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Stress Reduction

3 Lies Your Calendar Tells You (And How To Get It To Tell The Truth)

meQuilibrium | Posted 09.12.2014 | Healthy Living

The truth is you probably will always be busy and your calendar will be a work in progress. That's okay. But when you strive to accept the limits of a truthful calendar, you can manage your energy more carefully to accomplish the goals, and care for the people and things, that matter most.

Want to Know the 3 Secrets to Staying Healthy?

Lorie Eber | Posted 09.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Lorie Eber

I'm suggesting that we resist the temptation to set ridiculously high standards for ourselves when we periodically get disgusted with ourselves and focus on healthy behaviors.

8 Ways to Bust Your Stress NOW!

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 09.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

Next time you feel stressed, will you let it get the best of you or will you focus on what you can actually control? Take charge by stepping back and reaching into your bag of stress-busting tips. Your life will be better!

How To Shed Those End-Of-Summer Blues

meQuilibrium | Posted 09.05.2014 | Healthy Living

Sure, allow yourself some time to mourn the end of summer -- lazy days, fire-lit nights, afternoon swims, long walks to nowhere in particular. But not too long. The end of summer is not a surprise or a tragedy. You knew it was coming, and you know it will be back

3 Tensions Hiding in Your Body

Carla Melucci Ardito | Posted 09.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Carla Melucci Ardito

Check for these three subtle tensions that cause shallow breathing and learn how to let go of them with these three effective tips. 1. THE SLIGHT...

It's Your Life, Take Control Now!

David Kanegis | Posted 08.31.2014 | College
David Kanegis

Congratulations, you're a college student! For the first time you have free will to spread your wings and lead the life you want... even though you're probably not sure all that entails or exactly what's headed your way.

18 Convincing Reasons To Give Yoga Another Try

The Huffington Post | Abigail Wise | Posted 08.31.2014 | Healthy Living

“The most important pieces of equipment you need for doing yoga are your body and your mind.“ --Rodney Yee While pounding on a treadmill, lifti...

Abigail Wise

How Rock Climbing Does Your Mind -- And Body -- Good | Abigail Wise | Posted 09.02.2014 | Healthy Living

Ascending a cliff, boulder or even an indoor rock wall requires a large amount of physical strength and endurance. Some conquer climbs through nutriti...

Has 'Excess' Become an Addiction?

Randi Gunther | Posted 09.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Randi Gunther

Stressing the human body beyond its capacity to heal interferes with its capacity to rebound. Stress is caused by overloading the body, mind, and spirit with too much for it to handle. In short, there are not enough resources to handle what is demanded.

How Mindfulness Turned Negativity Around

Susie Wolbe | Posted 08.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Susie Wolbe

Thank you, mindfulness meditation. Without any expectations for what the future may bring, my personal practice will continue. If you're looking for me, I'll be the one focusing on sound, breath, or body, staying in the present moment, noticing how I feel and what I'm thinking, and making no judgments about whatever I find.

3 Ways To Overcome Workday Stress

meQuilibrium | Posted 08.21.2014 | Healthy Living

The effects of stress tend to be cumulative, especially with the work-a-day stress we're talking about, so yeah, morning traffic may make you edgy and more vulnerable to an insensitive email you get later on. That's why every little measure you take to smooth the spikes in your day can help build your resilience to stress.

Alzheimer's Caregivers - This One Activity Could Improve Your Quality of Life

Marie Marley | Posted 08.20.2014 | Fifty
Marie Marley

I once made a presentation at an Alzheimer's caregiver support group. One gentleman - let's call him John - had long insisted to his son and daughter-...

Sources of Light

Karen Horneffer-Ginter, Ph.D. | Posted 08.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Karen Horneffer-Ginter, Ph.D.

Although I'm aware that creative, bright, and humorous people are as susceptible as anyone (maybe even more susceptible) to depression, there's something about the uniqueness of Robin Williams' gifts that makes me wish he could have been spared emotional anguish.

4 Ways To Build A Strong Support System

meQuilibrium | Posted 08.15.2014 | Healthy Living

Friendship runs the gamut from sisterhood to pleasant acquaintanceship. The point is to populate your life with positive and inspiring connections at as many levels as you can -- and little connections count.

Don't Eat Your Stress

Lilian Cheung, D.Sc., R.D. | Posted 08.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Lilian Cheung, D.Sc., R.D.

Our bodies affect our minds as much as our minds affect our bodies. To maintain good health and wellbeing, we need to realize their interdependence and take care of both. The practice of mindfulness can help to reconnect the body with the mind, and specifically, eating mindfully can help ward off some of our autopilot stress responses related to food.

7 Ways To Lighten Up (Even When You Don't Feel Like It)

Dawn Gluskin | Posted 08.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Dawn Gluskin

Next time tough times come your way, know that this too shall pass. Life is so much bigger than the crappy experiences that come our way. Learn to let go of the trying moments and create space to tap into the beauty and power of your free and loving spirit within.

The Science Of Success

Don Joseph Goewey | Posted 08.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Don Joseph Goewey

In the last 10 years, a new field of neuroscience has mapped the mental zone that can literally change the brain to quiet an overly active stress response system and simultaneously pave the way for higher brain networks to perform at optimum.

You Have 24 Hours In A Day -- Here's How To Make The Most Of It

meQuilibrium | Posted 08.07.2014 | Healthy Living

Our lives are complicated, and we've never figured out how to add more hours to the day. But when you take the time, you'll have the strength of mind to find a path toward health and abundance.

The Trick To Banishing Bad Memories

meQuilibrium | Posted 08.02.2014 | Healthy Living

Painful memories are completely normal. But when the stress associated with them hinders your life right now -- that's a problem. The good news is that you can learn to channel the positive memories and turn down the volume on the negative ones.

3 Simple Meditations to Help You Thrive

Lauren Eckstrom | Posted 07.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Lauren Eckstrom

The key to meditation is not quantity but consistency. Rather than picking a specific time to meditate daily, add meditation to your regular routine. And at the end of each meditation, take a moment to say thank you to yourself for taking time to get still today.

How To Find The Upside Of Negative Emotions

meQuilibrium | Posted 09.18.2014 | Healthy Living

Your goal isn't to prevent any and all negative emotions (or repress them, which is worse), but to metabolize them the way you would food: Get what you need from it and let the rest go.

Power: The New Valium

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 09.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

High-power posture can change our physiology, psychology and behavior. It can make us more competitive while decreasing our stress levels. Thus far no troubling side effects have been reported. The price is right. Sounds good to me.

The Real Reason Why You Feel Like You're Hanging By A Thread

meQuilibrium | Posted 09.09.2014 | Healthy Living

It's hard to feel good about "having it all" when you've got incompatible sets of expectations and beliefs knocking around in your head. The trick is to learn to modify or steer around these beliefs and expectations so they don't make you feel like you're constantly on the verge of collapse.

The One Thing You Should Do Before You Go On Vacation

meQuilibrium | Posted 09.01.2014 | Healthy Living

Our cultural ideas around vacation are all about relaxation as the opposite of work; as in, literally doing nothing. Coupled with that ideal is an expectation that you'll be perfectly relaxed from the word go -- that a chaise lounge has a magical ability to transform you.

Ann Brenoff

5 Reasons Why Summer Is Good For Aging Hearts | Ann Brenoff | Posted 06.23.2014 | Fifty

The lazy, hazy days of summer are good for your heart -- but not because we tend to be lazier or hazier. Quite the opposite. Seasonal changes bring ch...