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Why Women Stay Stuck (And How to Get Unstuck)

Mia Redrick | Posted 12.05.2014 | Women
Mia Redrick

Nothing changes in our lives until we make a decision to move in a different direction. But how do we move when life paralyzes us by fear, anxiety and feelings of being overwhelmed? What do we do to get unstuck? Here are eight reasons why we find ourselves "stuck" and how to get unstuck.

Feeling Overwhelmed? Here's What to Do About It

William Anderson, MA, LMHC | Posted 11.17.2014 | Healthy Living
William Anderson, MA, LMHC

Developing the techniques and skills to avoid feeling overwhelmed and relieving it if it happens are key to solving the problem. Here are a few of the habits I've learned and teach that are a good start to getting a handle on it.

The Day I Stopped Seeing a To-Do List Everywhere I Turned

Vanessa Loder | Posted 11.17.2014 | Women
Vanessa Loder

Everywhere I looked, all I saw was a to-do list. Things that must be done, people to call, emails to send, things to be cleaned, reminders to be remembered. I wasn't present because I was too busy thinking about the future.

3 Keys for Finding Relief As an Overwhelmed Mom Entrepreneur

Katie O'Brien | Posted 11.07.2014 | Women
Katie O'Brien

From my experience with the beloved overwhelm, I've discovered three simple keys for instant relief when you're feeling overwhelmed. Plus these will even help eliminate future overwhelm from taking over. They're applicable to everyone's situation. Check them out below...

10 Ways To Stop Feeling Overworked And Overwhelmed

| Jeff Haden | Posted 10.17.2014 | Small Business

After reading an early version of a new book, I decided to do a quick survey during a speaking engagement. I asked the audience, "How many of you feel...

10 Signs You Are Giving Too Much

Christine Arylo | Posted 12.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Christine Arylo

While giving to others is a good and loving act, giving to the point of sacrificing your own health, wealth and happiness is not loving or good, because living this way is not loving to a very important person -- you.

I Wanted To Run Away Today

Kathy Radigan | Posted 11.18.2014 | Parents
Kathy Radigan

Today was one of those days where I questioned every choice I ever made in my 48 years on this planet. I thought back to a time in my life when my house was quiet, and all I had to think about was myself.

Dear Mom Who's Trying to Do It All

Kate Hall | Posted 11.16.2014 | Parents
Kate Hall

Stop trying to be perfect. Stop comparing yourself to others. Stop trying to meet everyone's expectations. You can't fix all your kids' problems and have all the answers. You can't heal all their wounds. Sometimes, you have to let things go.

The Simple Life

Lynn Shattuck | Posted 10.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Lynn Shattuck

If I try and squeeze it all in and hold it all together, it shows. I snap at my family. I miss out on much-needed sleep because my brain buzzes with my to-do list. I miss so many moments because I'm obsessing and worrying about everything I'm not doing. Saying no to opportunities that don't serve me helps. Yoga helps. Meditation helps. Writing helps.

How to Conquer 'Inboxitis' (and Enjoy the Rest of Summer)

Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D. | Posted 10.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D.

I was finding myself preoccupied with checking my phone at all hours of the waking day. Since I believe in the power of the mind and one's capacity to identify a problem and create a solution, I created a treatment plan, or better yet, a life plan, with the soul purpose of overcoming Inboxitis.

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.

Not Enough Time for Intimacy?

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 09.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Our health, career, financial well-being, relationships with family and friends, creative expression, and even spiritual life, all radiate out from the well being of that flourishing intimate partnership.

Doing The Best We Can

Shannon Styles | Posted 09.22.2014 | Parents
Shannon Styles

I was failing at being a teacher because I was too busy being a mom. I was failing at being a mom because I was too busy being a teacher. I was failing at marriage because it was easy to put that last.

8 Life Hacks For Increasing Inner Peace

HeartMath LLC | Posted 09.08.2014 | Healthy Living
HeartMath LLC

Sometimes it can feel as though inner peace is a gift of bliss reserved for the lucky ones that don't have the same load of burdens we have. The fact is we all have our own unique stressors and challenges.

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.

How To Turn Bad Habits Into Stress-Reducing Rituals

meQuilibrium | Posted 08.19.2014 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

The secret to a less stressful, more fulfilling life isn't just about replicating someone else's habits. It's about creating ones that help rather than hurt you. And while dropping bad habits is a great idea, the reason that's so hard is because it always sounds restrictive and loss-oriented. I have a better way: Replace old habits with more rewarding rituals.

Overwhelmed? 7 Strategies for Restoring Balance

Amanda Gore | Posted 08.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Amanda Gore

I don't know about you, but I am convinced the world is spinning faster. I almost never seem to have nothing to do. Or to have caught up on the seem...

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 I Don't Have Time For How Busy You Are

Ann Cinzar | Posted 06.11.2014 | Women
Ann Cinzar

Even in those brief moments when idleness should be acceptable, we are driven to engage in some productive endeavor -- or at least act as though we are. We resist the opportunity to just be. The question is, why?

5 Ways to Create a Miracle Mindset and Have Your Wishes Come True

Emma Bathie | Posted 06.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Emma Bathie

I love this quote by Wayne Dyer: "Heaven on Earth is a choice you must make, not a place you must find." While we don't have choice about absolutely...

5 Warning Signs That Depression Is Affecting Your Relationship

Dr. Shannon Kolakowski | Posted 05.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Shannon Kolakowski

A resounding body of research has shown how closely depression is related to relationships in a cyclical fashion: Depression affects the quality of your relationships, and the features of your relationship can affect your level of depression.

The Key to a Better Day? Stop Setting Yourself Up for a Miserable One

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 03.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Knowing your truths is the first step. Accepting them means a guaranteed better day. Figuring out how you'll manage them is how you make your life better and more successful in the long run.

How to Fend Off Work (and Life) Freak-Outs

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 03.15.2014 | Business
Deirdre Maloney

What better way to learn a valuable, humbling lesson than by having a total, unadulterated freak-out? Having two of them. I would know. Though each ...

The Simple Way to Get More of What You Want in 2014

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 03.02.2014 | Business
Deirdre Maloney

When my husband and I first moved to California a few years ago I was feeling vulnerable. Really vulnerable. We came here because he'd been promoted. Me? I was jobless.

You're Not Happy, You're Distracted

Amy Chan | Posted 02.18.2014 | Women
Amy Chan

When we are not conscious of the difference between pleasure and joy, we live in a "happiness bubble." We don't allow ourselves a moment to be still -- to be "bored."