Have a Happy Birthday: 4 Ways to Overcome Birthday Depression

Do you get sad on your birthday? Does the thought of cake, cards, and celebration bring you down instead of cheering you up? Sounds like you have birthday depression.

Birthday depression, also called birthday sadness or birthday blues, is feeling sad on and around your birthday. Read more

How to Fall Asleep Faster: 9 Tips to Maximize Your Sleep

Get more sleep — a goal that’s on everyone’s to-do list. And after a busy, fulfilling day, it shouldn’t be so hard to fall asleep.

But many of us find a good night of restful sleep elusive. Read more

Put Your Worries to Bed: How to Stop Worrying

Worrying can be a productive way to try to anticipate adverse events and take steps to shore them up. But for many of us, worrying has the opposite effect. We get so caught up in hypothesizing every worst-case scenario that we lose sight of the big picture and find that our mental and emotional energies are completely zapped. For worry warts, the apprehension brought on by worrying can immobilize you. Read more

The Only 5 Stress Management Activities You’ll Ever Need

Ever feel overwhelmed? Like everyone’s problems are weighing on your shoulders? Although some stress is an inevitable part of life, stress due to endless demands on your time and a constant completing of “productive” tasks is a sure-fire way to get burnt out. Read more

How to Make Yourself Sleepy: Try These Relaxation Methods

After a long day, we all look forward to getting into bed and heading off to dreamland. We need sleep for our health — it gives our minds and bodies a chance to recover and reset.

Some people can fall asleep with no problem.

But for others, falling asleep quickly is very hard to do. Read more

Is Your Child Depressed? How to Look for Signs of Depression in Children

Many assume that children are unable to suffer from depression. They view children as too young and innocent to undergo a complex emotion such as depression. They look at the responsibility-free life of kids and cannot believe that they would be encumbered by mental illness.

The tragic truth is that children, starting from as young as 3, can and do suffer from depression. Read more

Yoga For Stress Relief: 5 Easy Poses to Relax

What if there was a solution to your stress that has reduced pain and anxiety for countless people across the world for centuries? What if that solution also helped you to stretch your tense muscles and tap into a higher level of awareness in your body at the same time? Yoga is a stress relief solution many have heard of but few have tried. Read more

Breathing Techniques for Running: The Best Methods

Running is a great form of exercise and meditation in motion. It requires no equipment — just a pair of reliable sneakers and your body. All you have to do is choose where you want to run and, after a warm up, you’re on your way.

What most beginner runners (and some more experienced runners) might not know is that there is another important factor that affects your quality of run.

It’s your breathing pattern. Read more

Facing the Real World: How to Deal With Post Grad Depression

Graduating from college is a Kodak moment in your life. It marks the transition from being a kid to being a full-fledged adult. It can also seem to be a source of relief, as release from studying means a release from all-nighters, stress, and a very tight budget.

As exciting as graduating from college may be, it is a major transition. And as with all major transitions, the change can have some pretty drastic effects on a person’s emotions. You may initially feel a surge of happiness but then be confronted with a painful emotional state: depression. Read more

6 Relaxing Activities to Prevent or Relieve Stress

Everyone knows how to work and stress out, but do you know how to relax? Read more