How Kevin Love Is Handling His Coronavirus-Related Anxiety

For people living with anxiety — like NBA player Kevin Love — spending weeks in quarantine thanks to the coronavirus outbreak has been a major challenge. As one of the 40 million American adults who live with some form of anxiety, Love is once again speaking out about the importance of destigmatizing mental health. Fortunately, as the Cleveland Cavalier told …

EXCLUSIVE: Jillian Michaels Talks Meditation and Reducing Stress During The Coronavirus Pandemic

She may seem superhuman – from her global fitness empire to her New York Times best-selling books and successful, decade-long career in front of the camera – but when it comes to the current coronavirus pandemic, celebrity fitness trainer Jillian Michaels admits she’s trying to get through this unpredictable time like everyone else. “It is flat-out insane and it’s got …

Talk Therapy and Medication Are Equally Effective for Treating Depression, New Study Finds

If you’re one of the approximately 16 million Americans who live with depression, you may have tried talk therapy, medication, or a combination of both to treat the condition. While people have had success using both methods, is one more effective than the other in the long run? According to new research out of the University of Michigan, after five …

The Surprising Way One Woman Overcame Panic Disorder and PTSD

Fear — it’s dark, it’s heavy and it can makes us feel catatonic.  The phrase, “frozen with fear,” is no joke. If you’ve ever suddenly just stopped in your tracks because you couldn’t breathe, or felt your heart beat pounding through your entire body, or experienced your mouth becoming so dry that swallowing is impossible, and wondered if you were …

A 20-Minute Session of Mindfulness Can Ease Physical and Emotional Pain

There’s a lot of talk about mindfulness these days, and if you’re not familiar with the practice, you may be wondering if it’s all hype. Admittedly, I was initially a skeptic too: I’m terrible at traditional meditation, so I lumped mindfulness (moment to moment nonjudgemental awareness and acceptance) in with it and deemed it “not for me” without really giving …

9 Easy Ways to Reduce Stress and Boost Mood

Stress is not only damaging to your mental well being, but also adversely affects your physical health. Stress causes inflammation in the body, which is implicated in a whole host of medical conditions no one wants, from heart disease and stroke to cancer and Alzheimer’s. Sometimes the things that feel like they ease stress — booze, Netflix binges, online shopping …