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Exhaustion

I Burnt Out at 15

Madeline Hill | Posted 11.14.2014 | Women
Madeline Hill

Burning out at 15 is not what they talk about in the coming-of-age movies. It is not the common gossip at lockers and is not the topic that rules Friday night sleepovers. That is how it should be, though. Not just for teenagers, but for everyone.

Just Waiting for an Aha Moment on the Back Porch

Carrie Severson | Posted 12.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Carrie Severson

My experience with aha moments has always been drastically life-changing. I would wait for God to give me a sign and then I'd act on it.

Burning the Candle at Both Ends? Take Time to Recharge This Fall

Mary Pritchard | Posted 12.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Mary Pritchard

My blood work showed that my cortisol level was too low. That only happens for one of two reasons: 1) You are the most relaxed person on earth -- clearly not me. 2) You've burned the candle at both ends for so long that you blew through your stress hormones -- bingo!

This Is Why You Feel Tired... All The Time

Next Avenue | Jeanne Dorin | Posted 10.08.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Jeanne Dorin Although she typically sleeps soundly and has good "sleep hygiene" — no coffee after 3 p.m., a quiet,...

I'm a Recovering Burnout

Carrie Severson | Posted 12.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Carrie Severson

I was broke -- financially, emotionally and mentally. I kept on running though because I wasn't able to cover my own bills. I thought if I just kept on going, things would change.

4 Warning Signs That You're Burning the Candle at Both Ends

Kirsi Paalanen | Posted 11.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Kirsi Paalanen

But stress and exhaustion crept in and hit me like a ton of bricks. It literally felt that way. For the rest of that day I lay in bed scared, drained and weak thinking to myself, "What if this had happened when I was driving? Or going down the stairs?"

7 Things You Can Do When Someone You Love Has Cancer

Kathleen Buckstaff | Posted 11.11.2014 | Women
Kathleen Buckstaff

You have them right in front of you. Savor them. When you know someone you love has cancer, you are on notice. Fight hard to take advantage of each moment spent together.

Raw and Real

Rebecca Perkins | Posted 11.09.2014 | Fifty
Rebecca Perkins

There are times that life is a hard struggle and right now is one of them. I get overwhelmed with the persistent, jabbering, all consuming thoughts in my head and I'm exhausted. Utterly exhausted.

The All-Encompassing Exhaustion of Motherhood

Lauren Cormier | Posted 11.02.2014 | Parents
Lauren Cormier

I am good. I am better than good. I am blessed beyond measure. And I know it. But lately, what I feel more than anything is tired. Not physically tired, though there's always that. No, I mean tired in the full, all-encompassing sense of the word.

15 Tips To Fall Asleep, Stay Asleep And Wake Up Refreshed

Ellen G. Goldman | Posted 10.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Ellen G. Goldman

If only you had more energy during the day, you would be more efficient and get more done. But if you cannot sleep at night, how in the world will you have the energy? There are so many reasons why you might be having difficulty falling asleep, or staying asleep soundly, but rather than wrack your brain trying to figure it out, try some of these tips and see if the problem resolves itself.

More Schools Should Have These Rooms

The Huffington Post | Nina Friend | Posted 07.01.2014 | College

College students are often sleep deprived, yet they rarely receive help from their schools. Art Center College of Design is the exception. The Pas...

Sleep Deprivation: The Calm Before the Storm

Anthie Zoumboulias | Posted 08.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Anthie Zoumboulias

Sleep is by far the most important and vital necessity we need to remain healthy and function properly as humans. This habit of being on our cell phones, checking our emails and working around the clock, and on weekends, needs to come to an end.

Soccer Fan Dies After Staying Up 48 Hours To Watch The World Cup

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 06.24.2014 | Healthy Living

How dangerous are the effects of sleep deprivation? In some cases, it might be deadly. One Chinese soccer fan died from a stroke after watching Wo...

The Deadly Toll Of Exhaustion And Burnout

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 06.09.2014 | Healthy Living

Countless companies and organizations are quickly turning their focus to the consequences of employee exhaustion and burnout -- but not quickly enough...

How Burnout Impacts Men and Women Differently

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 07.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

Do women and men experience burnout differently? If we can pinpoint the ways men and women experience burnout, then folks like me who work to help busy professionals better prevent burnout can tailor better, earlier and more specific interventions.

The Business Trip

Tarja Parssinen | Posted 07.07.2014 | Parents
Tarja Parssinen

Once you become the president of a family, nobody gives you permission to step back. You must take it for yourself. And if you're like me and you don't, you will feel your emotional stock tanking. You owe it to everyone to get the hell out once in a while.

Dear Parents, Are You Tired of Being Tired? Amen.

Valerie DeLoach | Posted 06.23.2014 | Parents
Valerie DeLoach

We go, go, go, go all the days. Our schedules are marked on and highlighted and color-coded as we race from one activity to the next or divide and conquer while kids have different activities in totally different cities.

I'm Not Tired!!!

Lynn Harris Leshem | Posted 06.17.2014 | Women
Lynn Harris Leshem

Living every day to its fullest doesn't have to mean cramming three days worth of life into a one day bag. It doesn't have to mean living the most extraordinary, action-packed, blisteringly important day of your life. It just means a full day.

A New Dad's Sincere Thank You To His Barista

Beau Coffron | Posted 06.11.2014 | Parents
Beau Coffron

Thanks for understanding that being a parent sometimes leaves me like this.

The Moment I Knew: When I Passed Out In Front Of Loehmann's

Posted 04.09.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Fran Pastore, President and CEO of Connecticut's Women's Business Development Council, knew something wrong with her -- but had no idea what -- after ...

What I Want To Say When You Ask 'How Are You?'

Cara Paiuk | Posted 05.26.2014 | Parents
Cara Paiuk

The truth of the matter is I am too overtired, overwhelmed, and overworked most of the time to do anything other than to keep on treading water.

Maxed Out Parents: 5 Strategies to Ease Burnout

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 04.09.2014 | Parents
Paula Davis-Laack

Six specific sources of burnout have been identified, and to date, much of the research about these sources has been related to work; however, I am surprised at how well they translate to non-work and specifically, to parenting.

Wanted: Personal Assistant

Sharon Kay Edwards | Posted 02.16.2014 | Parents
Sharon Kay Edwards

Finish my Christmas shopping -- with your own money. Wrap said Christmas presents beautifully. Find my sunglasses. Make a kick-ass gingerbread house that looks like the Witch's cottage from Hansel and Gretel so that I can look like all the other awesome moms on Pinterest.

The Stress Solution We Should Be Practicing

meQuilibrium | Posted 01.29.2014 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

Stress isn't out there -- it's how you respond to stress that determines your experience. Thoughts and words are a critical part of that because they mirror how you interpret what's going on around you.

6 Signs You're Pushing Yourself Too Hard

Posted 08.05.2013 | OWN

By Corrie Pikul You can brush off your friend's comments about how she never sees you anymore and your parents' concerns that you're working too ha...