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Staying Calm

Free Your Mind: Be With What Is

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 07.07.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Ed and Deb Shapiro

When we resist "what is" then we create more suffering for ourselves, as there's a constant, underlying dissatisfaction, otherwise known as the "If Only..." syndrome.

5 Ways to Stay Grounded in the Middle of a Storm

Marisa Ribordy | Posted 05.03.2016 | Healthy Living
Marisa Ribordy

Finding some gratitude in the midst of a chaotic time, even the tiniest thing, will light your heart. It's not about forcing positive vibes as it doesn't work and just puts a bandaid on the wound but more about accepting where you are right now and allowing the emotions that come along the way.

How to Stop Overthinking

Kristen Brown | Posted 10.02.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Kristen Brown

Overthinking/obsessing on an issue is not going to help us make better decisions because we are still deciding from the same level of thinking we were at yesterday and the day before that.

A Souvenir of Stress Management

Nesrin Everett | Posted 07.28.2016 | Business
Nesrin Everett

Several years ago I was on holiday in Egypt. My best friend and I were in Club Med, El Gouna, far away from our stressful jobs in finance. We were having a whale of a time with nine days of sports, fabulous sunshine and lots of delicious food!

Staying Calm During an Emergency Can Save Lives

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 07.07.2016 | Parents
Dr. Gail Gross

When faced with an emergency, you are biologically created to be reactive, rather than thoughtful or critical in your thinking. As a result, panic makes you behave in an emotional manner rather than a thoughtful manner, as you react emotionally to the danger facing you.

The Art of Being Calm

Linda Esposito, LCSW | Posted 04.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Linda Esposito, LCSW

Whether you suffer from occasional anxiety, generalized anxiety, or its more cumbersome cousin, social anxiety, the following strategies can help get you on the other side of calm when practiced regularly.

Tips for Staying Om for the Holidays

Melanie Young | Posted 02.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Melanie Young

I find a lot of people have holiday anxiety. We all need to calm it down. There's no better present you can give yourself than a rest from all the flurry and a break from feeling you need to plugged in, lit up or in sync with anyone. Just let it go.

The Simple Truth That Helped This Actress Find Total Happiness

Posted 10.21.2014 | Healthy Living

The following is an excerpt from ORIGIN Magazine. Interviewer: Maranda Pleasant Maranda Pleasant: What makes you come alive or inspires you? N...

How I Finally Quieted My Mind

Ronna Benjamin | Posted 10.21.2014 | Fifty
Ronna Benjamin

My eyebrows need a good tweezing, my hair is a tangled mess of curls, and I haven't even thought about makeup. I've been wearing the same shorts for the past four days. I haven't been to the gym. Every morning I wake up in a big, overwhelming fog. And I haven't been reading. Sound like a case of depression? I understand if it does.

5 Surprising Things That Keep You Calm (Even If You Don't Know It)

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 07.15.2014 | Healthy Living

We all know meditating, going outdoors and doing yoga are incredibly useful ways to stave off stressful emotions, but sometimes we need to get creativ...

Three Cornerstones of a Job Well Done

Katie Kempner | Posted 09.13.2014 | Business
Katie Kempner

Number one, if you run a customer service department, hire people that are actually interested in delivering that. And really the larger lesson is that whatever you do, make sure that you love what you do and find people to work with and for you that love what they do, too.

5 Tips For Staying Calm With Children

Kate Russell | Posted 08.23.2014 | Parents
Kate Russell

I have developed these practices to help me be more mindful, less stressed and better able to remain the peaceful parent I strive to be.

The Unsolicited Advice I'm Glad I Took To Heart

Mary Novaria | Posted 05.12.2014 | Fifty
Mary Novaria

I was almost run over crossing the street the other day. Near misses happen in my busy neighborhood with alarming frequency, but this one came perilously close to flattening me -- closer even than the day a motorcycle drove right up onto the sidewalk.

10 Things Super Successful People Do To Stay Calm

Forbes | Travis Bradberry | Posted 02.12.2014 | Small Business

Forbes: The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted researc...

The One Easy Way Families Could Relieve Holiday Stress

Ronna Benjamin | Posted 01.26.2014 | Fifty
Ronna Benjamin

I am a little stressed out this Thanksgiving. There's the usual annoyances -- fighting for a parking space at Trader Joes, forgetting the ingredient that I really needed, getting in the line with the brand new cashier at Whole Foods.

Don't Sweat the Small Stuff? No Sweat

Jennifer Rosen | Posted 11.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Rosen

Watching my friend in action, I was so impressed by how easily he deflected the slings and arrows of small stuff. By putting things into their proper perspective, my friend bypasses squandering even an ounce of sweat on drivel.

How I Learned To Stay Still

Janell Burley Hofmann | Posted 11.08.2013 | Parents
Janell Burley Hofmann

She wants me to meet her ferocity. I usually do. Tonight, I surrender. With all of my might, I stay still. Then slowly -- magically -- she softens. The crying stops. Her body gives. She turns on her side towards me, I hold her. She exhales -- sweaty and empty -- and sleeps.

Eating Your Way to a Calmer You

Michelle Roya Rad | Posted 08.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Michelle Roya Rad

When it comes to your body, your eating pattern can help with your level of anxiety, and you may find these helpful.

5 Ways To Stay Calm Under Pressure

Posted 03.16.2015 | OWN

By Marie Proeller Hueston Do you freeze up under pressure? Experts share their best tips for staying composed when the floor is all yours. You...

Are You Trying to Make the Wrong Decision?

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 05.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

Worrying about decisions you don't have to make yet creates an anxiety-producing talk track in your head. It impedes your performance because it distracts you from being fully present and it has a chilling effect on others.

4 Quick Ways To De-Stress

Posted 02.28.2013 | OWN

By Kim Tranell We asked top meditation and mindfulness pros for their best on-the-spot, do-anywhere calming techniques -- because who has time fo...

How To Have A Peaceful Election Day: Advice from the HuffPost Religion Community

Posted 11.06.2012 | Religion

Living in a world of passionate, opinionated people can cause serious stress so we reached out to our community for their advice on staying spirituall...

Tips for Staying Calm in a Chaotic World

Michelle Roya Rad | Posted 07.16.2011 | Healthy Living
Michelle Roya Rad

Many of us are feeling an outer world that seems hectic, but learning to find a balance between a faithful heart and a logical mind can be helpful in walking through this seemingly wild stage of life.

6 Questions to Help You Keep Your Cool Instead of Losing Your Temper

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

When I feel myself losing my temper, if I can muster the mindfulness to be self-reflective, I ask myself these questions.

Staying Cool Under Pressure

Nicole Williams | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Nicole Williams

Here, some tips inspired by Sonya Sotomayer when faced with criticism in your own line of work.