Stop the Stress Cycle

We’re living in the age of anxiety. People now report being more worried about stress and anxiety than any other heath concern, including obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. Sounds like it’s time to find a way out of the overwhelming stress spiral. Imagine this: You’re at the doctor’s office for an annual checkup. Excitedly, you […]

8 Ways to Get Happier

1. Challenge yourself Whether your dream is to write a book or climb a mountain, set goals for yourself that are specific, realistic, and attainable, says author and fitness motivator Joan Price. Break your big goals into smaller, manageable action steps—small steps lead to lasting changes, and happiness. 2. Make friends According to research published […]

5 Ways to Improve Memory

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 16 million people in the U.S. suffer with cognitive impairment, a condition that causes difficulty with “remembering, learning new things, concentrating, or making decisions that affect their everyday life.” The risk of cognitive impairment increases as we age, but the good news is that […]

Common Holiday Stresses—and How to Calm Them

Does anyone ever have enough time to prepare for the holidays? It seems like the season for carols, Christmas decorations, and gift giving arrives long before anyone is truly ready. And after a few rushed, jam-packed weeks, it’s all over, leaving you with little to show for it except credit card bills and a few […]

Is Your Food Putting You in a Bad Mood?

A hard day at the office, a rude comment, heavy traffic, everyday hassles—it can all put you in a bad mood. But those aren’t the only things affecting your attitude. What you eat can also affect your mood and your risk of depression.  People often turn to food for comfort during difficult times, but certain […]

What Suicide Survivors Want You to Know

I Am a Survivor: Claire Mason Claire Mason was born with a serious autoimmune disease, which led to the diagnosis of several other life-altering conditions early in her life, including type 1 diabetes and multiple sclerosis. But in spite of her health problems, Claire was able to enjoy a relatively normal adolescence. By her mid-20s, she […]

7 Signs You’re Too Stressed

Leah Lambart has suffered from migraines for as long as she can remember. But five years ago, soon after she left her full-time job to stay home with her 2-and-a-half-year-old son and 4-month-old daughter, her headaches became debilitating, kicking off a cascade of stress-related health problems. “I wasn’t taking great care of myself,” Lambart says. […]