Entries tagged with “Stress”
If you’re easily overwhelmed, try these techniques to get centered.
Find ways to take a break from overwhelming situations.
When your daily life starts feeling overwhelming, try these affirmations to bring you back to center.
These 20 affirmations can help, no matter what is stressing you out.
The holidays can extinguish the brightest light. Here's how to keep yours burning.
Here are almost two dozen proven ways to chill out in no time at all, whether you’re at home, at work, or on the move.
The pinging phone, back to back meetings, rush hour traffic; most of us get a little on edge when we are face to face with high stress situations. We also probably know people who …
Overcoming addiction may not be easy, but there are things you can do to make the process smoother.
Here are four common signs you’ve sent your metabolism reeling, and how to get a reset.
Try these practices when stress starts to overwhelm you.
If these signs feel familiar, here's what you can do about it.
Here are a few tips for keeping calm and taking care during the holiday season.
The secrets to supporting a stressed-out partner.
Don't let your holiday stress accumulate.
Stress, it turns out, is a lot like snow. Here’s how to dig out.
Try these natural and effective remedies and increase your resistance to stress, anxiety, and fatigue.
Most of us have been unconsciously clutching the pelvic floor so consistently, and for so long, that we’re not even aware we’re stuck in an unnaturally frozen and weakened state.
Increasingly over the past couple of years, I’ve been having outbreaks of hives and itchy skin. I finally sat down with an allergist, who gave it to me straight. I am allergic to p…
5 signs you might be
Workaholics are more likely to suffer from anxiety and other disorders.
Want to be more resilient? Start building your resilience now and benefit in hard times. Start by being mindful with your emotions and learning to focus on 'moments that glisten.'
The stresses of everyday life can be enough to send anyone diving for cover. Living with a constant and persistent elevated stress level is damaging to many facets of physical and …
Rewire your brain to see these afflictions as opportunities for embarking on a new path
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Do you cringe when you see someone get yelled at, hurt, or embarrassed? Do you tend to soak up others’ emotions—especially the feelings of those close to you? A new study has…
Getting together with family, especially during the holidays, can cause a lot of stress and anxiety—even if it’s all love. In this week’s The Soul of Therapy, psychologist Kevin Anderson, PhD, gives us the tools to cope.
Reflecting on past fails can change your body’s response to stress.
A landmark study by the University of Michigan has identified a likely reason why feeling emotionally close to a friend works wonders on a woman’s mood — and even boosts her health…
Do you keep a running to-do list that never seems to end? Do self-directed commands such as “send emails” or “write resume” or “buy salad ingredients” always end up on tomorr…
A guided meditation to release tension.
You’ve heard of the mind-body connection; here’s how it really works.
Constriction of tiny blood vessels, especially in women, can be deadly.
Begin to lessen the overwhelming emotional response you may be experiencing to the smallest provocation.
Research suggests that self-care can reduce stress and exhaustion—if we know how to practice it.
If you’re feeling stressed or overwhelmed, don’t cut yourself off from other people, says Kelly McGonigal. Instead, double down on your capacity for connection.
As a yoga teacher, over the years I've had many people ask me whether yoga is the real deal: Does it really help, or is it just another fad? Do you have to be an acrobat to feel go…
We need to feel safe in order to heal.
So maybe the real problem is not feeling stressed enough?
How to identify the fears blocking your relationship—and melt them away to restore wonder
For almost three decades I was one of the least present people on the planet. A life-altering trauma turned the world both inside and outside my head into such a painful experience…
Here are ways to embrace, rather than avoid stress.
Self-care staples include eating well, sleeping well, and connecting with friends and loved ones. Now is the time to double-down on these basic practices—and to make sure you're not spiraling into a black hole of stress.
For many, restless leg syndrome is more than an irritating twinge. The neurological condition, often considered a sleep disorder because the spasms can wake you up at night, makes …
Stress is one of the modern day challenges we all face. We try to manage our stress, exercise, meditate, think good thoughts, all in an attempt to wrangle it into a contained space…
Stress can alter the digestive system, not just the mind and spirit.
Stress has become a bad word in our culture. It causes illness and contributes to chronic pain. And we have too much of it. So we practice yoga: we meditate, do savasana, get relax…
This one simple strategy can help you significantly reduce your anxiety and stress.
“The more I practice cultivating the gaps and being really present for them, the more my nervous system gets the message that I’m okay.”
Low sexual desire is incredibly common. For some people, low sexual desire can limit their energy and vitality. The good news is you can take control.
The mind has a terrible time telling itself what to do. Fortunately, science is catching up with yogic breathing wisdom.Since the time of Descartes (“I think, therefore I am”), mod…
Three years ago Martha Farah, director of the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Pennsylvania, discovered that the working memory of children raised in poverty …
No matter what’s got you in the dumps, eating certain foods can actually improve your mood.
My junior year of college I was driving back from a ski trip during a Vermont snowstorm when I shifted gears and lost control. We swerved across several highway lanes into a ditch,…
I was wondering how to squeeze in a vacation this summer, and thinking maybe I should work through it or just skip it entirely, with all the other things going one—and suddenly I r…
First, we learn how to control the stress in our daily lives.
Autonomous sensory meridian response videos, exploding in popularity online, help people relax and get some sleep in a stressful world.
When you begin to notice that you are bogged down by too much to do, and stress begins to rear its ugly head in your relationships with defensive comments, blame, and accusations, …
If you’ve ever found yourself reaching for a carton of ice cream when under pressure, you’re not the only one – and your cravings for sweets when you’re stressed may be based in sc…
As the pace of life gets faster and faster, here’s how to avoid the shock
The stress response is your best ally during difficult moments—a resource to rely on rather than an enemy to vanquish.
Tips for achieving relaxed productivity—and why you can't afford to ignore them.
The total distraction of an addictive video game like Tetris may have a surprising health benefit: preventing post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD.Emily Holmes, Ph.D. and Cather…
Seven ways that each of us can take charge of our stress response, accessing a powerful tool to take charge of our health.
Beneficial bacteria may become the basis for an immunization.
5 steps to prevent excessive worrying
Recent studies confirm that a "half-empty" outlook is literally bad for your health.