290 Items Tagged

pain

10-Minute Pilates Workout To Reverse The Effects Of Sitting All Day

Traveling can wreak havoc on the body. Whether you're sitting in a car, cramped in a plane seat or toting your luggage around a busy station, travel...

Jessi Andricks
October 14 2014

How I Finally Woke Up From Living The Wrong Life

I was six months pregnant with twins when I drafted a report about the home mortgage interest rate deduction for the Oregon Legislature. I was working...

Amy Pearson
October 6 2014

If You Get Leg Cramps, Try This Strange Harvard-Approved Cure

Have you ever woken up with a charley horse in your calf so bad you scream out loud? I recently traveled to Harvard Medical School for a conference on...

Joel Kahn, M.D.
October 2 2014

How To Get Better Sleep (Without Taking Drugs)

Insomnia drugs are among the most common class of prescription medications, with about 4% of U.S. adults taking them in a given month. We all know how...

Nazlie Latefi
October 1 2014

5 Things People Living Their Purpose Do Differently

The goal of finding a purpose is a pretty common one these days.

Caroline Zwickson, M.A.
September 27 2014

I Was A Single Mom With $6 To My Name. Here's How I Turned My Life Around

At 25, I was a single mom fighting the medical system for my newborn’s life, with six dollars to my name, in an apartment the size of a walk-in...

Zhena Muzyka
September 26 2014

What I Wish I Could Tell The Chubby Girl I Used To Be

Being a mentor for at-risk elementary and middle school children for the last three years, I've noticed that they tend to have the same difficulties I...

Naomi Teeter
September 25 2014

5 Horrible Things I Used To Say To Myself About My Chronic Illness

As a holistic life coach and licensed psychotherapist, I've witnessed hundreds of people, myself included, attack themselves with their own words of...

Jamie Rautenberg
September 22 2014

Women Aren't The Only Ones Who Get Insecure About Their Bodies

I remember the first time I started to feel bad about my body. My wife and I were at an outdoor restaurant when a man jogged past us. This guy could...

Kimanzi Constable
September 22 2014

I Struggled With Depression For Years. This Is How I Finally Healed

For years, I suffered from terrible depression. As a teenager, I realized I needed help. I was becoming more and more dysfunctional and thoughts of...

Padhia Avocado
September 17 2014

It's OK To Be Angry. Here's How To Move Through It

A friend recently did something that made me truly question her character.

Danielle Dowling, Psy.D.
September 12 2014

How To Get Help When You Have A Condition No One Understands

I’m a student in the middle of completing my thesis and studies abroad, with an immense drive for what I desire. I became this way because there have...

Danielle Ayers
September 7 2014

7 Tips To Improve Your Core & Heal Your Back Pain

If you have back pain, you are not alone. Back pain is common in all age groups and levels of fitness. Maybe you've heard that strengthening your core...

Dr. Patrick Roth
September 6 2014

How My Patient Healed Her Back Pain By Learning To Forgive

As a spine surgeon, I see patients with devastating back problems whose lives I can transform with surgery. I also see people with acute injuries who...

Dr. David Hanscom
September 3 2014

How To Overcome The Emotional Causes Of Back Pain

I suffered from persistent back pain for years. It would come and go seemingly without warning. I'm the kind of person who likes to be in control, and...

Jon Slavet
September 2 2014

This Is What An Abusive Relationship Looks Like

My ex is a handsome, charismatic man and a soft-talker. He is highly educated. He is sharp and successful. When he sent me this email, after an...

Laura Khalil
August 28 2014

4 Solo Activities To Help You Heal From A Breakup

In all my years as meditation teacher and mentor I see a lot of suffering caused by breakups. Breakups are hard, but that doesn't mean you can never...

Tom Cronin
August 25 2014

What I Wish Every Adopted Kid Knew

Ever since I can remember, I knew I was adopted. My parents read me a story about a stork delivering me to the door. I didn’t quite understand it all...

Sandra Bienkowski
August 19 2014