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Stress and Mindfulness

The Mindfulness Miracle

Jon Wortmann | Posted 11.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Jon Wortmann

The preachers of mindfulness are yoga instructors, therapists, and stress reduction psychologists and teachers. It is based on a very specific act that every human is capable of practicing: Be where you are.

A Simple (Yet Powerful) Morning Practice

Jon Wortmann | Posted 08.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Jon Wortmann

What the experience of noticing the transition from vacation to regular life taught me is that during more stressful times, I have to be more intentional about my practice.

Is It a Tragedy or an Inconvenience?

Ellen Langer | Posted 05.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Ellen Langer

Since uncertainty is the rule, when we think we know, our mindlessness is in charge. The simple act of noticing is engaging and reveals that events don't cause stress. It is the mindless view of events that leads to stress.

Giving Thanks to Mindfully Manage Anxiety

Susan Kaiser Greenland | Posted 01.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Susan Kaiser Greenland

Writing gratitude lists or journals, sending thank you notes and saying thank you are meaningful practices that help children, teens and adults embrace both the "me" and the "we" by seeing the positive impact that simple acts of kindness have on other people and themselves.

Your Mind Needs 'Comfort Food' Too!

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 06.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

If you're feeling overwhelmed, give yourself some mental comfort food. By giving yourself a break and a bit of comfort, you'll make yourself feel better, and you'll also equip yourself to deal more effectively with tough situations.

Want To Lose Weight? 10 Stress-Management Strategies

Brant Secunda and Mark Allen | Posted 04.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Brant Secunda and Mark Allen

If you want to lose weight or avoid weight gain, one step is to get a handle on your stress. Sounds good, but what do you do when you're facing a really difficult problem and it's stressing you out? Here are some simple ways to manage the stress, calm down, and turn your fat-burning machine back on.