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Stress Management

49 Parent Fears And How To Ease Them

Liz Kozak | Posted 05.22.2012 | Parents
Liz Kozak

My husband recently remarked, "It seems like overnight you became scared of everything." Why yes, I did, and I'm pretty sure it was the night our daughter was born.

Handing Your Brain Happiness And Stress Relief

Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D. | Posted 05.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D.

One thing we now know is that a very simple type of connection actually reduces activity in the area of the brain that is responsible for releasing our stress hormones.

Consider These Daily Habits To Avoid Alzheimer's

Posted 03.10.2012 | Fifty

As individuals continue to live longer, millions of baby boomers are drawing attention to the number one risk factor of Alzheimer's disease: Age. "CBS...

Be Careful Taking Advice When You Are Anxious

Art Markman, Ph.D. | Posted 05.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Art Markman, Ph.D.

Recent research suggests that anxiety makes people want to take advice to help them feel more confident about judgments and decisions they are making. However, they are so interested in getting advice that they become worse at judging whether the advice they are getting is good.

Quick Tips For Handling A Stressful Work Day

Christy Matta, M.A. | Posted 05.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Christy Matta, M.A.

Finding healthy ways to manage your work stress each day can keep you going and make it less likely that you'll develop unhealthy habits.

Rethink. Redefine. Success

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar | Posted 05.05.2012 | Education
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

The intense pressure for success has put tremendous strain on the vulnerable group of teens and young adults who -- when unable to cope with pressure -- take the step of ending their life.

The Power Of Love

Amy Tardio | Posted 05.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Amy Tardio

Tom Coughlin, coach of the 2012 XVLI Super Bowl champion New York Giants will go down in history for empowering his long shot team, not with a "come-on" fist-pump but with an expression of effusive love during his Super Bowl-eve huddle.

Why Today's Workplace Creates Emotional Conflicts: The Dark Side of Success

Douglas LaBier | Posted 05.02.2012 | Business
Douglas LaBier

It's time we recognize the negative psychological impact that the management culture and the "requirements" for success can have on people and the organizations they work for. They exist at great cost to both.

Want To Lose Weight? 10 Stress-Management Strategies

Brant Secunda and Mark Allen | Posted 04.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Brant Secunda and Mark Allen

If you want to lose weight or avoid weight gain, one step is to get a handle on your stress. Sounds good, but what do you do when you're facing a really difficult problem and it's stressing you out? Here are some simple ways to manage the stress, calm down, and turn your fat-burning machine back on.

'Celts for Blue Cure' to Fight Prostate Cancer -- Will Other Schools Follow?

Gabe Canales | Posted 04.23.2012 | Impact
Gabe Canales

Celts for Blue Cure won't be just another cancer awareness event. It will bring a message for action aimed directly at students. That message? Diet and lifestyle can help you avoid getting prostate cancer.

Balance Yourself, Not Work Your Work And Life

Annie McKee | Posted 04.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Annie McKee

Learning to live mindfully and to focus on hope and compassion will help you to ward off stress and balance yourself.

Dealing with Passive-Aggressive Leaders

Tom Fox | Posted 04.17.2012 | Business
Tom Fox

What might be praise comes off sounding like a dig, just because of the leaders' tone and timing. Unfortunately, the outcome is an employee lacking the confidence needed to overcome the many challenges facing their agencies and our country.

What Mom Taught Me About Valentine's Day

Mary Lou Quinlan | Posted 04.13.2012 | Good News
Mary Lou Quinlan

I grew up in a family where "I love you" was part of our everyday lives. Dad was so crazy about Mom that, on his hats, he put rivets that spelled out TGFM, "Thank God for Mary."

Mastering The Art Of Resilience

Lauren Mackler | Posted 04.18.2012 | Home
Lauren Mackler

Change is part of the human condition and no one is exempt from emotional pain and adversity. Developing resilience is a critical key to not only accepting and meeting a life challenge head on, but being able to get to the other side of it with greater wisdom and strength.

How Taking One Small Step Can Change Your Life

Rita Schiano | Posted 03.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Rita Schiano

Can taking one, small step really change your life? Proponents of kaizen think so. (And for the record, so do I.)

Beware Those Stinkin' Thinkin' Traps

Rita Schiano | Posted 03.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Rita Schiano

We all have patterns of thinking that have reached the automatic level. Unfortunately, many of these thinking patterns are traps. Traps that hold us prisoner to habits that do not serve us.

5 Keys To Less Stress In 2012

Peter Russell | Posted 03.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Peter Russell

As we enter another new year, fear and ever-increasing levels of stress loom large for many. Here are five ways I use to help cope with the pressurized lifestyle most of us have embraced as the new normal.

Being Busy in 2012 -- Two Tricks for Not Getting Overwhelmed

Ethan Nichtern | Posted 03.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Ethan Nichtern

No matter how busy I've been recently, I've found time to take care of my body, via yoga and diet and acupuncture, as well as committing to the practice of sleep. That's right, sleep is a practice. You have to get your head on the pillow just like you get your butt on the cushion or your feet on the yoga mat.

A Few of My Favorite Things to Inspire a Clear and Spacious New Year

Stephanie Bennett Vogt | Posted 02.27.2012 | Fifty
Stephanie Bennett Vogt

f they brighten your day, help you feel supremely good, connect you to a quiet place within, they are... not clutter. Nor an extravagance. What lifts your spirits? What helps you feel lighter and in the flow?

Stress: It's Not What You Think

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 02.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

Ironically, the holiday season can be most stressful time of the year. Just imagine you are trying to squeeze some toothpaste out of a tube but you have forgotten to take the cap off. What happens? It will force a hole in the side or wherever is the weakest point.

Why Are We So Stressed Out?

Tracey Marks, M.D. | Posted 02.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Tracey Marks, M.D.

I had the opportunity to interview Dr. Patricia Adson, a psychologist who works to help men and women strike a healthy balance between life and work. Overextending yourself at home and at work, according to Dr. Adson, is a leading ingredient to a stress-filled life.

10 Easy Stress Busters

Frank Sepe | Posted 02.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Frank Sepe

At one time in our lives, all of us have uttered the words "I am so stressed out." It is not healthy to have an abundance of stress in your life. In fact, constant stress may cause a negative effect on nearly all of the major systems in our bodies, creating a very long list of potential health issues.

Mastering the Anxiety Equation: A Remedy for Fearful Times

Chip Conley | Posted 01.18.2012 | Home
Chip Conley

The fact is that almost all anxiety can be distilled down to two basic variables: what we don't know and what we can't control.

Office Anger: 6 Ways To Stay Calm When You're Fuming

Posted 11.17.2011 | Women

Elizabeth Lowman | The Daily Muse We've all had those moments at work. A difficult client turns a productive meeting sour. Your boss berates you o...

The Power Tools To Reverse Road Rage

Marcy Cole, Ph.D. | Posted 01.17.2012 | Home
Marcy Cole, Ph.D.

Experiencing anger is part of the human experience. It is what we choose to do with it that determines whether it will lead to a breakdown or breakthrough.