Why Working More Can Hurt Your Bottom Line

Why Working More Can Hurt Your Bottom Line

In a culture focused on ‘more is better’ it is no surprise that many of us are overworked. This may be due to a demanding boss, our competitive nature, or the increased availability to tap into work at any given moment. Regardless of cause, it is clear that chronic overwork does not lead to more productivity, rather, it has a negative impact on health and the bottom line:

There’s a large body of research that suggests that regardless of our reasons for ...

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Physical Relaxation- Recognize and Rebalance

Physical Relaxation- Recognize and Rebalance

By: Alicia Maher, MD

Ugh, stress!  What good is this stress response, anyway?

Not too long ago,  I was “blessed” with a surfing experience that reminded me of why we have the stress response.  The waves were small that day and I was in a remote spot near Los Angeles.  No one else was around.  I was enjoying having my choice of the little waves coming by, without anyone to compete with.

Suddenly I noticed that someone had joined me-  A 5 foot long ...

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How 12 simple environmental changes can help you sleep.

How 12 simple environmental changes can help you sleep.

For many, sleep does not come easy. We are often stressed, over-worked and are running continuous to-do lists in our minds. More often then not, the 12 o’clock hours sneaks up on us and we begin counting the hours of sleep we could catch if we could just fall asleep right now.

A great deal of the problem is stress, but did you know that the our environment can also have an impact on our ability to fall asleep? Sleep environmentalist, ...

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Stress, Hormones and the Female Body

Stress, Hormones and the Female Body

Every year I write an article on how to manage stress during the holiday season. While learning stress management tools are important, it is also important to appreciate how stress affects our body and our hormones. Stress produces a hormonal response. Whether the stress is induced by running into a tiger in the woods, as experienced by our ancestors hundreds of years ago; sitting in traffic; or trying to finish an article by its deadline, stress causes a hormonal cascade ...

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Meditate Away the Holiday Stress

Meditate Away the Holiday Stress

Swati Desai, Ph.D., LCSW

Dr. Desai is the Director of Integrative Psychological Services at the Akasha Center, Meditation Teacher, Psychotherapist, and a regular blogger at Huffington Post. Check her website www.swatidesai.com. To make an appointment with her or to talk to her, please email at meditate@swatidesai.com or call at (310) 308 9531.

Holidays are a time for increased attachment: to material abundance, to family togetherness, to vacation time, and to the fantasy of joy that comes with all ...

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Akasha Naturals Sleep Easy Program

Akasha Naturals Sleep Easy Program

Getting ample amounts of regenerative sleep each night is an essential component of staying healthy and feeling invigorated throughout the day. The benefit’s of a restful night’s sleep include:

  • Increased energy and improved ability to combat stress
  • Greater capacity to learn and memorize new information
  • A healthy immune system and recovery from physical exertion

Akasha Naturals introduces a new supplement regime to help our patients feel the benefits of being well-rested and rejuvenated every day.

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Hope for Insomniacs?

by Edison de Mello and Meme Rhee

Are you one among 70 million Americans suffering from insomnia? Insomnia is the inability to get enough sleep to feel good the next day, or get good quality sleep that is deep, restorative and uninterrupted. The four symptoms that characterize insomnia are:

  • difficulty falling asleep
  • waking frequently during sleep
  • waking too early and difficulty falling back to sleep
  • waking feeling unrefreshed

According to the National Sleep Foundation’s 2005 Sleep in America poll, about one-half of America’s adults say they ...

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