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Stress Reduction

3 Ways To Overcome Workday Stress

meQuilibrium | Posted 08.21.2014 | 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 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
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 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
meQuilibrium

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
meQuilibrium

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 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 08.03.2014 | 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 07.23.2014 | 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.