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Tips for Stress

5 Simple Techniques To Calm Your Nerves

Betsy Polatin | Posted 06.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Betsy Polatin

It's easy to feel overwhelmed when there is "too much" to handle. Training yourself to become aware of your body's sensations during these moments can reduce stress and teach you how your body can lead you back to mental and physical equilibrium.

Too Busy To Read This Blog? Try This To Stress Less

Michael S. Broder, Ph.D. | Posted 12.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Michael S. Broder, Ph.D.

Access your place of power when the juggling begins to feel out of hand. Tasks or roles that start to feel like just "going through the motions" can feel more meaningful or important when you are confronting them as your optimal and most present self.

Cortisol Switcharoo (Part 3): How the Main Stress Hormone Robs You of Memory and Telomere Length, Possibly Natal Chi

Sara Gottfried, M.D. | Posted 11.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Sara Gottfried, M.D.

"Cortisol switch" is when you flip from the cortisol love -- which is where cortisol is helping you be productive, helping you focus, helping you feel on top of the world -- to the cortisol hate. You hit the wall.

Take The Stress Out Of City Living

Dr. Karuna Sabnani | Posted 10.31.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karuna Sabnani

With proper tricks and knowledge, you can begin to be relaxed, alert, energetic, and have breathing room while being organized and tech-savvy. The crucial secret? Start making fresh air, healthy relationships, peaceful sleep and proper food choices a priority in your life.

GPS for the Soul: At the Oasis

Russell Bishop | Posted 10.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Russell Bishop

The GPS for the Soul mobile app builds on the content in the GPS for the Soul page on The Huffington Post, offering an array of anytime, any place stress relief to help free users from their hyper-connected lives.

5 Simple Five-Minute De-Stressers

Kathryn Haslanger | Posted 10.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Kathryn Haslanger

When you can't find the perfect care situation that enables you to take long stretches of quality time to yourself, we recommend you do the next best thing -- commit to just five minutes a day to do something for yourself.

How to Blow (and Suck) Your Blues Away... Today!

David Harp | Posted 10.02.2012 | Healthy Living
David Harp

Do you sometimes feel beaten down by "the blues"? Here's how to blow them away, quite literally!

Shifting Bad Stress Into Good Stress

Project Compassion Stanford | Posted 09.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Project Compassion Stanford

We generally think of stress as a big, bad, disease-causing, killer. Yet mother nature didn't give us the stress response to kill us. She gave us the stress response to help us stay alive!

Anger Management: Why It's Never Too Late To Tame Your Temper

Tamar Chansky | Posted 09.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Tamar Chansky

I saw how I can get so caught up in the apparent urgency of the moment when I so don't want to. I understood that not getting caught up in the apparent urgency of the moment is the universal "work in progress" for humankind.

7 Simple Ways to Experience Peace This Instant

Dr. Terri Kennedy | Posted 09.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Terri Kennedy

As our world continues to speed up and get more complex, being able to access inner calm -- particularly in the midst of crisis -- is a critical skill.

The Perfect Antidote To Stress

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 09.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Marcia G. Yerman

Through meditation, one trains to take care of their own personal peace while moving beyond an established belief system -- in order to embrace a wider perspective.

Stressed At Work? Here's What To Do

Julia Pott | Posted 09.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Julia Pott

As an animation director, my job requires a lot of sitting alone in my studio, often in my pajamas, drawing the same thing for hours on end. If you do this every day for three months, you can start to go a bit mad -- especially if the workload doesn't allow for much down time.

5 Tips To Find Peace

Carrie Wiatt, M.S. | Posted 09.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Carrie Wiatt, M.S.

How do I find peace and serenity in my busy lifestyle? As a nutritionist and as a mother, I've found a few ways that really help me to relax -- without reaching for a dessert or a high-calorie treat.

The Art Of Fruition: How To Really Follow Through

Tara Sophia Mohr | Posted 08.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Tara Sophia Mohr

I don't think our ambitions will save the world, but I do think our collective self-actualization will. As we actualize, we bring forth the incredible love and light within us -- and that is just what we need to bring sanity, compassion, and wisdom into the world.

6 Keys To Rebooting Your Heart Drive

Agapi Stassinopoulos | Posted 08.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Agapi Stassinopoulos

It is through listening, attention and willingness to engage in the most vital energy of our lives, our hearts, that that we reboot our heart drives.

An Artist's Guide To Personal Fulfillment

Theresa Berenato | Posted 08.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Theresa Berenato

We have been making and marking for 35,000 years. As a designer, using my hands to make, cut, rearrange, overlay, glue, paint, chip, draw, and sketch is a personally fulfilling process.

The Calm Brain: The Neurology of Stress and Calm or 'How to Relax Without Drugs'

Gayatri Devi, M.D. | Posted 08.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Gayatri Devi, M.D.

Tapping into the vagus nerve helps us achieve both brain and body health, which is the right balance between relaxation and stress. But how do we tap into the vagus and increase its activity?

5 Practices To Help Your Body (And Mind) Relax

Linda Durnell | Posted 08.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Linda Durnell

If we can try to relax and breathe during moments of stress, I think we give ourselves an opportunity to move past the negative and stress-producing emotions of fear, jealousy, anger and sadness with no regrets and greater ease.

How To Take Control Of Stress At Work

Christy Matta, M.A. | Posted 08.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Christy Matta, M.A.

Job demands can certainly cause stress. But your own reaction to those demands can have a significant impact on the intensity of stress you experience.

A Complete Night's Sleep (Try This)

Martha Ringer | Posted 07.31.2012 | Healthy Living
Martha Ringer

As a child I remember the comfort I experienced being tucked in at night with great tenderness and loving by my mother. As an adult, I have created a way to tuck myself in with the same sweetness and loving.

10 Natural Ways To Improve Depression And Anxiety

Sheenie Ambardar, M.D. | Posted 07.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Sheenie Ambardar, M.D.

I am always mindful of ways we can enhance mood and wellbeing, specifically methods related to our ways of thinking and daily behaviors. Here are my top 10 recommendations for improving depression and anxiety, sans medication.

How To Rally With Simple Real-World Strategies

Christy Matta, M.A. | Posted 07.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Christy Matta, M.A.

When you're stuck and are relieving stress now by acting in ways that cause problems later, it's important to figure out how to regroup.

How To Filter Through The Noise To Learn What You Love

Noah Kass | Posted 07.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Noah Kass

The news has become noise, massive chatter that's transmitted at lightning speed. Here are a few tips to tune out the drone and listen to only what's essential.

Is Stress a Choice?

Laura Norman | Posted 06.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Laura Norman

The true nature of stress is that it starts within each of us. And since it does, we can do something about it. Choose to start taking back control of your life right now. Make reflexology a part of your action plan.

Emergency Stress Relief

Martin Boroson | Posted 06.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Martin Boroson

When you're stressed, it is so tempting to fantasize about being not stressed. You imagine feeling peaceful and relaxed later -- but fantasizing about being unstressed at some other time or place doesn't help you in this moment, right now, right here, in the midst of the stress.