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3 Ways Tai Chi Trains Your Brain

Karl Romain | Posted 06.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Karl Romain

In the beginning, strive for consistency and habit, practicing at the same time each day or committing to a weekly or bi-weekly class. You'll feel better -- more focused, less stressed -- almost immediately, and the effects will only continue with a consistent practice.

3 Easy Stretches To Relieve Neck And Shoulder Tension

Nora Tobin | Posted 05.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Nora Tobin

Dedicating just a few minute a day to lengthening and relaxing the muscles in your shoulders, back and neck will play a major role in keeping your body healthy and pain free for a long time to come.

Move of the Day: Triangle

Nora Tobin | Posted 06.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Nora Tobin

Incorporate this "move of the day" into your regular exercise regimen or just take a few minutes to give it a try. Each day will be a different move, so you can do each one back to back or individually.

The 5-Minute Change That Will Increase Your Productivity

Nora Tobin | Posted 06.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Nora Tobin

Needless to say, everyone was a little skeptical of the idea of disconnecting, including me. However, through the session they proved the point that how we start our day is how we are going to live our day.

Got 10 Minutes? Try This Stress-Relieving Yoga Routine

Nora Tobin | Posted 05.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Nora Tobin

Consider a 10-minute yoga break instead of a 10-minute coffee break. These four simple and effective yoga postures and deep breathing will help you feel calm, relaxed, and rejuvenated.

The Only Tricks You Need To Simplify Your Life

Susie Moore | Posted 04.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Susie Moore

Happiness is the goal of all other goals and the secret to happiness is simply inner peace. When we tread the peaceful path, simplicity lines the walk.

The Mind Can Be a Lonely Place​

Bruce Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 04.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Bruce Davis, Ph.D.

The mind can be a lonely place. Feeling isolated in our own thoughts, we are depressed, anxious, stressed. We think the cause is too much work or a ...

The Holiday Card Every Stressed-Out Woman Needs To Read

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 02.18.2014 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

So, my generous sisters, this season, start being generous to YOU! Give YOU the gifts I know you deserve: self-care, respect, and love! Do that and I guarantee you'll soon celebrate your best holiday ever!

Got 15 Minutes? You Can Lower Your Stress

meQuilibrium | Posted 02.03.2014 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

Here are a few quick things you can be doing to effectively reduce your negative stress response -- now, as reindeer hooves fast approach.

This Holiday Season, Give Yourself Less Stress

Maria Rodale | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

  by guest blogger Isaac Eliaz, MD, MS, LAc, integrative medicine pioneer Stress is a fact of life, but between Labor Day and January 2, it c...

Meditation Instead of Medication

Dr. Marcia Hootman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Marcia Hootman

How many distractions do we live with today? Diversions include smart phones, laptops, iTunes, Netflix, social media and texting, to name a few. What if, in the midst of all this, you could maintain more focus? How would that affect your future?

3 Ways Shifting Your Expectations Can Lower Stress

meQuilibrium | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

Your outlook is a product of your own relationship with expectation. What will or won't happen, no one knows. And how we deal with the stress of not knowing, whether to hope for the best or expect the worst, the idea that our expectations always directly affect an outcome is little more than magical thinking.

How Just 80 Seconds Can Boost Your Mood All Day

meQuilibrium | Posted 12.08.2013 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

Take 10 seconds out of every hour during an eight-hour day, and that's 80 seconds -- less than two minutes -- spent in an entirely different frame of mind. It might not seem like much, but it is.

Reduce Stress: Practice the 5-Minute Favor

meQuilibrium | Posted 11.13.2013 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

Of course, you stand to benefit when you give. Imagine how different your day, or your life, would be, if you took five minutes out of every day to help someone else.

Have You Ever Been Flaked On?

Neha Sangwan, M.D. | Posted 11.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Neha Sangwan, M.D.

Depending on who you're dealing with, chances are, at some point, you have been the flake, the flakee or both! Regardless, flaking causes huge stress in relationships and over time takes a toll on your health.

How Giving Your Undivided Attention Reduces Stress

meQuilibrium | Posted 11.10.2013 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

Giving much-needed, nonjudgmental advice can be transforming -- but one of the simplest and most powerful things you can do for another person is simply to listen.

20 Scientifically-Backed Ways To De-Stress Right Now

The Huffington Post | Meredith Melnick | Posted 09.09.2013 | Healthy Living

What's your stress "tell?" For some, a quickened heart rate or a slight feeling of queasiness is enough to let them know they're getting anxious or ov...

Why Being 'Busy' Is A Risky Business

meQuilibrium | Posted 10.10.2013 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

If there's one thing you do for yourself this week, it's to take a good hard look at what's keeping you so busy. What are you avoiding? What are you trying to not do or face or decide?

How to Be Successful: Look Beyond Your Bank Account

Laurie Erdman | Posted 10.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Laurie Erdman

Monetary successes rarely come to us every minute of the day. The space between our successes leaves a vacuum to focus on our failures. Expanding our definition of success to include other aspects of our lives, fills our day with success and thus with energy.

6 Shocking Things That Make You Calmer And Happier

Posted 04.26.2013 | OWN

By Jena Pincott These stress and depression reducers may seem paradoxical (and a couple we wouldn’t want to try deliberately), but that doesn’t...

10 Essential De-Stressing Tips For Baby Boomers

Posted 04.26.2013 | Fifty

Although the recent Stress in America survey found that Baby Boomers and adults over 67 are the least-stressed age groups in the country, that doesn't...

6 Easy Stress Busters You Had No Idea Existed

Posted 04.25.2013 | OWN

By Corrie Pikul When you don't have time to get a professional massage and feel too overwhelmed to figure out the difference between Ashtanga and K...

Surprising Ways Stress Affects Your Body

Marcelle Pick, OB-GYN N.P. | Posted 06.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Marcelle Pick, OB-GYN N.P.

According to a recent study, 60 to 80 percent of visits to primary care doctors may be related to stress, yet only 3 percent of patients receive stress management counseling. Why is it that so few people are getting help from their health care practitioners when it comes to stress?

3 Tips To Help You Avoid One Of Life's Biggest Regrets

Karl A. Pillemer, Ph.D. | Posted 06.04.2013 | Fifty
Karl A. Pillemer, Ph.D.

Why is excessive worry such a big regret? Because, according to the elders, worry wastes your very limited and precious lifetime. By poisoning the present moment, they told me, you lose days, months, or years that you can never recover.

23 Scientifically-Backed Ways To Reduce Stress Right Now

Posted 06.10.2013 | Healthy Living

By Kate Morin Whether it's related to an issue at work, a fight with a friend, or problems with family, everyone feels stressed sometimes. In fac...