5 Best Ways to Deal With Stress During a Crisis

Article Featured on Cleveland Clinic

Whether you face problems at work, troubles with your loved ones, or issues at school with your children, they all share something in common: stress.

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Get Your Mind and Body Out of Crisis Mode

By Patricia Rockman | Article Featured on Mindful.org

Unchecked stress can wreak havoc on your well-being. These are the warning signs that you’re heading toward burnout plus six steps to manage your stress.

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Train Your Mind to Work Smarter

By TARA HEALEY| Article Featured on Mindful.org

Work life is full of challenges that can drain us and create stress. Tara Healey of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care suggests four ways to make our work routines more mindful.

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Five ways meditation can aid a mindful massage

Article Featured on Urban.co

Meditation is now mainstream and we all know the importance of mindfulness and being present. But how often do we put our meditation techniques into practise during everyday activities? Probably not as often as we should. Sometimes we don’t even realise just how much meditation may be able to enhance an experience for us. Massage is a great example of this.

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Yoga and meditation are on the rise in the U.S.

Article By Sallie Jimenez | Article Featured on Nurse.com

As mindfulness and complementary health techniques become more mainstream, more Americans are adding yoga and meditation to their wellness routines.

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The Tyranny of Relentless Positivity

We are caught up in a rigid culture that values relentless positivity over emotional agility, true resilience, and thriving, says Susan David, Ph.D., a Psychologist on the faculty of Harvard Medical School and author of the book Emotional Agility. And when we push aside difficult emotions in order to embrace false positivity, we lose our capacity to develop deep skills to help us deal with the world as it is, not as we wish it to be. In this TED Talk, Dr. David explores why tough emotions are essential for living a life of true meaning and, yes, even happiness.

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‘Mindfulness’ Might Help Some Conquer Chronic Pain

Article Featured on US News

Instead of popping a painkiller, a little mindful yoga might go a long way toward easing longstanding pain, a new study suggests.

The review of 21 clinical trials involving nearly 2,000 people looked at the effects of two drug-free options for chronic pain: cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and a program called mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR). It combines meditation and gentle yoga postures.

In general, patients fared better with either therapy than with no treatment or with standard care, including pain medication.

Experts said the results point to the value of drug-free alternatives for […]

Thanksgiving traditions that can boost health and wellness

By Orli Belman | Article Featured on USC News

Getting together with friends and sharing stories can be an affirming part of the Thanksgiving tradition. (Photo/Underwood & Underwood/Public Domain)

USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology experts Carin Kreutzerand Leah Buturain Schneider shared Thanksgiving tips that benefit both the mind and body.

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Changes in Stress After Meditation

Article Featured on ScienceDaily

For a thousand years, people have reported feeling better by meditating but there has never been a systematic study that quantified stress and how much stress changes as a direct result of meditation until now.

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Yoga for anxiety: Even 10 minutes of daily practice can help transform your life

Original Article By Amy Wright Glenn

Earlier this year, Harvard Medical School published an updated reflection on Yoga for Anxiety and Depression. It was noted that nearly 8 percent of American adults had “tried yoga at least once” and around 4 percent had practiced yoga in the last year. Most importantly however, the report summarized studies that focus on how yoga modulates our pain/stress response systems. This is a good thing. Because “the scientific study of yoga demonstrates that mental and physical health are not just closely allied, but are essentially equivalent.”

In conversations with individuals who struggle […]