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Stress Reduction

4 Fs of Stress: Beyond Fight or Flight

Paul G. Mattiuzzi | Posted 01.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Paul G. Mattiuzzi

View image | gettyimages.com The "fight or flight response" is routinely invoked as a shorthand way of explaining that psychological stress involves...

Why We Need the Islamic Call to Prayer at American Universities

Jordan Denari | Posted 01.26.2015 | Religion
Jordan Denari

The adhan can help us recall what gives our lives meaning, and can help us cultivate an attitude of gratefulness. It can help us look up from the cellphone in our hand and notice the blue sky, the purple shadows stretching across the snow or the smiles of those we pass by.

How to Convince Your Company to Bring Yoga Into the Office

Lauren Coles | Posted 01.16.2015 | Business
Lauren Coles

Not all companies have evolved in this way. Often, it takes some work to make a change in your workplace. Here are some steps you can take to help transform your workplace into a space for wellness through yoga and meditation.

Minds Matter: Mindfulness Is the Key to Success

Stedman Graham | Posted 01.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Stedman Graham

If you make a concerted effort to improve your ability to be mindful, the payoff is a life that is more effective, calm and joyful. Without being mindful, you can't truly realize your human potential, because it takes mindfulness to become fully aware of who you are.

Today Is the Best Day: A Year of Living Mindfully

Alex Matthews | Posted 01.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Alex Matthews

While some of life is just about showing up, beautiful things happen -- connection, fulfillment, growth and learning -- when you you take responsibility and show initiative.

2015 Welcomes Generation X!

David Kanegis | Posted 12.31.2014 | Fifty
David Kanegis

As the last of the baby boomers turn 50, the first of your cohort now share that privilege. The only bad news -- the oldest of you will soon lose the coveted distinction of being advertiser's target market!

Boomer Season's Greetings and Fond Memories!

David Kanegis | Posted 12.29.2014 | Fifty
David Kanegis

As we all enjoy the holiday season, let's keep in mind what's most important in life. While I can't speak for other Baby Boomers, it's my guess that for the vast majority of us, family and friends are what count most.

Reduce Stress Now: Three Easy Steps

David Kanegis | Posted 12.18.2014 | Healthy Living
David Kanegis

Most of us feel stressed but often don't realize how greatly it affects us. You've just begun a journey towards self-awareness. This insight will guide you to a more peaceful and centered life.

4 Ways to Manage Workplace Stress

Melissa Heisler | Posted 12.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Melissa Heisler

The "doing more with less" mentality has increased the amount of our responsibilities and what is expected of us. This has created a culture of inefficient multi-tasking.

Executive Burnout: Don't Pick a Fight You Will Lose

Manijeh Motaghy | Posted 12.08.2014 | Business
Manijeh Motaghy

Training for the new habit of recognizing where most of your attention is spent and recognizing your perceptions and expectations for what they are is essential to managing stress as well as success in all aspects of your life.

Acts of Kindness are Good for the Soul

Robi Ludwig, Psy.D. | Posted 01.31.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Robi Ludwig, Psy.D.

There are certain times of the year, like right now, that helps us to think about the spirit of giving and sharing. The holiday season is defin...

Mindfulness: Stealth Buddhist Strategy for Mainstreaming Meditation?

Candy Gunther Brown, Ph.D. | Posted 02.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Candy Gunther Brown, Ph.D.

Mindfulness has become mainstream. Hospitals and prisons offer "Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction," public schools teach students to put their "MindU...

How a Psychiatrist Treats Depression: A Peek Behind the Curtain

Dr. Matt Goldenberg D.O. | Posted 01.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Matt Goldenberg D.O.

If you are suffering from depression, or know someone who is, my goal of writing these articles on depression is to spread a message of hope. Psychiatry is a field of medicine that specifically focuses on diseases of the mind including depression. Even a single consultation can help to clarify the diagnosis, treatment options and can begin the healing process.

Holiday Stress Relief List

James E. Porter | Posted 01.27.2015 | Healthy Living
James E. Porter

Everyone has a different take on why the holidays are so stressful. For some people the holidays are too commercial, for others the holidays mean spending a lot of money and credit card debt. For some people, the holidays are a painful reminder of a loved one who is no longer there.

Ultimate Freedom: How Bad Do You Want It?

Heather Hollander | Posted 01.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Heather Hollander

So as you move into the holidays, I invite you to stay focused on your ultimate freedom. Notice the effect stress has on your life. Stop when you feel stress taking over and breathe slowly and deeply until you feel free again.

Meditation Is Even More Powerful Than We Originally Thought

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 11.11.2014 | Healthy Living

With our stress levels creeping higher than ever before, we could all stand to reap the benefits of this mindful practice. A recent study from Harv...

What You Accomplished This Halloween (And Didn't Even Realize)

meQuilibrium | Posted 01.05.2015 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

You don't need to relegate facing fear to one ritualized day a year that involves a lot of candy! Make a habit throughout the year of noting down your greatest fears and challenging them, costumed or not. Here are a few of our trusted strategies for neutralizing fear.

Why It Was Worth Facing Down My Fear Of The Dark

meQuilibrium | Posted 01.02.2015 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

Ask yourself, what's my mission? What here is bigger than the fear? When you have that core, you can do the work that builds resilience. Examine and challenge your fear-based thoughts. Celebrate your little victories. Then go out and run your race.

Why We're So Scared Of Being Alone (And How To Cope)

meQuilibrium | Posted 12.26.2014 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

Solitude isn't about cutting yourself off from humanity, or hiding out in a cabin in the woods. It's about balancing stimulation and rest so that you're not a scary stranger to yourself. A deep, sustaining confidence comes from knowing you can be good company to yourself.

How To Cope With The Scariest Health Info You Find Online

meQuilibrium | Posted 12.18.2014 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

I always like to remind myself that life is about balance. In this case, you want to strike a balance between information and action. It's important to stay current on advances in health and fitness trends; your health is truly the foundation for the rest of your life's endeavors.

How To Tell If Your Teen Is Stressed (And What To Do About It)

meQuilibrium | Posted 12.12.2014 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

When you're helping someone build resilience, you're a witness, guide, and resource while that person undergoes the struggle. What you want is for your teen to come through the academic pressure or the break up of a friendship with a stronger sense of self and belief in his or her abilities.

How Your Efforts To Be Productive Could Have The Opposite Effect

meQuilibrium | Posted 12.03.2014 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

Managing expectations often comes down to noticing your symptoms of overwhelm, identifying the expectation that's causing trouble and then flipping the expectation on its head.

2 1/2 Tips For A Happier Life... Start Today!

David Kanegis | Posted 11.30.2014 | Fifty
David Kanegis

Everyone wants to be happy! It's a primal desire that needs to be satisfied but rarely is completely attained. That's OK -- striving motivates us and leads to greater feelings of well-being.

5 Simple Steps To A Sharper Memory

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 11.29.2014 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

Spending your precious time worrying about everything can be dealt with through mindfulness based stress reduction or MSBR. You can reach that state through meditation and it's extremely helpful in lowering blood pressure and minimizing the effects of depression. 

Shame Is More Stressful Than Work

Don Joseph Goewey | Posted 11.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Don Joseph Goewey

Eventually, a shame-based mind represses its mistakes to avoid feeling bad, preventing the possibility of learning from a mistake, which only increases the likelihood of repeating the blunder. Thus, mistakes can't teach us anything. We become afraid to take risks, which limits our growth.