Erika Leon

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5 Beliefs About Anxiety That Can Make You Even More Anxious

<b>“It's okay to not be okay all the time.” ~Unknown</b><p>I never thought of myself as an anxious person.<p>But here I was again, staring at a computer screen in …

The plank is the one exercise most commonly done wrong, according to a personal trainer — but this subtle change could make it twice as effective in half the time

The plank -- holding yourself on your hands and toes as if you're about to do a pushup -- is one of the most effective body-weight exercises for …

Want to Immediately Become More Successful? Stop Using These 4 Toxic Words

You don't need any more strategies or morning routines. You need to watch your language.<p>We know that relationships, nutrition, sleep, and exercise all play a positive effect on our chances for succeeding in business. However, what you may not know or simply be overlooking is the role your daily …

This Workout Is Magical Because It Will Actually Change the Shape of Your Butt

You wanted the best workout for your butt, and here it is. Complete with squats and lunges, as well as dumbbells for added resistance, this workout is the hardest thing your butt will do all day. And that's a good thing because that's how you know it's working to reshape your booty. It also means …

36 People Show Us What Their Anxiety Looks Like

You are not alone.<p>Warning: Many of these images may be disturbing to the reader.<p><i>If you are thinking about suicide or just need to talk to someone, you can speak to someone by calling the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or by texting HOME to 741741, the Crisis Text</i> …

Is everything you think you know about depression wrong?

In this extract from his new book, Johann Hari, who took antidepressants for 13 years, calls for a new approach<p>In the 1970s, a truth was accidentally discovered about depression – one that was quickly swept aside, because its implications were too inconvenient, and too explosive. American …

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When it comes to mental illness, I’m still terrified of being labelled

When I headed to the doctor to get a diagnosis for my mental health issues, it felt like there was no best case scenario.<p>Either I was diagnosed with …

Treating depression is guesswork. Psychiatrists are beginning to crack the code.

Brain scans and machine learning programs are paving the way for a breakthrough.<p>Here’s a frustrating fact for anyone who has been prescribed medication or therapy for depression: Your doctor doesn’t know what treatment will work for you.<p>“It is currently complete primitive guesswork,” Leanne Maree …

Do weighted blankets work for anxiety?

Some people who experience anxiety may not find relief through medication alone, or they might be hesitant to try medication. Other methods of …

CBD Oil Actually Helped With My Anxiety

The cannabidiol tincture I drop under my tongue tastes a little bit like mint chocolate, with the unmistakable slip of coconut oil. Within minutes, I …

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Break the Cycle of Stress and Distraction by Using Your Emotional Intelligence

Being able to focus helps us succeed. Whether it’s focusing inward and attuning ourselves to our intuitions and values or outward and navigating the world around us, honing our attention is a valuable asset.<p>All too often though, our focus and attention get hijacked, leaving us feeling frazzled, …

Celebrities with Depression

What is depression?<p>Depression is a serious mood condition. It can cause a person to experience feelings of hopelessness, fear, and anxiety that last …

20-Minute Core and Cardio Workout

You've only got a few days left in this Challenge—and there's no stopping you now! Today's workout involves some quick and explosive movements—namely …

A 30-Minute Walk-Run Treadmill Workout That Anybody Can Do, Especially Beginners

If getting better at running is one of your goals but you're still new to the game, incorporating more walk-run workouts into your routine will help you build up the endurance and strength needed to run a whole mile without stopping. Luckily, Michael Olzinski, Purplepatch endurance coach and …

The Fat-Burning Jump Rope Workout You Should Add to Your Routine

Except for running, there’s no cardio workout with equipment more minimal than jumping rope. It’s affordable, too—even high-end ones will set you …

How to Increase Lung Capacity So You Can Hike Hills Like a Boss

So you want to hike some hideous beast-mountain that has a summit of 11,000 feet or more. Or maybe you're looking to hike a shorter, but hellishly …