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Intimacy, a Hierarchy (With Thanks to Abraham Maslow)

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 06.03.2016 | Healthy Living
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Jane Simon, M.D.

We're complex beings, and there is always more to learn. Caring is more important than "knowing." Are we interested, receptive, curious? The element of surprise can fuel a sense of newness and add excitement when we're open to it.

5 Scientific Reasons You Should Go On Vacation

O, The Oprah Magazine | Joann Pan | Posted 05.26.2016 | OWN

Discover the incredible physical and emotional perks of planning your next trip. Americans ditched roughly half their earned vacation days in 2014, a...

Daily Meditation: Sabbath

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 05.13.2016 | Religion

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

Are You Hearing Your Intuition?

Katie Ashley | Posted 05.10.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Katie Ashley

Recently I've been making an effort to take a few moments to be silent and still. I meditate often, but my time spent in silence outside of meditation usually involves writing, working, watching a movie, listening to a podcast, dancing to music, or coloring.

8 Seemingly Innocent Things That Are Sabotaging Your Sleep

HuffPost Partner Studio | Posted 04.22.2016 | Healthy Living

You probably know you shouldn’t gulp down two cups of coffee right before going to bed. (Please, tell us you know that!) But did you know it’s als...

Work, Rest, And Our Soul

Pete Williamson | Posted 04.14.2016 | Religion
Pete Williamson

This constant stress is toxic to the soul. Rest doesn't seem restful -- it feels like procrastination -- and work doesn't bring fulfillment.

Four Reasons to Cultivate Zest in Life

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 04.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Greater Good Science Center

It might not be your goal to travel the world and dance with strangers; maybe your enthusiasm runs more toward teaching, acting, or parenting. But whatever it is you want to do, cultivating zest can be an effective way to help you get there (and enjoy the journey, too).

The Yankees Want Their Players To Sleep In For Spring Training

The Huffington Post | Krithika Varagur | Posted 02.24.2016 | Sports

The New York Yankees are doing away with early morning spring training this year, according to the The Wall Street Journal's Jared Diamond. They've pu...

How to Get a Good Night's Sleep

Judy Frankel | Posted 02.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Judy Frankel

Nothing is quite like a good night's sleep. For the past 30 years, I have been collecting strategies for dozing off into the abyss.

5 One-Minute Meditations To Help You Achieve Peace Of Mind

O, The Oprah Magazine | Ashley Sepanski | Posted 01.24.2016 | OWN

"People think the holidays are supposed to be the happiest time of the year, but for many of us, it's stressapalooza," says Dean Sluyter, who has taug...

Why I/We Hate Exercise (And How to Circumnavigate Our Reluctance)

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 01.15.2016 | Healthy Living
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Jane Simon, M.D.

This equation is simple:a few minutes of discipline equals hours of comfort, pleasure, a lengthened lifespan, and less time spent on medical procedures.

Single Parents Are More Likely To Have This Huge Health Problem

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 01.06.2016 | Healthy Living

Most health studies about single-parent families focus on the well-being of children, but experts are increasingly turning their focus to how the adul...

5 Surprising Places to Find More Silence Every Day

Jon Wortmann | Posted 01.04.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Jon Wortmann

We need quiet because it reminds our brains that the chaos of the world doesn't have to be our reality. There are absolutely parts of every day that need your focus and attention. And silence is what resets our being so that we recognize we don't have to get as burdened by life as most of us tend to feel.

8 Thoughtful Gifts For People Who Need A Good Night's Sleep

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 12.22.2015 | Healthy Living

Everybody needs sleep -- and most of us wish we got more of it. So this year, why not give someone that very thing? A sleep-promoting gift has the ben...

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 Mayan ruins,...

The Art of Vacationing

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 07.06.2016 | 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 06.11.2016 | 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 05.26.2016 | 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 05.04.2016 | 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 ...