As journalist and meditation evangelist Dan Harris suggests, this path can't solve all your problems, but it could make you
Since that day, exploring different ways to relieve my stress has been a process. I chose not to take medication for my anxiety
Sitting on my mat, I ask the class to bring their hands to their hearts and close their eyes, grateful for this moment, for this community, for the connection of this audible breath rolling through the studio.
Who doesn't get stressed every now and then? Between work worries ("My deadline is when?!") and personal pressures ("Whose
Your breath is one of the best natural tools you can have with you always. It helps to rejuvenate you, calm you, decompress
They use their vacation days. Expressing gratitude doesn’t just make you feel good -- it has a direct effect on stress hormones
We all experience stress at times, even mental health professionals who treat people with stress and anxiety for a living. Here is a roundup of ways mental health professionals deal with stress in their own lives.
I don't "feel" angry -- I am angry. It is 2:00 p.m. and I have been on the phone since 8:00 a.m. There are dozens of emails in my Inbox. I have not had either breakfast nor lunch. Everybody expects something from me... and now I'm double-booked!
Over the past year I've learned that stress is not only unnecessary, but that being happy and stress-free actually lends to a more successful career and personal life.
Logging those pre-wedding workout hours helps you look your best on the Big Day and feel great too. When wedding planning
When you're knee-deep in wedding planning stress, it's easy to resort to some less-than-healthy coping behaviors, like scarfing
I pledge to de-stress my life, even if it's a handful of minor things that clutter my mind and leave me feeling weighed down.
GPS Guides are our way of showing you what has relieved others' stress in the hopes that you will be able to identify solutions
The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS
For two weeks I put myself through a mind/body experiment -- no iPhone or iPad usage after 8:30 p.m. or before 45 minutes of waking up in the mornings.
I set my alarm and 20 minutes later, I was a new me. I didn't even have to think about what I was going to do, I just did the first thing that came naturally. Now, GPS for the Soul has become my daily opportunity for me to check in with me.
Breathing training (and other forms of meditation) can be an extremely powerful tool to increase the awareness of thoughts that promote chronic stress (or promote calm). Breathing training also increases the effectiveness for us to relax (or shed the stress response) on command.
The operative word here about stress is that it is a perception, also known as a thought or point of view. There are objective stressors, to be sure. But how these affect us determines our body's stress response.
Funny, but I always know where the car keys are when I return. Life is filled with petty annoyances. That can't be helped