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5 Signs of Hormonal Havoc

Kate Callaghan | Posted 10.14.2014 | Women
Kate Callaghan

Female hormones are quite delicate and susceptible to imbalance, which can leave us feeling somewhat crummy (to put it nicely). Here are five signs your hormones might need some loving.

Stuck at Your Desk All Day? You Can Still Fit in Some Yoga!

Lauren Coles | Posted 10.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Lauren Coles

If you have your own private office, or access to a private space in the office, try lying on your back on the ground with your legs up the wall. Doing this pose saved me in times of stress during my career as a public school teacher.

Why You Should Stop Feeling Guilty About 'Me Time'

Lorna Borenstein | Posted 10.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Lorna Borenstein

You won't always have time for a 90-minute yoga session so remember that wellness comes in different shapes and sizes. You can do something as simple as reading an entertaining blog for 10 minutes or finding a healthy recipe to try this weekend.

You Have 24 Hours In A Day -- Here's How To Make The Most Of It

meQuilibrium | Posted 10.07.2014 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

Our lives are complicated, and we've never figured out how to add more hours to the day. But when you take the time, you'll have the strength of mind to find a path toward health and abundance.

4 Easy, Proven Ways To Relieve Stress

Posted 10.22.2014 | Healthy Living

By Nancie George Stressed out after a long day at work? You're not alone. More than 8 in 10 employed Americans are stressed out about their jobs,...

The Trick To Banishing Bad Memories

meQuilibrium | Posted 10.02.2014 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

Painful memories are completely normal. But when the stress associated with them hinders your life right now -- that's a problem. The good news is that you can learn to channel the positive memories and turn down the volume on the negative ones.

Cats Raging to "Crazy Train" by Ozzy Osbourne Is the Only Catharsis You'll Need Today

Leslie Goshko | Posted 09.29.2014 | Comedy
Leslie Goshko

Let's face it, sometimes, you feel like this: All blissed-out in your happy baby pose. But more often than not, you probably feel like this: And ...

4 Ways We Calm Ourselves Down Without Really Knowing It

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 07.23.2014 | Healthy Living

Being stressed out is about as enjoyable as working overtime on a Friday or being stuck in traffic. (For some of us, that is what stresses us out in t...

How To Find The Upside Of Negative Emotions

meQuilibrium | Posted 09.18.2014 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

Your goal isn't to prevent any and all negative emotions (or repress them, which is worse), but to metabolize them the way you would food: Get what you need from it and let the rest go.

Power: The New Valium

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 09.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

High-power posture can change our physiology, psychology and behavior. It can make us more competitive while decreasing our stress levels. Thus far no troubling side effects have been reported. The price is right. Sounds good to me.

For Optimal Health, Savor Your Life

Michael Finkelstein, MD | Posted 09.15.2014 | Fifty
Michael Finkelstein, MD

In our fast-paced world, we are used to looking for quick-fix solutions to our health challenges, not realizing that these "solutions" in fact may contribute to our problems.

How Your Stress-Management Techniques Are Making You More Stressed

Jenny C. Evans | Posted 09.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Jenny C. Evans

There are only so many hours in the week. Your to-do list at work and home continues to grow, you're stretched thin and stressed to the max. What you may not know is the ways you've been trying to cope with the stress of it all are actually making you more stressed, not less.

Mind Your Busyness In 10 Steps

Melanie Young | Posted 09.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Melanie Young

I don't mind being busy. But I mind when being busy becomes non productive or even wasted time. More important, keeping busy should not keep you from enjoying your life and taking care of yourself.

7 Ways Stress Ruins Your Life and 5 Steps That Start to Turn It Around

Don Joseph Goewey | Posted 09.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Don Joseph Goewey

Obviously, if you want a healthy, happy and successful life, ending stress belongs at the top of your to-do list. Yet 83 percent of us are doing nothing about it. Too often, the wake-up call comes on the gurney in the emergency room. Make no mistake, stress is life-threatening serious.

What Life in Chicago and Nairobi Taught Me About Stress

Debra Pickett | Posted 09.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Debra Pickett

There's no question that life is stressful, but, for most of us lucky enough to be reading here, our stresses are not the life-and-death struggles of urban war zones and developing world slums. We worry about our health, that of our family, about money and our kids' futures. But we don't have to let these worries isolate us. We can find, even within our darkest troubles, opportunities to connect with one another.

Unscripted (Kari's Story)

Kari Zabel | Posted 09.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Kari Zabel

We should be excited to wake up in the morning and meditate, drink our morning coffee, or go to work. Why waste time showing up for a life that you don't want, doing work that you don't value, or be around people that don't uplift or inspire you?

The Real Reason Why You Feel Like You're Hanging By A Thread

meQuilibrium | Posted 09.09.2014 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

It's hard to feel good about "having it all" when you've got incompatible sets of expectations and beliefs knocking around in your head. The trick is to learn to modify or steer around these beliefs and expectations so they don't make you feel like you're constantly on the verge of collapse.

5 Signs You're Seriously Overworked

Inc. | Jessica Stillman | Posted 07.09.2014 | World

You'd think it would be easy spot when you're working too hard--long hours, painful wake-ups and general exhaustion are sure tip-offs, right? The funn...

The One Thing You Should Do Before You Go On Vacation

meQuilibrium | Posted 09.01.2014 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

Our cultural ideas around vacation are all about relaxation as the opposite of work; as in, literally doing nothing. Coupled with that ideal is an expectation that you'll be perfectly relaxed from the word go -- that a chaise lounge has a magical ability to transform you.

Are Your Beliefs Killing You?

Amanda Gore | Posted 08.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Amanda Gore

Now, the researchers estimated that over the eight years they were tracking deaths, 182,000 Americans died prematurely, not from stress, but from t...

Smart Ways To Beat The Stress Of Alzheimer's Caregiving

Marie Marley | Posted 08.27.2014 | Fifty
Marie Marley

Bethany's mother has Alzheimer's and Bethany is the primary caregiver. In fact she's the only caregiver. She's on duty 24/7 and, after three years in this role she often feels physically and mentally exhausted. If only she had some time to herself. She used to love photography but hasn't had time for that since before her mother got sick.

This Is How You Conquer The Stress Of Traveling

James E. Porter | Posted 08.25.2014 | Healthy Living
James E. Porter

Over the course of a 17-day European vacation we journeyed by plane, by overnight train and even by water taxi. Here are 10 important lessons that I learned about creating a relatively low-stress travel experience that apply whether you are traveling on business or heading out for a well-earned vacation.

Ask the Mutant: 9 Steps to Keeping Your Sense of Humor in a Disaster

Eva Moon | Posted 08.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Eva Moon

It's not a funny bone -- it's a funny muscle. Exercise it! Finding humor in everyday life might seem hard at first, but it gets easier and more automatic with practice.

Top 3 Reasons to Try Mindfulness: For the Children's Sake and Yours

Kellie Edwards | Posted 08.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Kellie Edwards

Practicing mindfulness meditation creates a steady, calm space so that what used to overwhelm me is far more manageable. I understand from my own observation that what I am feeling in the moment is like a passing cloud.

The Third Metric: Managing Techno-Stress at Work

Allison Heaps | Posted 08.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Allison Heaps

Building a gym and yoga studio, a common guise for companies claiming they support wellness programs is not enough. As most cynics argue, it would be nice to "step away" in theory, but will you have a job when you return?