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Stress Management

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?

Parents, Hold Your Breath and Let Your Child Breathe!

David Kanegis | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
David Kanegis

Become the ship's captain as you navigate the choppy waters of your child's college application process. Your child is now a 12th grader. It's Octob...

What Mindfulness Really Is

Marguerite Manteau-Rao | Posted 12.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Marguerite Manteau-Rao

Here are some of the most common false views about mindfulness that I have encountered and ways to change them.

5 Tips For Working From Home

Gracie Gordon | Posted 12.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Gracie Gordon

No, I'm not saying you should wear a pant suit while working from your living room. But please - change out of your pajamas, will you? For me, just knowing that I look decent makes me much more likely to take my work day seriously. Unless I have a meeting where I have to look professional, my favorite wardrobe for working from home is exercise clothes. They're comfortable, presentable, and automatically give the feeling of accomplishment. It's also a motivating factor to exercise, but we'll save that for another post.

The One Trick That Can Reduce Daily Stress In The Classroom

Posted 10.14.2013 | Healthy Living

By Vicki Zakrzewski Imagine this: In the middle of a lesson, one of your students deliberately makes an offensive remark that causes the other st...

How 6 Mental Health Professionals De-Stress

Danielle Hark | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Danielle Hark

We all experience stress at times, even mental health professionals who treat people with stress and anxiety for a living. Here is a roundup of ways mental health professionals deal with stress in their own lives.

Taking on the Minor Petty Tyrant at the Office

David Peck | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
David Peck

You know the person at work who can walk in and derail a meeting, get way under your skin and drive you to distraction, or inflicts fear/loathing in others? If you do, you may have a minor petty tyrant ("MPT") for a colleague, and it's good to understand your choices for peaceful coexistence.

Your Body Is Talking. Are You Listening?

Neha Sangwan, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Neha Sangwan, M.D.

As the world becomes more and more connected, isn't it astonishing that many of us manage to stay current with the status updates of our 500-plus Facebook friends? Yet when was the last time you checked your body's status update? It's probably time to friend yourself.

How to Be a Master of Time

Peter Kay | Posted 09.30.2013 | Hawaii
Peter Kay

Are you a master of time? Here are the signs: You have a 10am meeting. You walk into the meeting room at precisely 10 a.m. Not 9:58 or 10:03, but 10 ...

What Shade of Burnout Are You?

Laurie Erdman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Laurie Erdman

Change in management style can yield big results for the Worn Out employee. Training managers on how to identify burnout (of all shades) and to address the needs of the Worn Out employee can reclaim a former good performer.

You Decide if Stress Is the "Bad Guy"

Ingrid Peschke | Posted 11.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Ingrid Peschke

For starters, new research shows it's not the stress level you experience that affects your health, but rather how you think about the stress that is ultimately beneficial or harmful.

Do Your Opponents Honor You?

Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP | Posted 11.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP

When we get to the end of our careers, or our lives for that matter, we expect to see our friends and colleagues there to honor us. But what a pleasant surprise it would be to see our rivals cheering us on as well.

Ugly Customers

Gregory P. Demetriou | Posted 10.09.2014 | Small Business
Gregory P. Demetriou

You know the ones--you can never please them, something is always wrong, you haven't followed their instructions to the letter. You forgot to cross a "t" or dot the "i." You dread their phone calls and e-mails. Your staff cringes when they have to interact with them. The air gets sucked out of the room when they are around. Not a good situation, and you know it.

10 Reasons Why You Don't Manage Stress

James E. Porter | Posted 11.26.2013 | Healthy Living
James E. Porter

Managing stress and taking care of our health always comes dead last. And as a result, our perception is that there is never enough time in the day to take care of our own health needs.

7 Ways To Make Your Summer Buzz Last All Fall

Posted 09.21.2013 | Healthy Living

Sunday, Sept. 22 marks the official start of Fall, meaning it's once again time to trade in swimsuits for cozy sweaters and iced teas for Pumpkin Spic...

Want To Feel More Relaxed? Do This Before You Leave The Office

meQuilibrium | Posted 11.20.2013 | Healthy Living

As you wrap up another workday, the last thing you may be inclined to do is sit there and think about what happened. But if you want a more relaxing, stress-free evening, reflecting on the good stuff will go a long way.

Effective Time Management Without a Calendar

Laurie Erdman | Posted 11.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Laurie Erdman

Whole books have been written making the case for having it all or not having it all. Many navigate the debate by saying you can have it all, but not at the same time. Honestly, that's a cop out. Change your relationship with time and you do get to have it all.

How Giving Your Undivided Attention Reduces Stress

meQuilibrium | Posted 11.10.2013 | Healthy Living

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.

Five Reasons You Need Yoga In The Morning -- And the Poses To Get You There

The Huffington Post | Gabriela Aoun | Posted 09.19.2013 | Healthy Living

Morning time: The birds are singing, you haven’t checked your e-mail yet, and you have a moment of peace before the day attacks. This is your opport...

Do You Have To Get Sick To Slow Down?

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 11.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

I have battled chronic stress for most of my adult life, and I know that my habits are a work in progress. I also know that I value my health as much as I value being a high-achiever, and I need to use something other than getting sick as a warning sign that I need to slow down.

What To Do When Work Stress Eats Up Your Evening

The Wall Street Journal | Melissa Korn | Posted 09.04.2013 | Healthy Living

Feeling the pinch of work stress in the evening? Before heading home for the night, take a moment to savor the day’s wins. Forthcoming research ...

Setting Limits, 'Funly'

Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP | Posted 11.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP

My favorite example of setting limits was a company that was chasing a vendor that had not paid its bill in nine months. The company finally sent another invoice, and wrote: "Your invoice is now nine months overdue. We have carried you longer than your mother did." The bill was paid in two weeks.

Manage Anxiety While Caring For a Loved One

Hilary Young | Posted 11.03.2013 | Fifty
Hilary Young

For those of you out there who want to try to avoid using pharmaceuticals to manage your stress, here are some all-natural tips for getting back to a place of calm.

Are You Too Busy To Go To The Bathroom?

Lorie Eber | Posted 10.27.2013 | Fifty
Lorie Eber

We all need to slow down and stop rushing headlong through life like we're on a bullet train. Here are some good ways to decrease your stress level.

How To Keep Job-Associated Grumpiness To A Minimum

Posted 08.26.2013 | Healthy Living

After a seemingly interminable day on the job, the last question you want to be asked is the ever-dreaded, "How was your day?" If these four littl...