Tag: mental health

Science vs. Snake Oil: How to choose a health app that gets results

There seems to be a health app for everything. Sleep better, train for a marathon, stick to your medication schedule–there’s nothing you can’t do when you’ve got a smartphone. But with more than 100,000 health and wellness apps available in the iTunes and Google Play stores, the options can be paralyzing. And even if you […]


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 […]


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 […]


How perfectionism drives ADHD drug abuse

He ignores his rapid heartbeat, headache, and growing sweat stains on his shirt. With his eyes darting across the computer screen and fingers tapping rapidly, he feels a thrill of satisfaction thinking about how quickly he’s completing the reports for his boss. That night, he has trouble shutting his mind off, and after a sleepless […]


How I overcame the guilt and stress of being a working mom

I was in the peak of the career race to the top within the highly competitive advertising industry when I had my two daughters. Excitement about being a mom and about my affinity for my career were both so fresh in my early thirties that I wasn’t clear on how to do both things well—or […]