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How To Cope With The Scariest Health Info You Find Online

meQuilibrium | Posted 10.18.2014 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

I always like to remind myself that life is about balance. In this case, you want to strike a balance between information and action. It's important to stay current on advances in health and fitness trends; your health is truly the foundation for the rest of your life's endeavors.

How To Tell If Your Teen Is Stressed (And What To Do About It)

meQuilibrium | Posted 10.16.2014 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

When you're helping someone build resilience, you're a witness, guide, and resource while that person undergoes the struggle. What you want is for your teen to come through the academic pressure or the break up of a friendship with a stronger sense of self and belief in his or her abilities.

How Your Efforts To Be Productive Could Have The Opposite Effect

meQuilibrium | Posted 10.03.2014 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

Managing expectations often comes down to noticing your symptoms of overwhelm, identifying the expectation that's causing trouble and then flipping the expectation on its head.

2 1/2 Tips For A Happier Life... Start Today!

David Kanegis | Posted 09.30.2014 | Fifty
David Kanegis

Everyone wants to be happy! It's a primal desire that needs to be satisfied but rarely is completely attained. That's OK -- striving motivates us and leads to greater feelings of well-being.

5 Simple Steps To A Sharper Memory

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 09.29.2014 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

Spending your precious time worrying about everything can be dealt with through mindfulness based stress reduction or MSBR. You can reach that state through meditation and it's extremely helpful in lowering blood pressure and minimizing the effects of depression. 

Shame Is More Stressful Than Work

Don Joseph Goewey | Posted 09.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Don Joseph Goewey

Eventually, a shame-based mind represses its mistakes to avoid feeling bad, preventing the possibility of learning from a mistake, which only increases the likelihood of repeating the blunder. Thus, mistakes can't teach us anything. We become afraid to take risks, which limits our growth.

What Football And Stress Have In Common

meQuilibrium | Posted 09.25.2014 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

What makes watching things stressful -- like taking in a performance, rooting for a friend, or even seeing a scary movie -- is also what makes them. It's all in how it's framed.

Why Those Who Embrace Leisure Get More Done

meQuilibrium | Posted 09.20.2014 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

I believe people when they tell me their lives are unmanageably busy. But I also have seen that what people believe about leisure and relaxation has a far greater impact on their well-being than a packed calendar alone.

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

meQuilibrium | Posted 09.12.2014 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

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
meQuilibrium

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 10.21.2014 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

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 10.15.2014 | 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 10.18.2014 | 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 10.14.2014 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

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 10.15.2014 | 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 10.13.2014 | 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 10.10.2014 | 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.