Topic: stress management

How Sick Could Stress Make You? Use This Scale To Find Out

How Sick Could Stress Make You? Use This Scale To Find Out

The Holmes-Rahe Life Stress Inventory was created in 1967, but I just happened to come across it the other day on one of my favorite health and wellness blogs, Holly Would If She Could. I didn’t even know there was such a thing, a test to measure your life stress, so I thought it would be interesting to share with Blisstree readers, especially since we’re often writing about the powerful connections between stress and health. More »

Tapping: The New Way To Deal With Stress and Anxiety

Tapping: The New Way To Deal With Stress and Anxiety

Nick Ortner is the new author of the The Tapping Solution: A Revolutionary System for Stress Free Living. It’s a progressive healing method that’s he’s been an evangelist for and has popularized with his World Tapping Summit and talks. You may have also caught his film about tapping last year, or heard about Ortner’s work from wellness gurus like Kris Carr, Christiane Northrup, M.D., and Mark Hyman, M.D., all of whom say we should get over our skepticism and give tapping a try. More »

The Hormone Diet: 5 Overlooked Reasons You’re Stressed Out

The Hormone Diet: 5 Overlooked Reasons You're Stressed Out

When you think of stress you may think of the acute stressors, like a deadline to get your taxes done, being late for an important meeting or a last minute project that your boss plopped on your desk. Some stresses are, however, more subtle—but no less detrimental to your health or feeling balanced (hormonally and mentally!). Here are a few overlooked examples of chronic stress and some tips on what you can do about it. More »

Going off the Grid: I’m Not a Hippie, I Just Needed to Mend a Broken Heart

Going off the Grid: I'm Not a Hippie, I Just Needed to Mend a Broken Heart

After a break-up early last year, I knew I needed to regenerate. Being a poet (and a scorpio, if you’re into that sort of thing), my vision of the world allows me to observe, interpret and relay beauty and nuance as much as it allows for obsession, rumination and what-ifs. Let me not fish for your pity here: the break-up was the best thing that could have ever happened to me (it’s like I won the lottery of life) in retrospect. More »

Complaint Free April: Why It’s Easier For Me To Complain Than Do Something About My Health & Weight

Complaint Free April: Why It's Easier For Me To Complain Than Do Something About My Health & Weight

If you’ve been following my dear colleague’s Complaint Free April posts, you know the deal: Carrie, and now plenty of readers and ourselves, are attempting to stop complaining so much, as it winds up just increasing stress and frustrations. Even though it may make us feel better or even help us bond with others, it’s still not a healthy way of releasing stress. Unfortunately, I definitely have a bad habit of complaining versus doing — especially with regard to my health. More »

Morning Warm-Up: Relaxation Tips From Around The World

Morning Warm-Up: Relaxation Tips From Around The World

How other parts of the world deal with stress (HuffPost Healthy Living)

Cranberries aren’t only good for your urinary tract — they’re good for your heart, too! (YouBeauty)

5 ways to eat for beautiful skin (Alignyo)

It’s never too late to get healthy — 50 of the best health and wellness startups out there (Greatist)

Are you getting the most out of your cup of tea? (PopSugar Fitness)

Happy Pi Day! Here are 14 delicious pie recipes to help you celebrate (The Frisky)

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Morning Links: Don’t Eat These If You’re Stressed

Morning Links: Don't Eat These If You're Stressed

8 snacks NOT to have if you’re anxious or stressed (HuffPost Healthy Living)

Looking for a healthy breakfast? Try this vegan oatmeal & quinoa porridge (Alignyo)

NYC’s Human Resources Administration introduces controversial PSAs about teen pregnancy—how do you feel about the ads? (The Frisky)

Why vitamin C might not be a sure-fire cold remedy (Greatist)

Too busy to exercise? Try this 5-minute workout during your lunch break (PopSugar Fitness)

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Morning Links: 30 Things That Aren’t Worth Stressing Over

Morning Links: 30 Things That Aren't Worth Stressing Over

• A friendly reminder of 30 things that aren’t worth stressing over. (HuffPost Healthy Living)

• 10 Valentine’s Day ideas that are sweet, not saccharine. (Your Tango)

• Moksha Yoga: The hot yoga studio that’s going (U.S.) national. (Well+Good NYC)

5 keys to staying positive even in trying times. (Intent)

• 100Plus: The app that knows your future self. (Greatist)

Stick to your New Year’s resolutions with these tips. (FitSugar)