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Generation Stress

Millennials (18-33 year olds) and Generation X (34-46 year olds) are now called Generation Stress. That's because for the last three years, the American Psychological Association's research on stress has found Millennials to be the most...Show More Summary

Men Get Real About Sex After Menopause

I've run a few pieces in this Sex After Menopause series, each of them documenting real-life stories of women navigating midlife sexuality. Hearing from women (in heterosexual relationships) is just half of the story, however. Men are clearly impacted by their lovers' sexual evolutions, and their experience also deserves a forum. Show More Summary

12 Qualities of an Enlightened Person

"If you think you are enlightened, go home for Thanksgiving." -- Ram Dass We sometimes say that some people are enlightened, but do we really know what that means? We might say that because they are kind, loving, and insightful. While these may indeed be qualities of an enlightened person, it's hard to be sure unless we ourselves are enlightened. Show More Summary

7 Ways to Approach Therapy Like a New Relationship

Let me be very clear: Therapy is not a replacement for friendship or relationships, because it is one-sided in that the entire relationship focuses on you without a glimpse into the therapist's life. However, with that said, your experience...Show More Summary

8 Ways to Deal With Difficult People

Teacher Ram Dass once said: "If you think you are so enlightened, go and spend a week with your parents." It's great advice. Whether it's your parent, lover, friend or colleague, we all have people who trigger us. Something about them touches our wounds and brings out the worst in us -- our pain, irritation, impatience, anger or even hostility. Show More Summary

Wear the Pants Out of Life

Sit Down and Stay a While What drives you? What makes you tick? What inspires you? Engages you? Is worth fighting for? Many days I leave work pondering these questions: What makes you do what you do, and why do you keep fighting for it? You see, life could have been much easier if I stayed in my old career. Show More Summary

How Not to Sit on Sitting

By now, you may have heard of the saying "sitting is the new smoking." Of course, this can never be exactly correct. You can't be harmed by secondhand sitting or get discolored teeth from sitting, unless you are sitting in a very, very unusual way. Show More Summary

Saving Lives From Suicide

This month marked a major milestone for suicide prevention when the Golden Gate Bridge board of directors approved the first funding toward construction of a suicide barrier on the San Francisco landmark. Since its opening in 1937, the...Show More Summary

5 Ways to Motivate Yourself for a Better Workout

Article Source: Some days are great workout days. You feel energized, motivated, and are excited to get going. Other times, even getting to the gym seems like such a chore. Despite how you feel, there are five ways to shift your attitude toward your daily workout. Show More Summary

Is This Life Really a School?

Have you ever heard an elderly person ask, "Why am I still here? Life is a school." Sylvia Bowne compares this life to high school with classes that we take, learning life's lessons. Sylvia reassures us that we don't have to "ace" these various classes; we merely need to get through them. Show More Summary

Is Gluten Hiding in Your Beauty Routine?

Buyers beware! There could be gluten hiding in your beauty regimen! I learned this lesson recently and could not believe that I never stopped to think about it before. When I was diagnosed with celiac disease I cleaned out my kitchen completely. Show More Summary

#Katrina10: The Power of Community

Ten years ago, Hurricane Katrina's flood waters filled my city of New Orleans - as I watched helplessly from Alaska where I was on vacation. I remember vividly the chaos and confusion of trying to connect with family, neighbors and colleagues from afar with nothing more than a flip phone. Show More Summary

Why We Should Say Goodbye to the Lazy Summer Fantasy

To click through the images of summertime on social media is to imagine three glorious months of summer love, summer vacation and summer jobs. But behind each smiling selfie and image of the family beach vacation lurks the harsh reality of summer childcare. Show More Summary

The Emotional Toll of a Cutthroat Work Environment

A recent article in the New York Times revealed the bruising workplace environment at Amazon. The gist? Amazon employees are encouraged to poke holes in one another's ideas, give secret feedback about coworkers and work incredibly late hours (emails after midnight, anyone?). Show More Summary

Why I Wake Up at 5:30 am Every Morning (And What You Will Gain From Doing It Too)

A few months ago, I made decision that was utterly out of character for me. A decision that would have a daily impact, for months. The decision was to wake up at 5:30 am. Every morning. "Why?" That's a legitimate question. (I must admit,...Show More Summary

Our Panic-Stricken Country

Today I witnessed a truly humbling event. A young man -- about 30, I'll call him Brad -- was experiencing a panic attack. His condition greatly resembled that of a stroke, as he was unable to move his extremities, his face was nearly...Show More Summary

Ask JJ: Low-Carb Diets

Dear JJ: I lost nearly 60 pounds on a low-carb diet. I felt and looked great. My doctor raved about my improved blood work. Unfortunately, I eventually gained it back plus some, and I've known other low-carb dieters who met the same fate. Show More Summary

WATCH: What Color Makes You Feel Most At Peace?

Are you feeling stressed out? Is the grind of daily life making it difficult to unwind? Check out this brand new episode of "You Should Know" with Lucia Nazzaro and find out one simple task that will help you reclaim your peace of mind. Show More Summary

What I Learned From Being Sick

About a year and a half ago I was really sick. When it first started I thought maybe I was fighting the flu or that I wasn't getting enough sleep. But as days went by it got progressively worse. I felt dizzy and faint, I was getting headaches and was so clumsy I started wearing flats all the time for fear I would trip and fall in heels. Show More Summary

Taking My Own Advice

A human being is a part of the whole called by us, the "Universe" -- a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest -- a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. Show More Summary

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