Stress is a normal reaction that people feel as they encounter changes and difficulties in life. And anxiety can be a reaction to the stress. But chronic stress can lead to anxiety disorders, the most common mental-health illness affecting people in the U.S. And it can lead to other serious health conditions, too. So how can we manage stress and anxiety in proven ways? Approaches to Manage … [Read more...] about How to Reduce Stress and Anxiety
Success is the sum of small efforts repeated day in and day out. -Robert Collier Routines help create healthy lifestyles, because they free our brains for other tasks. Even if the idea of a routine seems boring or stifling, establishing habits for a few less-enjoyable tasks gives you more time to dream, problem-solve, and choose fun. For example, nearly every day for breakfast, I eat the … [Read more...] about Create Some Routines for Overall Health
'Cause I'm a woman Phenomenally. Phenomenal woman, That's me. Hi, Phenomenal Woman. Yes, you. That's you. You're amazing. You're wonder woman. Beautiful, inside and out. Strong. Fearfully and wonderfully made. Is that what you see when you look in the mirror? And is that what you see when you look beyond the mirror, back into your own windows to your soul? Do you see a … [Read more...] about Step 4: For When You Look in the Mirror
We tend to surround ourselves with opinions and ideas that reinforce our own. This happens particularly around politics and social issues, in our modern media age. Living in the echo chamber, they call it. That insulated place can give us a false sense of reality. But when creating new habits and neural pathways, an insulated place also can serve us well. We can create an echo chamber of … [Read more...] about Step 2: Create an Echo Chamber of Healthy Living
High above the clouds, more than 10,000 feet above sea level, 18 boys perched on mountain bikes and - somewhat nervously - prepared to descend a steep, rocky trail. Snow flurries blew in the wind. But before the first mountain biker pedaled away, their leader shared a key piece of advice: Focus on where you want to go, not on where you don't want to go. He explained further, if you see the … [Read more...] about Step 1: Focus on Where You Want to Go
When starting or staying true to a healthier lifestyle, one must have deal breakers. Right? Boundaries. Lines that cannot be crossed, at least not often. Perhaps you've set out to change the way you eat or decided to get more exercise. Maybe you're swearing off fast food. Or you're planning to take 10,000 steps per day. Or you aim to get 7+ hours of sleep each night. How strong is … [Read more...] about What Are Your Deal Breakers for a Healthy Lifestyle?