each day is only put yourself in situations where the stress is worth it.

The Best Ways To De-Stress While Planning Your Wedding

Posted 12.12.2012 | Weddings

When you've got guest lists to finalize, flowers to choose and bridesmaids dresses to find, the stress of planning your wedding can seem overwhelming....

3 Steps To Reduce Stress And Keep Calm

Ann Rasmussen | Posted 02.06.2013 | Fifty
Ann Rasmussen

In a single week, my friend Karen had to move her 82-year-old father out of his home and into an Alzheimer's facility, was in a serious accident that totaled her car, found drugs in her daughter's jeans and learned her sister had breast cancer.

Real-Life Solutions: Tips For Reducing Stress -- Now

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 11.29.2012 | Fifty

Meg Beattie Patrick, a New York City-area communications specialist, has survived cancer, divorce, single motherhood, the death of a child, the loss o...

How To Ensure A Pleasant Visit For Both You And Your Guests

Sally Augustin | Posted 01.26.2013 | HuffPost Home
Sally Augustin

Let's make the holidays stress-free.