Tag: depression

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 […]

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 […]

The benefits of compassion and paying it forward

Helping others may be the last thing on your mind when you’re feeling down or anxious. Showing others compassion may even seem unfair—if you’re the one struggling, it would make more sense for people in your life to show you a little compassion, right? Although seeking out social support is a critical component of overcoming […]

How I taught myself and others ways to cope with stress: Q&A with Headstand Director Katherine Priore Ghannam

Katherine Priore Ghannam wasn’t prepared for the crippling stress she felt during her first year teaching. She developed anxiety around the upcoming school weeks and worried that she’d pass her stress to her students. Those first four months of teaching were pretty tough emotionally. Then Katherine discovered yoga and mindfulness. Yoga made her feel emotionally […]

Cultivate happiness and relieve stress with a gratitude journal

The word “gratitude” may bring to mind politeness and thank you notes—things often seen as automatic manners that affect the person receiving your appreciation more than you. However, science has shown that giving thanks for what you have can increase increase your overall happiness and strengthen your ability to handle stress. Practicing gratitude is also […]