Why haven’t they responded yet?I sat on my bed hunched over my laptop, hitting the refresh button on my email inbox over and over. I was waiting to hear back from a potential employer about an internship opportunity, and my anxiety was gnawing at me more and more each time I refreshed my inbox. Many […]
Have you ever struggled to express or understand your emotions? If so, you are not alone. There are numerous factors that can make it difficult to express emotions. For many, family culture or societal expectations have conditioned us to suppress strong emotions. Meanwhile, others have never learned the language necessary to accurately describe emotions. Sometimes […]
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 […]
“Please use your inside voice.” “Eat your broccoli.” “It’s time to go to bed.” “Wear your jacket.” As a parent, you’ve probably said these kinds of statements hundreds of times to your child. Adults are always telling kids how to behave. But there are times when kids do things better than we grown-ups do. Here […]
Research has found that the risk factors for financial trouble also serve as risk factors for physical health problems. It shouldn’t come as a surprise: If you’re always worried about money, it’s going to take a toll on your body, mind, and spirit.
Why not abandon extreme dieting and focus instead on small, incremental improvements to your routine—“tweaks” that improve health but don’t feel overwhelming?
In one 2010 study of 30 spousal couples, wives who described their homes as “unfinished” or “cluttered” reported more depressed moods and experienced shifts in levels of cortisol production, which have proven detrimental to long-term health.
ure, right now you may be busy with the holiday whirlwind, but New Year’s Day is right around the corner—and with it, New Year’s resolutions. The start of a new year is the perfect (and popular) time to set fitness and health goals—whether that’s eating better, exercising more often, or losing those extra pounds. But […]
No matter how healthy we are the rest of the year, the holidays tend to sabotage our good habits. Social events and travel plans distract us from normal exercise routines, and the food—oh, the food!—undermines the wholesome eating patterns we might normally encourage for our families. But not all hope is lost: With a little […]
Sad, but true: Most of us don’t like our own bodies. Among women, body dissatisfaction is epidemic. One study found that the percentage of American women who aren’t satisfied with their bodies could be as high as 91 percent. A growing number of studies show that it’s an issue for men too. One study put […]