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What Do Steve, Arianna, Millie and Karen Have in Common?

Millie Grenough | Posted 09.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Millie Grenough

Photo: Jon Snyder/Wired.com | CC BY-NC Common element in Steve Jobs, Arianna Huffington, Millie Grenough, Karen Gomez: a) creativity b) crazy-busy...

Do Better, Not More: 7 Feminine Productivity Practices

Nisha Moodley | Posted 08.27.2014 | Women
Nisha Moodley

The next time your ambition is in overdrive and you just want to work-work-work, try one of these practices to feel productive, playful and free. You'll be amazed at how much you can accomplish when you do better, not more.

Why American Mothers Have Less Leisure Time And Find Ourselves Overwhelmed And Exhausted

Vanessa Loder | Posted 09.28.2014 | Parents
Vanessa Loder

Did you know that Danish mothers have, on average, one and a half hours of leisure time every day that is spent in "pure" or child-free time to themselves? American mothers, in contrast, have about thirty-six minutes a day to themselves.

The Misery Epidemic: Why Women Are Suffering in Silence

Michelle Bersell | Posted 09.15.2014 | Women
Michelle Bersell

You may not like hearing this, but to put an end to our misery, it isn't about getting more massages, taking more walks or drawing yourself nightly hot baths. The truly nurturing action to take is to listen to yourself. What do you want? What do you need? What do you desire?

7 Things Only Chronic Overthinkers Will Understand

Beth Leipholtz | Posted 08.19.2014 | Women
Beth Leipholtz

If something is wrong in one part of our life, it will consume our thoughts. We are good at hiding this and being productive regardless, but it's still there, nibbling at the back of our minds until we can get home, collapse on the couch and give it our full attention.

Meltdown Imminent? Time for a 60-Second Emergency 3-B-C

Millie Grenough | Posted 08.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Millie Grenough

"You Westerners. You're so one-dimensional. You don't even know how to breathe!" So said Lous, my Indonesian mentor, when I whined about a grue...

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.

Why What You Love May Be More Important Than You Think

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cara Barker

Take a gander at what steals too much of your energy. The result will be more beneficial than what is offered in traditional health care as treatment.

Catherine Chen, Ph.D.: 5 Reasons Your Anti-Procrastination Efforts Aren't Working

Catherine Chen, Ph.D. | Posted 10.09.2013 | Women
Catherine Chen, Ph.D.

Whether it's to prepare for that promotion or to find your dream job, here are some tips for getting yourself back on track.

How to Know When You've Taken on Too Much

Jenny Garrett | Posted 10.06.2013 | Business
Jenny Garrett

If you spot the signs that you are doing too much early, they wont completely derail your career. Keep a temperature check on your reactions and how you are feeling and do something fast if stress raises its head.

The Secret to Having More Time

Jenny Garrett | Posted 09.08.2013 | Business
Jenny Garrett

Have you ever had one of those weeks when you look at your diary with dread because you have no idea how you'll fit it all in?

The Real Reasons You Can't Relax

Catherine Chen, Ph.D. | Posted 08.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Catherine Chen, Ph.D.

Is it challenging for you to find time to relax without losing your drive? When in constant work mode, we can feel like a production machine, but we can also feel afraid to relax for fear of falling into a non-working rut.

Too Emotional? 8 Strategies To Help

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 07.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

According to Dr. Elaine Aron, highly sensitive people (HSPs) make up approximately 15 to 20 percent of the population. While I would classify myself as a moderate HSP, there are certain triggers I now recognize that amplify my sensitivity. Here are eight survival strategies for HSPs.

3 Steps To Turning Your Dreams Into Reality

Michael S. Broder, Ph.D. | Posted 07.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael S. Broder, Ph.D.

Do you have many dreams you'd like to make come true? If there's so much you want to do but in reality, so little time to do it, the feeling of overwhelm itself can actually hold you back from accomplishing any of your major goals.

The Most Important Question For 2013

Jon Wortmann | Posted 03.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Jon Wortmann

We can't stop feeling stressed. What we can do this year is prime our brains so that stress is no longer something to fear, but rather a sign of something we need to pay attention to, and a chance to figure out how we want to spend each precious moment.

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.

Playing With Bubbles: How To Get Things Done

Denise Scarbro | Posted 12.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Denise Scarbro

Our to-do lists may not always be as carefree as a game chasing bubbles, but it certainly does not have to overwhelm us if we know how to approach things. There are four things we need to do to keep this game running smoothly.

Parenthood Is Hard and Scary

Leslie Irish Evans | Posted 11.28.2012 | Parents
Leslie Irish Evans

"Is it amazing?" my younger sister asked. I wasn't sure how to answer. This was a wanted baby. We had her on purpose. But I was in the thick of things. Struggling. Overwhelmed. "It's tough," I answered. "Toughest job you'll ever love?" I changed the subject.

Waving the Overwhelm Banner

Clarissa Burt | Posted 10.13.2012 | Small Business
Clarissa Burt

Now the big "O" word has taken over. Yes, being overwhelmed, on the move and busy, busy, busy is trending everywhere.

What Hurricane Irene Taught Me About Divorce

Laura Campbell | Posted 12.21.2011 | Divorce
Laura Campbell

When Irene came through, I had no idea of just how significantly my property had been affected and how long the clean-up would take. My divorce, like Irene, also came tearing through my life, leaving chaos and a major mess behind it.

11 Ways to Find Serenity Amidst Chaos

Carolyn Rubenstein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carolyn Rubenstein

"Peace. It does not mean to be in a place where there is no trouble, no noise, or hard work. It means to be in the midst of all these things and ...

5 Gifts of Being Highly Sensitive

Therese Borchard | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Therese Borchard

If you had to name the top five gifts of being highly sensitive, what would they be? One of the prominent "virtues" of high sensitivity is the richness of sensory detail that life provides.

Five Steps to an Organized (and Joyful) Holiday Season

Carolyn Rubenstein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carolyn Rubenstein

If you're already feeling stretched thin (and not feeling too joyful about it), then it's time to step back and use a few organizing strategies to make a new plan.

How To Deal With Stress

Christine Hassler | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christine Hassler

To me, stress is not something to "manage" since managing stress implies that it is still going to be there. Wouldn't you rather eliminate stress by learning how to respond to it in more life-enhancing ways?

The Burnout Antidote: Why Less Is More

Russell Bishop | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Russell Bishop

It's quite easy to spend an entire day getting things done and when you get to the end of the day, you still don't feel like much happened. That can lead to burnout or a sense of overwhelm.