“Never continue in a job you don’t enjoy. If you’re happy in what you’re doing, you’ll like yourself, you’ll have inner peace. And if you have that, along with physical health, you will have had more success than you could … More
There are some stressors you can control in life, and others you can’t. But there are things you can do to aid relaxation and a calmer state of mind (which in turn benefits your body)–like restorative yoga. Here are six gentle yoga poses that can help reduce stress. More
My recent oil obsession extends beyond using the likes of grapeseed and vitamin E oil to moisturize my skin. I’ve also really gotten into using essential oils for aromatherapy lately, and these babies work surprisingly well for things like boosting concentration, helping with hangovers and general stress relief. More
When you hate your job, the only thing better than 5 p.m. (or whenever your shift ends) is probably your lunch break. And if you’re using unhealthy treats to comfort yourself after a particularly crappy day at work, you’re not alone–according to a new study by Finnish scientists, women who are unhappy at work are more likely to turn to emotional eating to feel better. In other news, the sky is blue. More
Let’s face it, lingerie is expensive, uncomfortable and impractical. It’s also one of the most obvious and cliche gifts that women receive forValentine’s Day. While silk and lace are certainly pretty, and some women do enjoy anything in a Victoria’s Secret box, there are many other things a health-inspired woman would like. So we did some digging and came up with eight other “hints” for your Valentine–or gifts that you can treat yourself to (after all, what’s wrong with showing our own bodies a little love on Valentine’s Day?). More
Only one work week of 2012 is done (though for many of us not even a full one), and we are already stressed. The backaches are here from sitting all day, the tenseness in our hands is back and our eyes are tired from looking at the computer screen already. This is the time of year when we need to take care of ourselves the most and you know one of your resolutions was to get in better shape. That is where the Blissology project comes into play.
The $10 pass gets you access to four streaming vinyasa yoga classes led by Eoin Finn: yoga teacher, TED talker, and founder of the Blissology project, whose happiness and calm is contagious (even through streaming video). You also get access to the Blissology Project Booklet, which outlines Eoin’s mission as well as the principles of his 30-day “Commit to Bliss” program. More
I have always been great at multitasking. Often you can find me researching an article, answering emails, doing laundry, writing a yoga lesson plan and posting on Facebook. It’s no wonder that I often crave peace and quiet. Yet, I have a hard time creating the time for that stillness in all my busyness.
Recently, I found out that I should be meditating for 20 minutes twice a day. Which sounds great in theory. But it’s easier said than done. More
Ellen Degeneres has no shortage of good fortune right now: Her show just took over Oprah’s time slot, she’s celebrating her third anniversary with wife Portia de Rossi and even collaborating with her wife on a new TV series. But apparently she can also get too much of a good thing: She declined to continue judging on American Idol, despite her success on the show. Why? Well, that’s a secret between her guru—Yogi Cameron—and the readers of Huffington Post. More
I like the locker-room sauna. Not only can a little post-workout steam nap make me feel like I’ve been more productive than I was (it’s the total time spent at the gym that counts, right?), but I love the heat and that euphoric, loose-muscled, slightly loopy feeling you get. And I swear that 15 minutes in the sauna can relieve my headaches. But I had only vague ideas about what saunas are actually intended for—sweating out toxins? Losing water weight? Releasing muscle tension? At the risk of sounding annoyingly Seinfeldian: What’s the deal with saunas? More
It’s no secret that some yoga poses resemble sexual positions…ahem downward dog…but a study this year in the Journal of Sexual Medicine suggest that yoga can actually enhance your sex life. After, or even during, yoga it’s not unnatural to feel a sense of calm, release and overall mind and body satisfaction—similar to the aftereffects of a good under-the-sheets session. Little did we know that the sensual sensations of yoga can actually translate to better sex. Over the years, the Journal of Sexual Medicine has done multiple studies on the connection between yoga and sex, but this most recent one exemplified that men and women who do regular yoga have increased sexual benefits. More
According to a new study, the U.S. ranked 11th on a list of the most stressed-out nations (ironically far behind the number one India, a place where anti-stressing yoga has its origin). That’s the good news. The bad news is: Experts are now telling us to quit babbling about it, which is funny because all these years we have been encouraged to talk about our feelings because it was supposedly the healthy, mature thing to do (even though a bottle of wine and a 14th viewing of When Harry Met Sally would have done the trick sometimes). More
You can blame it on an empty stomach, but the truth is, some wines will make you feel chilled and mellow, while others will leave you feeling a bit more tipsy. According to a study of the alcohol content of 129,000 wines from vineyards across Europe, many wine makers have been systematically understating their wines’ strength on labels. In fact, 57 percent of the wines analyzed were stronger than declared on the label. In other words, less wine equals more buzz. More
“You’re an overthinker, aren’t you?” Isaac asked me.
Isaac was a new friend whom I’d been out drinking with the night before. As soon as I left the bar, I began worrying something I’d said might have been taken the wrong way. All the next morning, this possible miscommunication still plagued me. Finally, I sent an email, just to make sure …
Sound familiar? Ding ding ding: You may be an over-thinker, too! More