Yes, I have something in common with some very famous SNL comedians. I took an improv comedy class – just like they did at the beginning of their careers. Trust me, if I can do it so can you. Here is my personal experience taking an improv comedy class, how it taught me that laughter really is the best therapy, and some of the specific health benefits I continue to enjoy long after I graduated from my first improv class. Here’s what it’s like…
Anxiety And Stress
Anxiety and stress are natural and normal, but both can have negative effects on your mind and body. Here, real people share their favorite ways to manage fear, grief, stress, and anxiety -- including natural treatments, online therapy, and meditation, to name just a few.
Scared of crossing bridges — either in a car or on foot? You may have Gephyrophobia. I had a similar fear and overcame it on my own without professional help. See how I did it… maybe these same tips will help you get over your bridge phobia too!! These are very simple things you can do to gradually minimize your fear of bridges.
Want to know how to stop stammering and how to cure stuttering once and for all? I stuttered until I was 22 years old. After about 1 year of trying different things, I finally learned how to stop stuttering forever. Take it from this former stutterer, there are some rather simple techniques to stop stuttering — all it takes is consistency and patience. Here’s what worked for me.
There are lots of wonderful benefits of yoga. These are my top 5 – especially if you’re not fond of exercising. Simply by breathing deeply and stretching fully with the yoga poses, you are helping your mind, body, and spirit become re-energized and stronger!
Have you had chicken pox? If so, you might end up with an outbreak of a different kind later on. The shingles virus can lay dormant in your system for years, and if you have a weakened immune system one day — you might very well be on the hunt for a treatment for shingles. I’ve witnessed this with my dad. Here’s what you need to know about the treatment options available — including home remedies for shingles, and what you need to know about the shingles contagious period.
I have PTSD and I’m not a veteran. Causes of PTSD aren’t the same for everyone. You might have it and not even know it. You or someone you love might be suffering from untreated Post Traumatic Stress Disorder symptoms. I’ll take you through the causes of PTSD, how to decide which PTSD treatment options are best for you, and how to find PTSD apps and PTSD therapists to help you recover.
Thinking of giving up sugar? Desserts and drinks are not the only way that sugar makes its way into your body. Sugar is everywhere – from salad dressings to yogurt, canned fruit to sports drinks. It’s the hidden sugar in the foods we buy that is the real problem. Here’s what you need to know and how to give up sugar on your own.
Learning how to deal with grief before it hits can save you from feeling lost, confused, or frustrated with how long the grieving process can actually last. Here are my best tips and tricks for dealing with grief and what you can expect to feel throughout the process — no matter how long it takes.
Learn how to meditate anywhere – indoors or outdoors, alone or with others. A yoga teacher shares 4 methods of non-traditional meditation practice you probably wouldn’t think about – 4 fun ways to meditate without even really trying!
If you have trouble sleeping or can’t sleep at night due to insomnia, you’ll appreciate these tips from a former insomniac. See what causes insomnia, tips for treating insomnia yourself, and how to fall asleep fast — starting tonight!
Do you like getting massages? I do, in fact it’s my favorite personal treat. There are many different types of massages to choose from — each has different benefits. From deep tissue massage to hot stone massage, there’s a style and unique benefit for everyone. Here’s what you can expect from each type of massage.
Acupuncture benefits those of us who prefer a holistic approach to medical issues. We live in an over-medicated society and sometimes alternative approaches (like an acupuncture treatment or two) are a better option than prescriptions. Here are the advantages and disadvantages of acupuncture therapy. Does your dog or cat have aches and pains? See how acupuncture can help your pets, too!
With so many rehab facilities out there how can you choose the one that’s right for you? I can help you choose the right addiction treatment for you based on the abused substance, length of use, legal issues surrounding use, and other ways to find the best treatment for you.
Gym workouts are great, but what happens when you get snowed in, burned out, or just need a change? At home workouts offer a great alternative to gym workouts can save you money, gas, time, and energy by simply working out at home. Here are the best home workout ideas you can start doing today!
Have a loved one in need of a family intervention for alcohol or drug abuse? I’ve been there. Here’s my experience with how an addition intervention works – so you’ll have a better idea of what to expect.
What boosts your mood, lowers your stress, benefits your health, and is FREE & available to anyone? These are benefits of meditation & reasons to meditate daily!
Michael Phelps, Justin Bieber & Jennifer Aniston do it – do you? Cupping therapy is a form of acupuncture. I’ve got some tips to see if it’s right for you.
What do exercise, meditation & reading have in common? I’ve found them all to be great when dealing with anxiety. Plus 4 more natural ways to treat anxiety.
Need help but not sure where to turn? You’re in luck! Online counseling and life coaching is available wherever you are… as long as you can get online.
Suffer from anxiety, stress or panic attacks? (Me too.) Mindfulness meditation improves concentration, offers deep relaxation, and helps with stress & sleep
Can’t sleep? Feeling stressed? Deep breathing exercises can be done anywhere to provide relief fast. Here’s how to do the 478 breathing exercise plus 3 more
Karma Yoga teaches you how to detach from your ego and practice mindfulness in order to provide selfless service daily — because kindness matters.
If you like weird facts as much as I do, then you’ll appreciate these 5 human body facts that are almost too strange to believe. Trust me, they’re true!
If you’re anxious about getting a CT scan, these tips from someone who’s been there with scanxiety might help. Here’s how to worry less over your CT scans!
I am a caffeine lover — I almost said “junkie” but of course, that has a negative connotation. I have recently felt the need to cut back on caffeine and If you want to stay awake without using caffeine like me, here are 8 clever and effective ways to stay alert that don’t involve guzzling coffee, cola, or power drinks.
Many who are suffering from fatigue & muscle pain are quick to assume they’ve got fibromyalgia. 5 other illnesses have the same symptoms. Here’s how to tell
It takes me almost an 1 hour to drive to work. This long, daily drive has inspired me to find several ways to relieve stress while commuting. Here are 5 techniques that have helped me reduce stress during my commute. I bet they’ll help you too.
There are many ways to reduce the aggravation of job fatigue, so here a few tips that I would like to share to make your day in the cubicle less physically burdensome.
I suffered from panic attacks and was diagnosed with panic disorder. See all of the natural remedies for panic attacks that worked for me. As a result, I don’t have panic attacks anymore.
It’s fun to think about what makes you happy, compared to what you think would make your partner happy. I found some of the ‘men’ ones interesting…
Energy drinks and energy shots are marketed as giving you extra energy. Some common energy drinks are: Jolt, NOS, Slam, No Name, Rockstar, SoBe, Red Bull, and Full Throttle. Some common energy shots are: Ammo, Redline Power Rush, Extreme Energy, Powershot, Fuel Cell, and Upshot.
Why not take a few moments to evaluate your hopes & dreams? You can use this as a guide to help you achieve only those things that are truly important in life…
Sometimes we feel older than we are. Sometimes there are pre-existing health circumstances that play a role in when, why, and how we will die. Check out the good news & bad news… here.
Do you feel like you’re running in circles? Spinning your wheels? Unable to focus? Overwhelmed? Got a ‘To Do’ list longer than your grocery list? Doing a lot of different things, but not getting anything ‘done’? It’s all about living your life so you’ll have no regrets…