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Stress Reduction

How To Find The Upside Of Negative Emotions

meQuilibrium | Posted 07.19.2014 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

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 07.16.2014 | 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 07.10.2014 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

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 07.03.2014 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Here's Proof Going Outside Makes You Healthier

The Huffington Post | Abigail Wise | Posted 07.18.2014 | Healthy Living

Summer is here, and we're all for burgers, ocean breezes and an ice cream cone or two. But getting outside is about more than beaches and barbecues. S...

How To Tackle A Fear Of Stress

meQuilibrium | Posted 06.03.2014 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

The good news is that stress isn't the only thing that's contagious; so is optimism, enthusiasm, positivity, and fun. If you want to feel good stuff reflected back at you, you've got to put something good out there to begin with.

How To Conquer Stress At Work (Once And For All)

meQuilibrium | Posted 05.23.2014 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

Stress is an integral part of what makes work work, but it doesn't mean you're doomed to fall apart at the seams. I don't believe that. Just because stress levels are rising, doesn't mean you can't learn to swim.

3 Reasons You're More Stressed Than Joyful

meQuilibrium | Posted 07.15.2014 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

Wonder doesn't disappear on its own. We let it go. And we don't have to. In fact, our creativity, imagination and well-being thrive on a degree of being delighted, amused and in awe of the world around us.

The Brain Exercise That Boosts Creativity

| Debra Kaye | Posted 05.09.2014 | Small Business

Many corporations use meditation to help employees bring new ideas to the table -- Shell Oil, Google, General Mills to name a few. I think it's also i...

The 2 Beliefs That Keep You Stuck In A Stress Cycle

meQuilibrium | Posted 07.09.2014 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

There wasn't one person who graced that stage who didn't, at one time or another, think, "This is too much. I can't handle it." And everyone who has come around the bend of that stress-induced despair didn't do it by beating stress or "winning," but by changing their mindset.

Understanding Stress: Beyond Reduction, Management and Coping

David Bedrick | Posted 07.08.2014 | Healthy Living
David Bedrick

Sometimes it appears as if "stress" is the cause for all that ails us. We are told everything from sleep and laugh more to get massages, exercise, and deep breathe. So how come we're all still so stressed?

Tick Tock, Tick Tock, Time Is Running Out, Enjoy Your Child Now!

David Kanegis | Posted 07.07.2014 | Parents
David Kanegis

Life is finite and so much time is lost in the expenditure of wasted and misdirected emotional energy. Nowhere is this is so prevalent as in a student's last year of high school.

How To Get Over Your Fear Of Working Out

meQuilibrium | Posted 06.30.2014 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

Exercise is one of the most potent stress-reducers on the planet -- and yet, in the irony of ironies, it's the one thing far too many of us don't make time for. There are lots of reasons why, but the fact is the idea of working out can create enough stress that you skip it -- and miss out on a boatload of mind and body benefits.

My Cousin's Inspirational Journey With Breast Cancer

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 06.28.2014 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

When my cousin Karen was diagnosed with breast cancer, she approached it with a skier's mentality. She knew it would be an uphill battle with bumps along the way. And, although downhill is a good thing to a skier, she looked forward to the next pinnacle in her life.

Wake Up in a Great Mood

David Kanegis | Posted 06.21.2014 | Fifty
David Kanegis

We tend to live our lives as if we are in a hammock swinging back and forth between feeling stressed or relaxed, worried or serene, busy or too busy. Basically, we most often react to what we are consciously experiencing without stopping to catch our breath.

Congrats, Graduates: Now Go Out There and Redefine Success

Arianna Huffington | Posted 06.17.2014 | College
Arianna Huffington

We're coming up on one of my favorite times of the year: that time, just after spring breaks out but before summer begins, in which thousands of college graduates are released into the world. And as they go forth we give them lots of advice. The advice varies, sometimes conflicts, but the general idea is: Here is what you need to know in order to succeed in the world. This year my book tour is taking me to a lot of colleges, and my first piece of advice is to start by defining success for yourself -- by being clear about what you want, what you value and what you are about. But to do that, we need to abandon, or at least mitigate, some of the worst practices of the adult world that students are already mired in: burnout, sleep deprivation, stress and anxiety. This is all the more important because this generation is starting out their adult lives burdened with multiple deficits.

8 Steps to Exodus From Your Bondage

Mache Seibel, MD | Posted 06.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Mache Seibel, MD

If you feel immobilized, stuck, captive or feel you do not control your life, it doesn't have to be that way. You can live both free and freely. It just requires reframing your beliefs to release the shackles that bind you. Since Passover lasts for eight days, here are eight steps to exodus from your bondage using Passover as an acronym.

How To Care For Yourself When You're A Caregiver

meQuilibrium | Posted 06.13.2014 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

Self care is non-negotiable. Unchecked, the stress of caregiving will eat at your relationships, hamper your work outside the home, and make you sick. The person you're caring for deserves better -- and so do you.

The Profitability of Good Health

Mark Chasan | Posted 06.01.2014 | Business
Mark Chasan

Despite the groundswell of evidence supporting the profitability of health and sustainability programs, many executives today are stuck in an old mindset that categorically views such programs as "fluffy" cost centers not profit centers.

3 Mental Exercises To Overcome Stress In Startups

Jose Vasquez | Posted 05.24.2014 | Small Business
Jose Vasquez

Fortunately, no amount of stress is impossible to overcome, and taking time to adjust your perspective is often all you need to stop worrying and start coming up with solutions to your problems.

You Are Right Where You Are Supposed To Be

Dr. Karin L. Smithson | Posted 05.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karin L. Smithson

Reach into your soul's pocket and embrace that wisdom that is now yours: This life is about more than this moment, but this moment can change your life and the lives of others.

Ancient Anti-Aging Secret Revealed: Stop the Clock

Lissa Coffey | Posted 05.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Lissa Coffey

Meditation can lift you up if you let it. It lightens your burdens, and in a way it gives you a facelift, too! You'll be smiling more, stressing less and walking with a little more pep in your step. You feel better, and because of this, you look better, too. The peace of mind literally shows on your face.

What Happens When You Find Purpose At Work

meQuilibrium | Posted 05.13.2014 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

The truth is, if you want more out of your work, there's more purpose to be found. Doing meaningful work needn't be some elusive cultural ideal reserved for the wealthy or the lucky. Instead, it starts with what you most deeply believe.

Stress Reduction for Your Intellectual Well-Being

Dr. Sanjay Jain, MD | Posted 05.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Sanjay Jain, MD

A sure way to anxiety is to continue heading down the roads that led you there in the first place. Make changes, use the relaxation tools that work for you, and you will feel more stress-free and happy.