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Strategies to Help You Relax When You’re Feeling Stressed

Feeling stressed? There are easy ways to feel better quickly. “We used to believe that it would take six months or at least six hours to lower your stress level,” says Kathleen Hall, Ph.D., author of Mindful Living Every Day. “But now we know that you can lower your heart rate, slow your breathing and drop your stress hormone levels in as little as 30 seconds.”

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5 Simple Mood-Boosting Tips to Help You Get Some Cheer

If Negative Nancy is your all-too-frequent nickname, try these strategies for turning that frown upside down. You’ll feel better—and so will the people around you.

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Why Meditate?

Meditation, the practice of focusing your attention on one thing—your breath or a mental image or a phrase—has been enjoying a surge in popularity. Classes have started to pop up in yoga studios, gyms and even office buildings across the country. So what’s all the hype about?

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What’s Your Stress Style?

Physically, we all react the same way to stress: our heart races, breath quickens, muscles tense and palms sweat. But emotionally? Your life experiences and personality shape how you respond to stressors—whether you panic, shed tears or lash out. Your reactivity is mostly determined from an early age, but it isn’t set in stone. The reactions we have to stress fall into five common categories. See which one sounds most familiar, and follow the tips to help yourself relax.

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Unmask the Sleep-Stress Connection

It’s a conundrum: You need sleep to de-stress but are too frazzled to turn in, and the lack of rest makes you even more tense. Break free of this draining cycle with these expert tips.

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10 Ways to Tap into Your Creativity

Enhance your well-being by nurturing your creative passions.

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Food for Thought: 3 Foods That May Benefit Your Brain

Feed your brain with these foods high in brain-friendly nutrients

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Simple Phrases to De-Stress Your Life

Changing how you respond to situations can improve your outlook and lower your stress levels. Try using these phrases to view your situation through a different lens.

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Be Happier by Making Time for You

If you are not getting at least a few minutes a day to yourself, try these strategies to make the free time you need and deserve.

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13 Ways to Refresh, Renew and Recharge

Check out these super-doable ways to clear your mind, simplify your life, and feel better starting right now.

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