Sara Perry

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Are You Addicted To Stress? Here's How To Tell

<i>By Rachel Nuwer for YouBeauty</i><p>We wear our stress like a badge of honor, humble-bragging about how little sleep we got last night, how our weekend was spent racing to meet a deadline, and how we're too busy to take a vacation. This lifestyle seems to have reached epidemic proportions, with 63 percent …

5 Foods That Help With Bloating

Are you tired of feeling bloated? Friends and clients have been asking me about foods they can eat to help get rid of their post-party bloat. Most of us experience this distended feeling of fullness during a party and often through the following day. Bloating can occur from gas-producing foods, …

This Is The Ultimate Bedtime Routine For Better Sleep

A bedtime routine might sound like something that's only necessary for the grade-school set, but following a nightly schedule can greatly improve the sleep of the biggest of kids adults, too.<p>Sleep experts recommend establishing a bedtime routine, both to calm and relax you as you get ready to sleep …

21 Ways to Let Go and Free Yourself

<i>"In the end, these things matter most: How well did you love? How fully did you live? How deeply did you let go?"</i> -- Buddha<p>Therapists, coaches and yoga instructors love to tell us, "Just let go!" Sounds divine, yet ambiguous... What exactly is involved in the process of letting go? After 20 years …

Want to Change Something? Read This First

For many people, working out how to change something, especially a bad habit, is one of the most frustrating things you can experience. Many people know what they want to change, but don't have the knowledge needed to implement it. Perhaps you can relate. You start a new diet on a Monday and wonder …

4 Misconceptions About Self-Discipline

Self-Discipline is one of those things that we all know we need but that no one likes to talk about or learn about. Sometimes we even shudder at hearing or seeing the word. Perhaps though it's because most people have a skewed sense of what self-discipline really is and what it isn't.<p>Generally …

The Secret Sauce of Resilience

Does change worry you? If so, it doesn't mean you're weak. It means you're human. I know this because as a psychiatrist my phone rings when people are coping with change: when they're in between careers, jobs, even husbands or wives. During these times, I've noticed one constant: the …

The Importance of Fitness Experimentation

When most people ask me about fitness and nutrition, they ask me to tell them exactly what they need to do to transform their bodies. They want a plan with simple rules that they can seamlessly implement into their everyday lives. In essence, they want to know what to do without knowing the why. …

What To Eat To Get Your Sleep Back On Track

<i>By Melaina Juntti for Men's Journal</i><p>If you work overnight shifts, pull frequent late nights at the office or travel so often that you're constantly jet-lagged, you know how tough it can be to get good, quality sleep -- even when your overtaxed body badly craves it. That's because having an erratic …

What The Government Got Wrong About Nutrition -- And How It Can Fix It

<i>Americans have been gorging themselves on unhealthy junk food, leading to high rates of diabetes, obesity and heart disease. New dietary guidelines could help combat these illnesses. (Photo: Getty Images)</i><p>For decades, the U.S. government had a simple message on diet: To avoid chronic illnesses like …

How Stress Can Be a Very Good Thing

Feeling stress in your everyday life? Join the crowd. There's no doubt that we face an enormous number of stresses in day-to-day living, whether it be at work, in the home, or anywhere in between. In fact, a recent poll showed that more than one in every four Americans, almost 60 million people, …

Stressful Days Can Slow Your Metabolism, Study Says

You might think that on a high-intensity stressful day would cause you to burn more calories, but research shows you’d likely be wrong.<p>Women who ate …

Holistic Medicine

You Asked: Are All Calories Created Equal?

“By and large, we’ve been taking an accounting approach to weight loss,” says Dr. David Ludwig, a professor of nutrition at the Harvard School of …

Holistic Medicine

5 Tricks to Avoid Being Hungry All the Time

Once, one of my clients half-jokingly requested an exorcism from the demon possessing her body: hunger. Kind of a gruesome analogy but, truth be …

Holistic Medicine

7 Life Lessons Happy People Have Already Figured Out

Life doesn’t come with instructions. No one hands us a manual when we are born. Instead we have to navigate the trenches of the unknown and try to …

Hunting for Happiness? Five Ways to Change Your Mind and Be Happier.

Learn how to be happier by changing your thinking. Getting rid of lousy attitudes, harmful thought patterns, and regrets will help you find happiness.

3 Life-Changing Habits of High Performers

2 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When it comes to being successful, high achievers have a number of habits in common. But that doesn't mean you can't be right up there with them.<p>Here are three qualities all successful people share and how you can make them your …

Success

Leave Problems at the Office with the “Walk in the Door" Rule

After a rough day, we tend to come home and complain about all our troubles at the office. Change that habit by saying one great thing that happened …

4 Ways Being Selfish Is A Good Thing! | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

All through my life I’ve been the kind of person who put other people’s needs first, whether that’s a lover, a friend or a boss. It was as if I …

Happiness

5 Surprising Things That Keep You Calm (Even If You Don't Know It)

We all know meditating, going outdoors and doing yoga are incredibly useful ways to stave off stressful emotions, but sometimes we need to get creative when it comes to boosting our mood. The truth is, the secret to finding some zen may be closer (and easier) than you think. If you're looking for a …

6 Common Sense Tips to Immediately Improve Your Life

Another day begins and here you are, lost in your own thoughts, caught between the fantasy world of your future and the cold, harsh reality of the …

5 Myths About Soy You Probably Still Believe

You certainly don't <i>have</i> to eat soy products, even as a vegetarian or vegan. But for many, options like veggie burgers, soy milk and miso soup make for convenient and tasty meat- or dairy-free dishes.<p>Despite how ubiquitous soy and its derivatives have become in our diets, confusion persists: Is soy …

Stress Eaters Beware! You May Burn Fewer Calories

By Bahar Gholipour, Staff Writer<p>Published: 07/15/2014 10:30 AM EDT on LiveScience<p>A double-patty cheeseburger and fries may be one of the worst things to eat after a stressful argument. New research suggests that for a day after being stressed out, people have slower metabolisms and burn fewer …

4 Ways to Live a Happier Life

In July of 2011 I hit the lowest point of my life. I was 170 pounds overweight, I was at a job I absolutely hated, and I lived in a place that made me worried about my family's safety.<p>One day that July, I was sitting on the couch crying as everything came crashing down on my head at the same time. …

How Your Stress-Management Techniques Are Making You More Stressed

There are only so many hours in the week. Your to-do list at work and home continues to grow, you're stretched thin and stressed to the max. What you may not know is the ways you've been trying to cope with the stress of it all are actually making you more stressed, not less.<p>Many of us think of …

Diabetes: Let Food Be Thy Medicine

Type 2 diabetes can be cured! There! I've said it. Why, in our modern society where this disease is the seventh leading cause of death, does such a statement get suppressed from the general public?<p>Both major health entities, medical professionals and Big Pharma, fail to get the word out that with …

Diabetes

11 Toxic Behaviors That Will Steal Your Joy (And How to Move Past Them)

Our thoughts, actions and behaviors play a powerful role in what type of energy we attract into our lives. That's the good news. It's also the bad news. Oftentimes, we find ourselves participating in negative behavior patterns, even if at a subconscious level. Like a giant lightning rod in a crazy …