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Nov 12, 2018 7:30 pm
How Childhood Memories Can Help Relieve Stress on Even Your Worst Days
It’s no secret that we all experience stress from time to time in our everyday lives, and each person has a different way of coping when life starts to feel overwhelming. One common stress-relief...
Nov 8, 2018 4:30 pm
Bad With Numbers? It Turns Out There’s a Fun Way to Help Reverse ‘Math Trauma’
Math tends to be seen as one of the most notoriously hated subjects taught in school. After learning the basics of adding and subtracting, we can start to feel overwhelmed when new formulas start...
Nov 6, 2018 4:30 pm
Relieve Stress Instantly by Massaging This Pressure Point
For those days when nothing seems to calm your anxieties, pressure points for stress relief may soothe your symptoms. If you're unfamiliar with the concept of acupressure, you're not alone. The...
Oct 29, 2018 7:30 pm
'I Feel Stuck': How to Keep Going When You're Totally Overwhelmed and Can't Focus
You know that feeling of having so much to do that you just don’t know where to start? I know it all too well, and I’m surely not the only one. It simply makes you feel stuck. I’m not going to...
Sep 24, 2018 9:30 am
Fragrant Shower Bombs Are the Quickest Way to Slip Self-Care Time into Your Busy Day
There’s nothing we love more than crawling into a bubble bath at the end of a long day, which is why we’ve always wondered whether bath bombs for showers existed. Wouldn’t it be nice to recreate...
Sep 20, 2018 1:53 pm
'Entertainment Tonight' Host Nancy O'Dell Shares Tips for Starting the Day Stress-Free
In First for Women’s cover story, Nancy O’Dell shares the morning routine that helps her start the day with less stress. As O'Dell gets into the swing of filming the 38th season of Entertainment...
Sep 18, 2018 9:30 pm
6 Ways to Turn Things Around When You're Feeling Burned Out
Feeling exhausted, empty, or just a bit frazzled? Is the warning your parents gave about "burning the candle on both ends" ringing loudly in your ears as you juggle back-to-back meetings with...
Sep 11, 2018 9:30 am
7 Simple Self-Care Ideas for Busy Moms
Being a mom is a full-time job, and a very tiring one at that! That's why it's extra important to take some time out of your busy schedule to indulge in some much-needed "me time." If you don't,...
Sep 10, 2018 4:30 pm
A Walking Meditation Helped Me Let Go of My To-Do List – And Some Extra Pounds
Walking as meditation? If you’ve ever been told to go for a walk to clear your head, chances are you know very well this sort of thing falls under the category of “easier said than done.” I...
Aug 28, 2018 4:05 pm
Caregiver Burnout: 13 Real Women on How They Deal With Sandwich Generation Stress
Caregiver burnout is a very real issue for members of the “sandwich generation,” a nickname describing those responsible for bringing up their own children while caring for their aging, sometimes...
Jul 31, 2018 3:48 pm
Meet Adaptogens: The Best 'Super Herbs' for Stress, Fatigue, and Anxiety
If you've been feeling stressed or tired lately, someone may have suggested adaptogens as a possible solution. Often touted as super herbs that can help reduce anxiety and fatigue, adaptogens have...
Jun 25, 2018 4:00 pm
Brain-Tingling 'ASMR' May Be Good for the Rest of Your Body, Study Suggests
If you've been feeling anxious lately, you may have heard about the brain-tingling sensation "ASMR" as a possible stress reliever. Then again, ASMR is a relatively new internet phenomenon, so it's...
May 10, 2018 8:00 am
4 Ways to Stay in the Moment When You Have Anxiety
There are times when I wish I could get a brain transplant. My brain works in a way that is just exhausting; it is prone to racing thoughts that cause crippling anxiety. Anxiety has been a part of...
Mar 23, 2018 12:58 pm
Writing About Past Failures Can Help Reduce Stress, Study Suggests
Let's face it: No one likes to think too much about past failures. Although none of us are immune to setbacks, they can still be embarrassing and discouraging. On top of bringing back negative...
Feb 9, 2018 6:03 pm
Having a Positive Attitude About Aging May Reduce Dementia Risk, Study Suggests
Aging can feel like an unknown, unflattering, and unwanted journey. It's scary to think about getting older, especially when women are pressured to "age gracefully." But being happy about aging can...
Feb 9, 2018 4:59 pm
12 Easy Mental Tricks for Stopping Stress and Anxiety Right This Second
Trying to find relief from a stressed or anxious mind can sometimes feel impossible. While in the middle of a panic attack, our minds run on autopilot as destructive, negative thoughts run through...
Jan 19, 2018 6:24 pm
Get Past the Awkwardness and Start Meditating for Real
The following is an excerpt from Just Sit. It was written by Sukey and Elizabeth Novogratz and reprinted with permission. So, you’ve decided that you want to start meditating. Maybe someone told...
Jan 8, 2018 2:47 pm
Stressed? Sniff Your Husband’s Shirt, Study Suggests
Who knew that your hubby's clothing could come in handy the next time you're in panic mode? According to new research, taking a big whiff of your husband's T-shirt may be enough to help you calm...
Nov 28, 2017 4:11 pm
Online Calculator Measures How Much Your Stress Weighs in Pounds
Raise your hand if the holidays have you stressed out. If you raised both hands and a foot, you may feel as though you have the weight of the world on your shoulders — and you might be right!...
Nov 21, 2017 5:18 pm
5 Ways to Keep Family Strains From Ruining Your Holiday
Every single holiday season, my mother was convinced that our extended family would happily gather – think Modern Family but not nearly as pretty or wealthy – and frolic our way through the...
Nov 9, 2017 9:00 am
Sara Evans Opens Up About the Pressure Women Face to 'Make Everyone Happy'
As Sara Evans prepares for a hectic holiday season juggling family responsibilities and tour dates for her album At Christmas, she opens up to First For Women about dealing with the pressure to get...
Oct 27, 2017 10:46 am
Doctor-Approved Natural Remedies to Combat Children's Anxiety
If you're searching for natural remedies to relieve stress for kids, chances are, you're already in a tough place. Maybe your child is anxious or upset and you want to help her feel better — fast....
Oct 25, 2017 4:19 pm
4 Ways You're Being Too Hard on Yourself, and How to Fix It for Good
Overcoming negative self talk is tough, but it shouldn't be. Think about it: From comforting words to bear hugs to encouraging text messages, you’re quick to shower others with support when they...
Oct 13, 2017 4:57 pm
Mom Learns Son's Panic Attacks Are Because of a Brain Tumor
A mother's intuition is a powerful thing; even moms-to-be can sense when something isn't right with their unborn baby. And Jennifer Elkins Mizrahi's intuition was telling her that her son's panic...
Sep 7, 2017 9:12 am
Actress Kristin Chenoweth Shares How She Stays Calm in Hectic Times
In the new issue of First For Women, singer and actress Kristin Chenoweth, 49, reveals what she does to stay centered when there is no time for vacations in her busy schedule. This fall has...
Sep 1, 2017 3:56 pm
4 Fun Ways to Play Your Stress Away
Summer used to be such fun: swimming, building sandcastles, romping in the park. And while today’s go-go-go schedules can make it seem impossible to frolic like we once did, a slew of research...
Jul 28, 2017 11:19 am
7 Natural Ways to Reduce Stress and Prevent Heart Disease
Just another reason to figure out the best ways to reduce stress naturally: A new Penn State study reveals that while men are most at risk of heart disease if they overexert themselves physically,...
Jul 7, 2017 4:38 pm
Here's How You Can Have a Stress-Free Summer
How to relieve stress is always a concern, but in summer, the stakes—like the temps—seem higher. But breakthrough science reveals an easy way to bring on calm when summer’s jam-packed days send...
Jun 21, 2017 5:38 pm
Scientists Confirm Women Need More Sleep Than Men, So Here Are 18 Easy Secrets for Better Sleep
Have you ever wondered why your husband was able to roll out of bed after one alarm and on less sleep than you, while you had to repeatedly hit the snooze button despite having gone to bed the...
Mar 6, 2017 5:38 pm
Bye-Bye Stress Eating! These Healthy Foods Can Help You Relax
Stress eating: a dieter’s worst nightmare. First, you get stressed. Next, you eat to curb the stress. Then, you get stressed about all the eating you’re doing. And so the vicious cycle begins. But...