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Overwhelmed

Not Enough Time for Intimacy?

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 07.23.2014 | 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 07.23.2014 | 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 07.10.2014 | 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 06.20.2014 | 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 06.19.2014 | 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 06.17.2014 | 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."

Eggnog for Exhausted Moms: Mindfulness, Meditation, and Sleep

Karen Brody | Posted 02.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Karen Brody

Today I use yoga nidra meditation to manage my current stage of life: technology overload, parental overwhelm, and fatigue from all the doing.

Work-Life Balance Is Bogus; Here's How to Get It Anyway

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business
Deirdre Maloney

Is it possible if you acknowledge that life is a messy stew, and that excelling at what's really important to you will take some extra forethought and strategy? Yes indeed! Easier said than done, but that's why we're in this together.

Dropping Out Of The Cult Of Busy

Mary Beth Maziarz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Mary Beth Maziarz

I made a sign for the craft studio that says "I can do ANYTHING, but I can not do EVERYTHING. Especially at once." So I'm going to take my own advice.

13 Questions To Ask Yourself If You're Feeling Overwhelmed

Posted 10.08.2013 | OWN

You skipped breakfast, your boss moved your deadline to the end of the day and you forgot to wear deodorant (again!). What do you do when it all...

No One Tells You Being a Mom Is Going to Be This Hard

Janet Casey | Posted 11.27.2013 | Parents
Janet Casey

Being a mom is hard work, and when all your baby does is eat, poop, cry and sleep, it makes it hard to feel any sort of reward. I know... the reward is the beautiful healthy baby. But lets be real for a minute, and help other moms out by being honest.

Want Control of Your Life?

Erica Ariel Fox | Posted 11.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Erica Ariel Fox

Your inner negotiators bring their own styles and goals to the table. Your job is to negotiate with yourself -- with the competing parts inside of you -- and bring them to some resolution.

Is This The Secret To A Happy Marriage?

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 11.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Interrupting the daily routine with a getaway isn't a luxury, it's a necessity. And for us and many others, these breaks have meant the difference between having a thriving relationship and getting a divorce.

Tina Lifford: What to Do the Next Time You Feel Overwhelmed

Tina Lifford | Posted 08.25.2013 | Women
Tina Lifford

Being confronted by moments and people who demand that we show up more honestly and authentically can be scary.

5 Ways To Be More Mindful With Technology

Posted 06.03.2013 | Healthy Living

By Headspace As if there weren't enough ways to avoid what’s going on in our minds, e-mail and social media are now routed to our mobiles to dis...

Overwhelmed Parents: A National Crisis

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 07.25.2013 | Parents
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Our culture's failure to prioritize the needs of the family over the values of "free enterprise" is a primary factor in the disintegration of the American family.

The Magic of a Napkin Dispenser

Melissa Sher | Posted 05.19.2013 | Parents
Melissa Sher

As babies like to do when their mothers are seconds away from taking the first bite of a meal, my infant son started to cry. He was crying because he was hungry. I tried to decide if I should feed him or just eat a few bites of bagel myself. Feed him or eat? Feed him or eat?