Stress gets a bad rap, and it's easy to see why. Short-term, day-to-day stress is blamed for headaches, insomnia, irritability, fatigue and upset stomach. Chronic stress—like when you've been stewing over a problem for months on end or... Read more
Just got a professional massage yesterday. First one ever. Swedish. Unbelievable relaxation. Took me out of my daily chaos and melted me right into the table. Sound faded into a shadowy haze. Muscles reawakened. Ability to speak--gone.
In... Read more
John Keats once wrote, "The poetry of the earth is never dead."
Poet or not, almost all of us have been awestruck by nature at one time or another. Whether it's running at sunset on a sandy white beach, walking alongside a cool tri... Read more
It's becoming more and more common for consumers to forgo medication when looking for a "natural" alternative to treating conditions like depression. No matter what method you choose, it's important to get all the facts. SparkPeople... Read more
To those with anxiety-- Have you tried weighted blankets? I've just started exploring the idea, but want some feedback before I spend a huge amount of money. Also, any non-medication techniques to help are welcome. And anxiety sucks!!... Read more
Does anyone get anxiety over creating their food shopping list? Well I do, I hear all of the negative comments, that my family makes about my healthy food choices. It is really hard to stay positive, on track and a role model, with all of the negativ... Read more
Anyone struggle with post weight loss anxiety? Last time I lost 35 lbs it was overwhelming when people made such a fuss. Happy I lost the weight hated being center of attention/topic of discussion at social functions. Don't want to sabotage myself...... Read more
What Is Anxiety?Having this feeling occasionally is normal, but if anxiety interferes with your everyday life, it may indicate a disorder.Anxiety is a feeling of nervousness or unease. Feeling anxious from time to time is normal.Anxiety — part of the... Read more
Holiday anxiety often means slipping into bad eating habits. I try to always keep my life as free of stress and anxiety as possible. To do this, I start my Christmas and birthday shopping on January first of each year. I am ALWAYS finished with my... Read more
When I find my mood is going downhill, I usually take an exercise break to try and lift it back up. The mood boost that we get is just one of the many benefits we experience from exercising. Not only do I know that I burned some calories, improved m... Read more
Feeling anxious? From piling bills to your hectic schedule, a lot can make you uneasy. Start breathing a bit easier because these simple strategies can quiet your racing mind. Ahh, that's better.The psychologist says…Know when to get helpI... Read more
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