4 Ways to Fight Fatigue

4 Ways to Fight Fatigue

  In an ideal world, we would all get eight hours of sleep every night, and wake up with enough energy for that 6 a.m. spin class before work. But when you’re struggling to balance the responsibilities of everyday life, cutting back on sleep can seem like the only solution. Many of us rely on coffee or energy drinks to…

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Mindfulness for the Wallflower

Mindfulness for the Wallflower

By Jason Drwal Kevin Schjerning, a 48-year-old film and video editor, doesn’t simply dislike social gatherings; he finds them overwhelming. “I basically feel claustrophobic,” he says. “I have to get out of there.” An estimated 22 million people in the U.S. have social anxiety disorder, an intense and disabling fear of being judged or humiliated in social situations. Living with…

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5 Ways to Listen from the Heart

5 Ways to Listen from the Heart

The secrets to supporting a stressed-out partner You’ve probably been in this situation: Your partner comes home upset from work or an event, and is confiding in you. You think you’re helping, smoothly saying all the right things, but—oh no! Lovey is getting more worked up. Angrier! Sadder! Oops. Jennifer Priem, Ph.D., might be able to help out. She’s a…

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3 Steps to a Kinder Mind

3 Steps to a Kinder Mind

How to cultivate and strengthen our capacity for kindness and compassion. Offering a smile and a kind word to the checkout person, giving a frazzled mom an understanding look when her child is having a tantrum, offering your shoulder to cry on for an upset friend; these are all gifts of kindness. While there may be a cultural trend away…

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