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Mar 19, 2019
5 Ways to Be Happier at Work
While International Day of Happiness takes place this week on March 20, research from Lee Hecht Harrison Penna (LHH Penna), a global people management firm, shows that many employees are struggling...
Mar 11, 2019
3 Words That May Help You Deal With Anxiety
When anxiety hits, those of us who have experienced it in its various forms may feel an array of things: a racing heart, hot and cold flushes, tightening of the chest, excessive fear, tension, and...
Mar 9, 2019
The 5:2 Digital Detox Can Protect Your Health and Well-Being — Here's How to Do It
Do you spend your workday in front of a computer screen, consult your phone multiple times an hour from the moment you wake up till your head hits the pillow at night, and spend a fair chunk of...
Mar 7, 2019
6 Things Experts Tell Their Friends to Help Them Beat Stress
Stress can affect your health and well-being even if you don't let it slow you down. We asked the experts to share the advice they give their stressed-out friends. 1. Press pause. "It's important...
Feb 21, 2019
10 Yoga Poses You Can Do In Bed to Melt Away Neck and Shoulder Pain
Whether you're sitting down for long periods of time or are on your feet all day, neck and shoulder pain can be hard to avoid. Considering that our modern lifestyles often lead to long hours of...
Jan 25, 2019
5 Steps for Creating a Calming Meditation Space in Your Home
If you practice meditation, you know the only thing you should be focusing on is your breathing. But it's hard to get Zen when you're surrounded by clutter and distractions. If you prefer to...
Jan 10, 2019
Kava Tea Is the Perfect Bedtime Brew to Help You Wind Down
What’s your go-to beverage before bed? Is it chamomile tea? A glass of wine? Warm milk? If those stress-reducing drinks still leave you tossing and turning, let us introduce you to kava, the...
Dec 18, 2018
5 Tips From Dr. Oz on De-Stressing During the Holidays
'Tis the season for Christmas de-stress tips. We're secretly counting down the days until the holidays are over (sorry, but somebody had to say it!), because that means no more playing host, no...
Dec 1, 2018
5 Ways to Lighten the Load of Family Stress This Christmas
Have a love-hate relationship with the holiday season? You're not alone. You might like getting the chance to connect with your nearest and dearest, but not all the stress of shopping, decorating,...
Nov 16, 2018
2 Simple Steps for Simplifying Your Morning Routine
There's no such thing as a smooth morning routine — or is there? Our alarms go off at 6:30 a.m., the chaos of the morning begins, and we always feel like we're running late. Either one of the kids...
Nov 12, 2018
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
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
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
'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
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
'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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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...