Stressors are the external events, including pressures in people's lives, such as divorce, marriage, children, and work and money pressures. The experience of stress, however, is related to how you respond to these stressors. READ MORE

COVID-19 Unmasks Inequity for the Deaf

For deaf and hard-of-hearing people, face coverings are just the beginning of pandemic-era communication struggles

Your Care

I Recovered from Obesity and Bulimia Triggered by Sexual Abuse Once. And I Can Do It Again.

My childhood abuse caused disordered eating and weight gain, but I learned how to heal

Real Women, Real Stories

5 Ways to Cope With Seasonal Affective Disorder

Light boxes, exercise and vitamins can help you beat the winter blues

Self-Care & Mental Health

5 Strategies For Cultivating Hope This Year

Hopeful people do not wish – they imagine and act.

Self-Care & Mental Health

Older Women Get Stalked, Too

No matter the victim's age, the harm is real

Self-Care & Mental Health

COVID-19 and Social Isolation This Winter: The Perfect Storm

Loneliness can be deadly, but there are practical measures you can take to tend to your mental health

Self-Care & Mental Health

8 New Year’s Resolutions To Improve Your Health

As you say good riddance to 2020, say hello to a healthier 2021

Your Wellness

How Holiday Cards Help Us Cope With a Not-So-Merry Year, According to a Professor of Comedy

Other difficult times have revealed an instinct to acknowledge the incongruence of strife mixed with the season of joy

Self-Care & Mental Health

Chronic Pain Drove Me to Despair, but Cancer Taught Me to Heal

After 38 years living with pain, I've become passionate about the pain-cancer connection.

Real Women, Real Stories
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How I Confronted My Fear of Death

Grieving my father-in-law and fighting my own anxiety, I visited seven festivals for the dead in seven countries. Here's what I learned.

Real Women, Real Stories

How I Learned to Love Celebrating My Disability

International Day of Persons with Disabilities Used to Make Me Uncomfortable — Until I Learned to Love Myself

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