Use these techniques to consciously shift your body’s response to stress into a state that’s calm, secure, and replenished.
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A constant barrage of political advertising and infighting can raise your anxiety level. Here’s how to calm down this election season.
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Identity theft doesn’t just endanger your finances. It can undermine your feelings of safety, power, and trust. Here’s how to cope.
This “stress hormone” is essential for energy and health, but when it’s out of balance, you are, too. Learn how to manage cortisol to keep inflammation, cravings, and belly fat at bay.
Go behind the scenes at our cover shoot with Kelly McGonigal, PhD, and learn how her research at Stanford can help you befriend stress.
Stanford researcher Kelly McGonigal has made it her mission to show people how to embrace stressful situations as opportunities for growth.
Whether you’re turning 30, 50, or 65, milestone birthdays can trigger more anxiety than excitement. Here’s how to approach each passing year with more equanimity.
New study suggests that your fat tissue can send mixed signals to your brain when stress strikes.
Why being around water is so good for our psyches.
The scientific case for doing nothing more often — and its surprising rewards.
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When a beloved animal companion dies, runs away, or is lost, the grief can be overwhelming. Psychologist Sandra Barker on how to cope.
Tips for navigating the stress of relocating and feeling at home in a new place from psychologist and psychotherapist Elizabeth Stirling, PhD.
Self-employment can bring some unique sources of stress. Business coach Barbara Winter offers strategies for handling them.
Senior editor Courtney Helgoe shares a few quick ways to take a retreat at home.
Psychologist and author Dale Atkins on how to support a sick loved one —without falling apart yourself.
It’s the weekend, so it’s time for my Flashdance moment.