Archive for month: October, 2021

The science behind panic attacks — and what you can do to manage them

Have you ever woken up in the morning — or even in the middle of the night — only to find that your body is already in full-blown, heart-racing fight-or-flight mode? Panic attacks are surprisingly common; at least one-third of [...]

How to get over a friendship breakup

The loss of a friendship can be devastating. Whether it’s the slow drifting apart from a childhood friend, the sudden, sharp distance created by a disagreement, or one of the many relationships that have quietly fallen away during the pandemic, [...]

6 tips to help you manage your day when working from home

When I first began working at home, I couldn’t believe I was getting away with such a racket. No one told me what to do or where to be! I could work in my bed, go to the grocery store [...]

Why your brain loves it when you exercise, plus 3 easy ways to work out at home

Motivation is not in high supply these days — but ensuring that we move a little bit every day is more important for us than ever, according to Wendy Suzuki PhD, a neuroscientist at New York University. Dr. Suzuki studies the [...]

The 7 types of rest that every person needs

Have you ever tried to fix an ongoing lack of energy by getting more sleep — only to do so and still feel exhausted? If that’s you, here’s the secret: Sleep and rest are not the same thing, although many of us [...]

How to cultivate a sense of unconditional self-worth

I have struggled with feelings of unworthiness for as long as I can remember. From the outside, my life looked pretty perfect when I was growing up. My parents had a happy marriage, they were supportive and they earned enough [...]

Here’s why you get gloomy in the winter — and what you can do about it

If the darkening evenings and turning leaves induce a mild sense of dread in you every year, you’re not alone. With the arrival of winter, many of us experience Seasonal Affective Disorder — which bears the appropriate acronym of SAD [...]