Erica Thomas

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#MomentIKnew: Readers Share Their Stress Stories

Was there a moment you hit overload and realized you needed to make major changes to slow down your life? We asked this question to readers via Twitter and some of the responses were alarming — it took migraines, panic attacks and even a hospitalization to get people to make de-stressing a priority.<p>…

The 7-Minute, Full-Body Workout That Really Works (It's Scientifically Proven!)

We are busy, busy people—but I'll bet all of us can carve out seven minutes somewhere in our days, right?<p>The newest issue of <i>American College of Sports Medicine's Health & Fitness Journal</i> takes all the newest exercise research and boils it down into one seven-minute workout. The 12 high-intensity …

The 'I'm Too Busy to Work Out' Workout

Too busy to burn calories? Try this once-a-week 20-minute workout routine that will preserve stamina and build muscle in no time<p><b>The Best of Less</b>Do one set of 10 to 12 reps of each move once a week with 3- to 8-pound dumbbells. Between exercises, hop on a stationary bike or run in place at a …

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Why We 'Self-Medicate' Our Own Depression or Anxiety

This is mental health awareness month. Which means, in my experience, that it is still, to some extent at least, alcohol awareness month. Many people who suffer with undiagnosed depression or anxiety reach for alcohol or drugs to calm their nerves or relieve them of emotional pain. In other words, …

Mental Health

5 Unconscious Habits That Block Your Inner Peace

There are many different ways to attain inner peace, tranquility and serenity. Practicing meditation, affirmations and breath work are a few good ones. However, sometimes hidden blockages exist that may prevent you from attaining that inner calm you seek. These hidden blockages are unconscious …

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Mental Health Patients: Ending Stigma Must Come From Us

If we had a chronic illness, no doubt we would tell our friends and welcome their support. If we were hospitalized for cancer, we would want our family by our sides to rally for our health. Mental health is no different, and deserves equal treatment.<p>May is Mental Health Month, and this year it is …

Mental Health

Your Brain on Laughter

Are they laughing at you or laughing with you? Your brain can tell the difference.<p>Curious about how different types of laughter — mocking, joyful or …

10 Destination Adventures

Tired of lazy vacations and hotel gyms? Take your travel—and fitness—to new heights with these outdoor adventures<p>10 Destination Adventures<p>Tired of lazy vacations and hotel gyms? Take your travel—and fitness—to new heights with these outdoor adventures. <i>K. Aleisha Fetters</i><p>Hiking<p>Forget the …

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17 Tips for Making Friends as an Adult , How to Grow Your Friend Circle & Feel More Socially Fulfilled

<b>Face your Fears</b><br>It can be hard to take the first step and get out there, but realize the benefits outweigh the risks to taking the leap.<p><b>Boost your</b> …

15 Tricks to Sleep Better

Need sleep? Learn how you can get more sleep with these 15 restful sleep tricks

Sleep

Treadmill Workout: Programs and Routines for Indoor Workouts

Can't run outside? Try these fun boredom-busting treadmill workout ideas<p><b>Just think: If global warming were a good thing</b>, you'd never have to run indoors on a treadmill ever again. You can see where we're going with this. The next time you're running bored on the belt, change your routine with one …

Free Your Mind Through Meditation

Back when the Beatles traveled to Rishikesh, in the foothills of the Indian Himalayas, to study Transcendental Meditation (TM) with Maharishi-guru, most Americans thought of meditation as yet another new age, hippie pastime. But over the past few decades, scientific studies have revealed the …

Lost in Medication

Psychiatrists who take time with their patients are not the norm. It's not because others don't care. Rather the system rewards efficiency, not empathy.<p>guy schmidt/Flickr<p>As a resident, I treated a patient who had suffered from schizophrenia for years. He had finally achieved some stability on a …

Greatist Workout of the Day: Friday May 17th

3 days/week:<p>1) Rack pull 4 sets if 5 reps<p>2A) Push-up 4 sets of 6<br>2B) 1 arm dumbbell row 4 sets of 6<p>3A) Dumbbell lateral raise 3 sets of 10-12 (don't …

The Coolest Adventure Destinations in America

The Best Book You'll Ever Read: Your Own Dream Journal

<i>"Always carry a notebook. And I mean always. The short-term memory only retains information for three minutes; unless it is committed to paper you can lose an idea forever." -- Will Self</i><p>The most powerful, life-changing book you'll ever read is your own dream journal. And keeping a dream journal …

Why Life Goes Faster as You Grow Older

Do you have the sense that life is speeding up the older you get? If so, you're not alone. Can there be a reason for this perception? I've discovered three scientific theories that shine a little light on this mysterious experience.<p>Do you have the sense that life is speeding up the older you get? …

Alzheimer's Disease

The Mother's Day Workout: 5 Lean-Muscle Pilates Moves for Two

If you're still trying to drum up the perfect Mother's Day gift, don't sweat it. Hmm, well, on second thought, maybe you really <i>should</i> sweat it—just not in the way you're probably thinking.<p>This workout for two from Julie Erickson of Endurance Pilates and Yoga Studio is a) a unique way to work your …

Weekly Meditations for Healthy Sex (May 10-16)

It's vital for mindful acts of emotional and spiritual intimacy to steadily develop as a daily practice for healthy sex. To that end, Center for Healthy Sex has created daily meditations to help you reach your sexual and relational potential. (You can subscribe for free here.)<p>Even momentarily …

Overnight Expert: How to talk dirty

Guys get a bad rap for being brazen about all things related to sex, but when it comes to talking dirty, shyness is the biggest barrier to giving it …

Screen carers for depression, say doctors' leaders

<b>Carers should be routinely screened for signs of depression by their GP to ensure their health needs are not neglected, doctors' leaders say.</b><p>The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) estimates one in every 20 patients registered with a GP practice is providing unpaid care.<p>About 40% of …

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