You've heard that meditation is great for reducing stress and improving concentration, but it's even more impressive to see what it can do for our health as we age. Multiple studies show that regular meditation can significantly improve attention, memory, verbal fluency and help prevent cognitive decline.
Stress is inevitable, but we have the power to take control of how we respond to life's stressors and manage them through
One way to promote healthy change is by engaging in regular brain-healthy habits. Using meditative processes to correct negative beliefs, bringing a sense of presence to your body and mind, and practicing mindfulness are all great examples of brain-healthy exercise.
In light of those things we cannot change, it makes sense that we would do everything in our power to choose habits that will serve to strengthen our ability to bounce back in difficult times.
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.
I think if someone my age were going to ask for advice about when to make a big change personally or professionally, I’d
It's hard to relax when our minds are in turmoil. But without relaxation we can't get the sleep we need to recharge and focus productively. I've posted about how to turn your bed into a refuge and a soft place to land. But what if you still can't get to sleep?
What are your favorite tips for reducing stress? Let us know in the comments below. Whether it's related to an issue at work
Your stress response -- at work, or anywhere else -- is determined not by what happens out there, but by how you respond to it. Which is why having a sense of purpose, connection, and strong relationships can boost your resilience no matter what's going on.
How can we stop worrying when part of us seems convinced that if we only do enough of it we'll stay healthy, safe, and successful for the rest of our lives? By recognizing that worry is a poor substitute for knowledge, intuition and inspiration.
when you start to feel overwhelmed by too much family pressure or obligation, all the little details or overwhelming stress of presents and parties, remember that this is the season of joy.
Work. Just the word can cause your stress level to rise. But what most of us don't realize is that we can use our brains to control our stress response wherever we are right now. Here are four ways to de-stress without even leaving your desk.
I admit: I'm freaking stressed. There are times when stress is dumped on us and there is nothing we can do but manage it. Divorce, death, natural disasters, car accidents, violent crime -- these are not events that most people can easily brush aside. These are ways that I've used to cope.
Holiday stress is an ironic reality for many. The anxiety that such stress produces is a sharp counterpoint to the holiday spirit of joy, peace, goodwill and gratitude! The good news is that instead of being captive to the stress, our mindful choices invite a de-stressing that is life-giving.
We generally think of stress as a big, bad, disease-causing, killer. Yet mother nature didn't give us the stress response to kill us. She gave us the stress response to help us stay alive!