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3 Tips for Self-Care Around the Holidays

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 11.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Twardowski

The holiday season is upon us once again. And though the holidays are often all about family gatherings, holiday parties, and taking part in all the various festivities to get in the "holiday spirit," it's important to remember that self-care is vital in these few months.

The Retirement Nap

Claire N. Barnes, MA | Posted 11.12.2015 | Fifty
Claire N. Barnes, MA

I've always been an early bird. I rise before the chickens, and retire to my comfy bed with a book and nightcap early -- drifting off when my eyes are tired with talk radio chirping in my ear. This has been my pattern my entire adult life.

How To Conquer Insomnia (Even If You Don't Get Any Sleep)

Quiet Revolution | Lisa Congdon | Posted 09.29.2015 | Healthy Living

  But [Pooh] couldn't sleep. The more he tried to sleep the more he couldn't. He tried counting Sheep, which is sometimes a good way of getting to s...

Why You Sleep Better On Vacation, According To Science

O, The Oprah Magazine | Ashley Sepanski | Posted 08.11.2015 | OWN

When a friend recently told me about her upcoming trip to Mexico, I couldn't help feeling jealous. Not just because she'd be staying near M...

The Art of Vacationing

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 07.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Whether your vacation is for a day or a year. Whether it's on a cruise ship or in a campground. Whether it's on the other side of the world or at a local park, it can be a transformative experience. It can be a work of art. It can be life changing. Take one soon. You can't afford not to.

Are You Running Too Much? 5 Warning Signs

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 06.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

If you don't rest enough, your body can't adapt. A little "prehab" outweighs rehab any day.

4 Ways to Make Your Period More Enjoyable and Restorative

Rachael Yahne | Posted 05.26.2015 | Women
Rachael Yahne

For too long, women have been pretending our periods are some kind of hideous beast that arrives to ruin our lives every month. It's time to stop shaming our bodies. That includes its functions, its needs and all its miraculous cycles -- including our periods.

20 Quick Fixes to Less Stress

Carl Phillips | Posted 05.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Carl Phillips

When life gets tough and stress comes knocking, try a combination of the following to send it packing.

The Best Tips To Avoid Burnout At Work

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 04.09.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

If you find yourself burning out at work, you're not alone. A staggering 40 percent of American workers let their paid vacation days go unused. In the...

WATCH: Tapping Into a Good Night's Sleep

Brad Yates | Posted 05.20.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Brad Yates

More and more we hear about the benefits of getting a good night's sleep... and the harmful consequences of not getting one. (Of course, many of us d...

Why We Should Match Our Work Schedules To Our Biological Clocks

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 03.12.2015 | Healthy Living

It's not uncommon for shift workers to struggle with the quality of their sleep, often logging less than six hours of shut-eye each night. However, a ...

Are You Sleepy ALL the Time? Don't Panic!

Alexis Abramson, Ph.D. | Posted 04.21.2015 | Fifty
Alexis Abramson, Ph.D.

A good night's sleep is one of the most effective tools known to enhance mental and physical stamina. A chronic lack of sleep can be linked to certain symptoms, including poor concentration, dizziness, headaches, weight gain, depression and general fatigue throughout the day.

Listen in the Silence

Shelley Danzy | Posted 03.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Shelley Danzy

Perhaps the numbers are in the thousands or millions, I don't know, but many of us are living on the edge of life, thinking that we have the perfect balance and that there's never a risk of falling off.

The Importance of Downtime

Rosalie Puiman | Posted 02.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Rosalie Puiman

Being a passionate professional, a business owner or an inspired leader (or all of the above), I'm guessing you probably struggle with this as much as I do: getting enough rest, being away from your devices and generally enjoying some peace and quiet on a regular basis.

Compassion Is Not the Most Important Tool for Success

Rena DeLevie | Posted 02.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Rena DeLevie

Don't underestimate rest. It's a beautiful gift we can give ourselves. Rest the body, rest the mind, rest the heart. Rest is a gentle segue to sleep and, for most of us, we need to rest before we can drift off to sleep.

Where Did My Hammock Time Go?

Millie Grenough | Posted 12.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Millie Grenough

My hammock is sacred to me: it is my chosen place of refuge, rest, relaxation. It was my hammock that helped me heal after my bicycle accident. For weeks, during my recuperation, I trusted my body to its embrace.

Reflect and Rest

Peter Salovey | Posted 11.29.2014 | College
Peter Salovey

We become so busy that we forget to rest: we are wrapped up in work, extracurriculars, projects. Everyone should take some time in the coming weeks -- whether you have holidays to celebrate or not -- and enjoy a bit of a break.

4 Signs You Need To Take A Mental Health Day

| Jessica Stillman | Posted 08.28.2014 | Small Business

Here's the good news about mental health and the workplace: It's starting to get more of the attention it deserves. Thanks to pioneering journalism an...

Burnout to Flourishing: It Can Happen!

Leslie Boyer | Posted 10.25.2014 | Women
Leslie Boyer

What was wrong with me? I had turned the company around and it was continuing to grow. I was successful. Why was I so depressed and disoriented?

Take the Break Before You Need It

Tara Sophia Mohr | Posted 10.14.2014 | Parents
Tara Sophia Mohr

I think I am still learning what enough is, and that it is. That you can declare yourself having worked hard enough for the day before your brain has slowed to a total halt due to exhaustion.

Being Still

Amy Pang | Posted 09.22.2014 | Women
Amy Pang

A remarkable thing happens when I take a break to be still -- the demands that seemed so unwieldy become manageable.

Think Vacations Are Luxuries? Think Again

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 09.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

By interrupting our normal pattern, we not only gain a fresh perspective, but we get to rest, refresh, and recharge. No matter how little time or money you think you have, you just can't afford not to take vacations!

The Sacred Power of Rest

Jamelle Sanders | Posted 08.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Jamelle Sanders

This is the workaholic generation. We are proud of the countless hours that we put into our work. While I believe in producing excellent work, I am deeply conflicted about the lack of balance we have in our lives. You must have a time where you shut down your work and you take time to rest.

Daily Meditation: Cool Off

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 06.16.2014 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

Daily Meditation: Be Still

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 06.07.2014 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...