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When your cortisol rises, here are six self-soothing strategies from the experts to punch it back down in just a few minutes.
When I begin to feel particularly blue, I’ll make a beeline for the freezer and pull out an ice pack, hold it in my hand, and I will notice its calming effect. It’s almost as though my brain can’t process both the feeling of cold and the feeling of depression at the same time.
Using a soft touch no greater than five grams, the therapist places a palm or fingers on certain points on the body, reportedly helping to unlock the flow of energy and release trauma that is stored at a cellular level. Here's what happened when I went to try it at Atlanta CranioSacral Therapy in Buckhead.
The concept of an adult coloring book might seem trivial to some—a trendy, mindless activity to pass the time. But for those dealing with long-term illness, suffering from addiction, or experiencing emotional turmoil, coloring books can be a powerful healing method.
Anger rooms are growing in popularity as a way for people to release tension and feel catharsis without hurting themselves or others.
Can't get away on a yoga retreat? Rebecca Galla-Jones and Jackie Dominas, instructors at Balance Yoga in Atlanta, say you don't have to leave town to leave your stress behind. Here are some ideas for finding calm and flexibility without ever packing a suitcase.
The folks at Movoto have released a list of the 10 Most Stressed Out States in America, naming Georgia the nation’s runner-up in overall anxiety. Although it doesn’t require a team of researchers to know that living and working in metro Atlanta is filled with stressors—just try making a left on Ivan Allen Boulevard any weekday afternoon—the dataset shows that Georgians in rural areas and smaller cities face their share of challenges, too.