Category: Relaxation Techniques

Acupressure Points for DIY Health

An acupuncturist explains how you can use firm pressure — instead of needles — to relieve headaches, nausea, and more.

Just Breathe

Feeling overwhelmed? Intentional breathing can help quell your anxiety. Try these four breathing methods.

5 Ways to Treat Yourself this Valentine’s Day

This year Valentine’s Day falls on a Sunday, which means you’ll have an entire day dedicated to love. Love can be expressed and experienced in so many ways, and often we forget to give ourselves the loving kindness we need, want and deserve. So go ahead, treat yo’ self with some of these healthy, nourishing and loving activities.

3 Fast-Acting, Stress-Reducing Breathing Techniques

Breathing is, fortunately, second nature. We draw breath hundreds of times a day and around the clock without a second thought. However, when we get flustered, breath becomes short and shallow – and stress has nowhere to go but up! In that flustered state, it’s easy to forget to be in the moment and, as they say, “just breathe.”

4 Easy Ways To Build Meditation Into Your Day

“You don’t need to be a Buddhist monk to reap the benefits of mindfulness,” says Andy Puddicombe, founder He says mini meditation breaks throughout the day can clear your mind and help you feel less stress and more control. Commit yourself to giving it a shot tomorrow. Here’s how.

The Desk-Dweller’s Repair Plan

Tired of hunched shoulders, a sore back, and tight hips? These six moves are a great cure for the common computer slouch.

There’s a monster in your home and it’s undermining your health. It’s in your car, and at the office, too. And at every restaurant or movie theater you visit.

Fearless Health

Worrying excessively about our well-being can do us more harm than good. Here’s how to keep your health concerns in perspective.

Most nights of the week, my family and I sit down to colorful, plant-powered dinners. But every so often, I tuck into a grilled bratwurst and a tall beer instead. And I savor them.

Ironically, it was my breast-cancer diagnosis five years ago that inspired me to relish such occasional indulgences rather than wondering whether they would kill me.

How To Keep Your Health On Track During The Holidays

The holiday season is here, which means parties, sugary treats, cocktails and lots of added stress. It’s meant to be the most joyful time of the year, but instead we typically overextend ourselves and our health gets neglected. The good news… with a bit of mindfulness, you can manage to enjoy yourself this holiday season while keeping your health on track.

7 Simple Strategies to Reduce Holiday Stress

‘Tis the season to be jolly – or is it? With all the stresses of the season headed towards us like a runaway (toy) train, now’s a good time to take a step back and put together a plan to help navigate the next few weeks so this year you won’t collapse in a stressed-out heap. Here are some thoughts and gentle reminders on how to manage the season, with more joy and less stress: