Alisa Childress

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8 Meditation Techniques to Try

Learning how to meditate can be very simple, and it's one of the best things you can do for your health and overall well-being. Meditation is an …

Meditation

Why Won’t Anxiety Go Away?

If you were walking through the woods and noticed a bear walking towards you, you would probably either run for your life or be so scared that you …

Mindfulness

10 Ways to Cope With Anxiety

You’ve been in bed for an hour now and you still can’t get to sleep. Maybe you’re thinking about your job or your 401(k) or health insurance. Perhaps …

Mindfulness

4 Effective Ways to Clear Your Mind

Many people find that, when they face stress in their lives, they tend to dwell on it in their moments of downtime. If you're like most people, this …

Mindfulness

Recipe: Egg Roll Skillet

Heat the oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat until shimmering. Add the pork and onion, and season with the salt and pepper. Cook, …

Breakups

10 best mindfulness apps

“Mindfulness” is the buzzword of the moment – but it’s a lot more than a passing trend. It’s an NHS-approved approach to helping deal with anxiety, …

Apps

Crunchy Roasted Parmesan Potatoes: This is the right way to do it

I often wonder if my son may have been switched at birth because he tends to turn up his nose at mashed potatoes, instead of diving in face first …

Comfort Food

This mindfulness trick is super-effective at calming anxiety

People are saying the results are instant<p>When anxiety starts to take over, it can feel impossible to gain perspective and get out of the spiral of …

Mindfulness

The Ultimate Guide To Free Meditations To Help You Conquer Stress

Put more Namaste in your work day with this collection of free mindfulness resources.<p>Bad days happen to all of us, but nevertheless it can be hard to regain composure when you're in the thick of overwhelm. Your emotions may be running high, preventing you from performing at your best.<p>Stress shuts …

Mindfulness

23 Fun Last Minute Freebies and DIY Ideas for Valentine’s Day

Want to whip up something fun in time for Valentine’s Day? You still can! Take a look at this list of 23 ideas including free printables and simple …

Crafting

Seven real-life skills your teenager needs before going away to college

In my job teaching college English and creative writing, I hold individual conferences with my freshmen every semester, and this year’s were a doozy: One young woman wanted me to help her with a criminal complaint; one young man sought advice on finding a neurologist; and another student asked me …

College & University

11 Surprising Things You Should Never Do Just After You Wake Up

Even though most of us dread that morning alarm clock and struggle to get going in the a.m, it's important to cultivate good morning habits, as they …

David Friedman

The Do's and Don'ts of Using Shopping Mobile Apps

Here's how to get the most out of retail apps, while avoiding the downsides.<p>Retailers such as Target and Amazon are embracing mobile applications to …

eCommerce

Why this '5-4-3-2-1' mindfulness trick is so effective at beating anxiety

When anxiety starts to take over, it can feel impossible to gain perspective and get out of the spiral of worries.<p>But next time you feel overwhelmed with anxious thoughts, a simple mindfulness trick may offer some relief.<p>Shared by Boston University clinical psychologist Ellen Hendriksen, author of …

Mindfulness

Build you own terrarium with Tom Dixon’s gorgeous glass vessels

Tom Dixon keeps on delighting us with his brilliant designs – from renovations of historic buildings to amazing lamps and even a brilliant IKEA …

Amazing

Meditation Makes You Better at Everything—Including Work

Mindfulness, the practice of training the mind to focus and be present in the moment, is becoming a major force for positive change in our lives at …

Mindfulness

How to ease anxiety with the '54321' mindfulness trick

When anxiety threatens our peace of mind, it can be difficult to stay in the moment.<p>But one mindfulness tool used by multiple psychologists has the …

Mindfulness

Save 5 Hours a Week by Thinking Like a Designer

Regain control of much of your week and free up hours of time with these 5 design-based strategies.<p>Do you find yourself wishing you had more time to focus on building your business? If so, you're not alone. One of the most common concerns among business owners is that there just aren't enough hours …

Productivity

Cheater’s Slow-Cooker Beef Bourguignon

1. In a large skillet, cook the bacon over medium heat until crisp, about 5 minutes. Remove from the skillet and transfer to the bowl of a slow …

Cooking

Lavender – The Incredible Plant

One or two drops of essential oil on pillow at night helps reducing headache, anxiety, stress ensuring sound sleep<p>Heals insect bites, cuts, burns and …

Garden trends 2018 – we predict the key looks for your garden

Make the most of your garden, whether you want to dine al fresco, grow your own veg or enjoy the many health-giving benefits of the great outdoors<p>As …

Landscaping

Do Not Throw Your Soda Bottles: Make A Vertical Garden With Them!

Sooner or later it looks like we are running out of gardening space. So, we found a way to help you maximize the space of your porch or garden by …

The 5 best apps to start investing with little money

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Acorns<p>Investing can be a confusing and intimidating activity to get involved with. The future payoff is worth it, but first-time investors …

Investing

10 DIY Craft Projects for Noodling Around in Your Pajamas This Weekend

Congratulations, you’ve made it to the end of the work week! What will you do with two whole days stretched out in front of you? Might be a good time to get going on a nice ravioli-making project, clean out your closet (if you’re really ambitious), or maybe just lounge around and catch up on <i>The</i> …

Crafting

23 Plant-Based Protein Recipes If You're Cutting Back On Meat

No meat? NBD.

10 Hearty Slow-Cooker Soups and Stews to Get Your Family Through Winter

Slow-cooker recipes are a working mom's best friend. Throw some ingredients in a pot, go to work, and come home to a delicious meal for your whole …

These Are the Healthiest Fast Food Salads to Order

For the food-obsessed (and particularly those that seek out healthier fare), traveling can leave you feeling “meh” about mealtimes. We’re talking …

The 10 Most Filling Foods for Weight Loss

If you were to describe The Perfect Food, it might go something like this: healthful, delicious, bigger than a morsel and filling enough to fight …

Grow Your Herb Garden Inside This Winter

If the bone-chilling winter weather has you counting down the days until you can get out and plant your garden, take heart. Tending an indoor herb …

Ten Mistakes New Herb Gardeners Make (and How to Avoid Them)

Growing your own herbs can be very rewarding and enjoyable, but a few little things can make it frustrating as well. Learn ten mistakes new herb …