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Stress Reduction

Reduce Stress Now: Three Easy Steps

David Kanegis | Posted 12.18.2014 | Healthy Living
David Kanegis

Most of us feel stressed but often don't realize how greatly it affects us. You've just begun a journey towards self-awareness. This insight will guide you to a more peaceful and centered life.

4 Ways to Manage Workplace Stress

Melissa Heisler | Posted 12.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Melissa Heisler

The "doing more with less" mentality has increased the amount of our responsibilities and what is expected of us. This has created a culture of inefficient multi-tasking.

Executive Burnout: Don't Pick a Fight You Will Lose

Manijeh Motaghy | Posted 12.08.2014 | Business
Manijeh Motaghy

Training for the new habit of recognizing where most of your attention is spent and recognizing your perceptions and expectations for what they are is essential to managing stress as well as success in all aspects of your life.

Acts of Kindness are Good for the Soul

Robi Ludwig, Psy.D. | Posted 12.03.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Robi Ludwig, Psy.D.

There are certain times of the year, like right now, that helps us to think about the spirit of giving and sharing. The holiday season is defin...

Mindfulness: Stealth Buddhist Strategy for Mainstreaming Meditation?

Candy Gunther Brown, Ph.D. | Posted 12.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Candy Gunther Brown, Ph.D.

Mindfulness has become mainstream. Hospitals and prisons offer "Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction," public schools teach students to put their "MindU...

How a Psychiatrist Treats Depression: A Peek Behind the Curtain

Dr. Matt Goldenberg D.O. | Posted 12.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Matt Goldenberg D.O.

If you are suffering from depression, or know someone who is, my goal of writing these articles on depression is to spread a message of hope. Psychiatry is a field of medicine that specifically focuses on diseases of the mind including depression. Even a single consultation can help to clarify the diagnosis, treatment options and can begin the healing process.

Holiday Stress Relief List

James E. Porter | Posted 11.27.2014 | Healthy Living
James E. Porter

Everyone has a different take on why the holidays are so stressful. For some people the holidays are too commercial, for others the holidays mean spending a lot of money and credit card debt. For some people, the holidays are a painful reminder of a loved one who is no longer there.

Ultimate Freedom: How Bad Do You Want It?

Heather Hollander | Posted 11.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Heather Hollander

So as you move into the holidays, I invite you to stay focused on your ultimate freedom. Notice the effect stress has on your life. Stop when you feel stress taking over and breathe slowly and deeply until you feel free again.

Meditation Is Even More Powerful Than We Originally Thought

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 11.11.2014 | Healthy Living

With our stress levels creeping higher than ever before, we could all stand to reap the benefits of this mindful practice. A recent study from Harv...

What You Accomplished This Halloween (And Didn't Even Realize)

meQuilibrium | Posted 11.05.2014 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

You don't need to relegate facing fear to one ritualized day a year that involves a lot of candy! Make a habit throughout the year of noting down your greatest fears and challenging them, costumed or not. Here are a few of our trusted strategies for neutralizing fear.

Why It Was Worth Facing Down My Fear Of The Dark

meQuilibrium | Posted 11.02.2014 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

Ask yourself, what's my mission? What here is bigger than the fear? When you have that core, you can do the work that builds resilience. Examine and challenge your fear-based thoughts. Celebrate your little victories. Then go out and run your race.

Why We're So Scared Of Being Alone (And How To Cope)

meQuilibrium | Posted 10.26.2014 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

Solitude isn't about cutting yourself off from humanity, or hiding out in a cabin in the woods. It's about balancing stimulation and rest so that you're not a scary stranger to yourself. A deep, sustaining confidence comes from knowing you can be good company to yourself.

How To Cope With The Scariest Health Info You Find Online

meQuilibrium | Posted 12.18.2014 | 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 12.12.2014 | 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 12.03.2014 | 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 11.30.2014 | 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 11.29.2014 | 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 11.25.2014 | 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 11.25.2014 | 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 11.20.2014 | 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 11.12.2014 | 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 11.07.2014 | 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 11.05.2014 | 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 11.05.2014 | 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 11.02.2014 | 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...