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Stress Management

This Will Help You Avoid Catching Secondhand Stress

meQuilibrium | Posted 04.27.2014 | Healthy Living

Researchers have long known about the phenomenon of contagious stress. Partly, it's a function of our brains being wired to mirror the actions and emotions of others.

Run. Replenish. Repeat.

Sam Horn | Posted 04.26.2014 | Women
Sam Horn

Running has served us. We've cracked the glass ceiling, proved we deserve a seat at the table and showed we have a lot to offer as moms, leaders and visionaries. Now? It's time to take a break. Time to take a deep breath.

The Top 5 Excuses For Not Practicing Mindfulness (And Why We Need To Stop Using Them)

Karen S. Exkorn | Posted 04.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Karen S. Exkorn

Over the years, I found that I expanded these bite size mindfulness exercises into full-blown practices in my own life. Now I sit and meditate every morning, and try to approach life in a more mindful way.

We Are Reason-Making Machines

Eric Roberge | Posted 04.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Eric Roberge

Whether the topic is finances, weight loss, lack of time with family or any other circumstances you can think of, I invite you to take a real look at that area. Be honest with yourself about what's so and forget about the reasons why it's the way it is.

Falling in Love With Time

Roxanne Darling | Posted 04.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Roxanne Darling

Does time get the better of you? It did me -- or at least I pretended that it did. Here's how I am re-creating my relationship and learning to love ...

Why You Should Miss Out More

meQuilibrium | Posted 04.19.2014 | Healthy Living

Yes, you will have to make choices. Some things will go by the wayside and you may not meet everyone's expectations every time. But an authentic, value-driven choice will give you the confidence to miss out joyfully.

This Valentine's Day, Love The One You're (Working) With

meQuilibrium | Posted 04.16.2014 | Healthy Living

Jobs will come and go (as will partners). You'll learn new skills and forget others. But what will make you a more resilient, contented person will never come solely from the ego boost of doing a good job. It will come from the people you've loved along the way.

How to Live Stress Free

Lisa Arie | Posted 04.13.2014 | Business
Lisa Arie

Recently I spoke at a Conscious Leadership Connection (CLC) event, where I met Robert Silverstone. Robert caught my attention when he mentioned that he managed to live life free of stress.

These Tools Will Help You Maintain Balance When Facing Stress

meQuilibrium | Posted 04.08.2014 | Healthy Living

Your goal isn't to change what's "out there" so you don't feel stressed. It's to build your resilience so that you can stay strong in the face of anything.

Keep Calm and Solve Your Stress

Kevin Young | Posted 04.06.2014 | Business
Kevin Young

We let our stress levels build and feel the only way out is to leave and find a new job with another company. But there are steps employees can take to minimize the damage stress can cause.

Looking For More Purpose? Look Beyond Yourself

meQuilibrium | Posted 04.01.2014 | Healthy Living

Identifying these purposes requires some deep thought and maybe even some soul-searching. The power that real purpose brings to any effort makes it all worthwhile. So take the time to identify how you connect with something greater than yourself, and prepare for the power you will wield when you tap into that intention.

Can We Change Our Culture Of Burnout?

Laurie Erdman | Posted 03.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Laurie Erdman

I'm empathic to those caught in the burnout vortex. I've been in it, and still struggle to not get sucked backed in. I come from good German stock with a work ethic of steel. Even my non-German mother's warning was not enough to sway me 20 years ago.

How To Kick Your Procrastination Habit

meQuilibrium | Posted 03.25.2014 | Healthy Living

How will your life, your career, your relationships suffer as a result of inaction? Remind yourself that it's not just about how hard this or that task is -- it's about putting real effort into a thing you care about. And I promise you, there's no better reward than that.

The Trick To Tackling Your Toughest Projects

meQuilibrium | Posted 03.19.2014 | Healthy Living

The key to making progress, rather than just spinning your wheels with fruitless effort, is keeping your eye on the prize. In other words, pay attention.

Raging About Road Rage?

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 03.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

Road rage continues to be a huge problem, as streets and highways are often where people's emotions, dramas, stress, and anxieties play out. I've tre...

Moving Into 2014

Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP | Posted 03.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP

Life transitions can be the greatest teacher of all. But just like when we were in high school, many of us are looking out the window and not listening to the teacher.

Forget Promises, Try Immediate Action Instead

meQuilibrium | Posted 03.10.2014 | Healthy Living

For those of you who attempt to achieve more by way of a New Year's resolution, you may find those rules don't have staying power. Instead of writing up a list of promises that will fall to the bottom of your to-do list by February, do something different: Start acting like the person you want to be, right now.

The Important Reason We Should Prioritize Laughter

meQuilibrium | Posted 03.05.2014 | Healthy Living

It goes without saying that sharing a joke or a funny experience ramps up a bond between people like almost nothing else. So try making it a goal not just to show up and "be social" but to share moments with people that make you laugh.

14 Things To Stop Stressing About In 2014

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

With 2014 newly upon us, many of us are vowing to make the changes we usually hope to make as one calendar year ends and another begins. These resolut...

5 Simple Ways to Reduce Holiday Stress

Dr. Marcia Hootman | Posted 02.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Marcia Hootman

Enjoy the beautiful music and pageantry of the holidays. Spend time with positive, energetic people. Acknowledge your feelings, good or not so good, take especially good care of yourself and relax into the warmth and joy of the season.

The Gift of Presence: How to Be Here Now

meQuilibrium | Posted 02.23.2014 | Healthy Living

By Jan Bruce The rush, the anxiety, the hectic pre-holiday mental storm has passed. And while it's nearly impossible to relax in the days leading up...

Social Running: A Group for Runners

Pamela Kokoros | Posted 02.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Pamela Kokoros

Running isn't exactly a team sport. You don't depend on anyone but yourself to make it to the end and win. It's a solo sport, what I call reflective, because while running you're releasing your stress reducing chemicals and processing your day and what's bothering you.

Films for Understanding Family Over the Holidays

Tara Fass | Posted 02.22.2014 | Entertainment
Tara Fass

Intended to pique your interest without giving away too much of the plot, let's take a look into the cinematic mirror for portrayals of family togetherness for guidance on how to take vulnerable times in stride.

5 Sneaky Ways You're Contributing To Your Holiday Stress

meQuilibrium | Posted 02.21.2014 | Healthy Living

Yes, it's an incredibly busy time, and can be physically, emotionally and spiritually draining. But if you view the time from now through the new year as a series of brief sprints with a whole lot of walking in between, you might actually enjoy it.

Children Warn: Christmas Multi-Tasking Is Dangerous

Kellie Edwards | Posted 02.18.2014 | Parents
Kellie Edwards

It's funny how in times of stress or "busyness," old habits can resurface and I find myself on autopilot again. I forget that I can't get away with it. Doing more than one thing at a time, that is.