Tag: anxiety

4 Ways to Combat Holiday Stress

A surge in festive decorations, homemade treats, and heartwarming made-for-TV movies have cued the holiday cheer at the Lantern office. While the holiday season is an opportunity to reconnect with family and celebrate the end of the year, it’s also a major source of stress for Americans. According to a poll by the American Psychological […]

How to Navigate Etiquette (Or Lack Of Any) in the Digital Age to Avoid Social Anxiety

I once had a friend who didn’t text me back for three months. And this isn’t a “ghost” story—one where she disappeared forever, without any explanation. She’s actually still my friend. Over the course of those three months, I invited her to join me for several outings—with no reply. At first, I assumed her silence […]

Helicopter parenting makes you miserable: 3 ways to reclaim your life to benefit the whole family

There are so many modern parenting guides for raising successful (and intelligent, moral, creative, vegan, eco-friendly, bilingual, and musical) children, that trying to navigate the child-care section at the bookstore—let alone parenting itself—can be confusing. The sheer number of parenting books highlights our concern for our kids’ well-being. But our well-intentioned desire to shape our […]

How to break your stressful commuting habits

You probably dread your frustrating nightmare of a commute. Whether you’re inching your car along in heavy traffic or packed into a train, it doesn’t take long for stress levels to rise. Research shows just how unpleasant and stressful people find commuting. In a 2004 study, over 900 employed women were asked how much they […]

Managing and relieving chronic pain with meditation: Q&A with Vajra Yoga + Meditation founder Jill Satterfield

A searing pain struck Jill Satterfield in the abdomen for the first time in her 20s. Jill’s doctors didn’t know what was causing her pain, and often speculated that there was no physical cause to her suffering. Jill felt the emotional effects of being in constant physical agony; she felt scared, lonely, and isolated. After […]