Self-Care Strategies

Self-Care Strategies

Whether we're taking care of kids, aging parents, demanding partners, friends in crisis or taxing bosses, self-care is often tossed out the window. But many experts say that making room for our own needs is critical to enable us to care for others and keep going with calm and inner strength.

Why Self-Compassion Helps You Meet Life's Challenges

By Melanie Greenberg Ph.D.
A healthy dose of self-compassion can give your motivation a boost.

Learning to Be Self-ish

By Michael J Formica MS, MA, EdM
Self-ish...not selfish

From Self-Indulgence to Self-Nurturing

By Leon F Seltzer Ph.D.
Can self-indulgence be a kind of self-medication?

5 Tips for Handling a Bad Mood

By Toni Bernhard J.D.
Five suggestions for how to skillfully handle a bad mood

Mental Health Benefits of Resveratrol: New Plaudits

By William R. Klemm Ph.D.
But don't rely on red wine as a meaningful source

How to Achieve the Perfect Work-Life Balance

By Rod Judkins M.A., RCA
How can we achieve a fulfilled and balanced life?

What Is Heart Rate Variability?

By Amelia Aldao Ph.D.
And why it matters.

Be True to Yourself

By Robert Evans Wilson Jr.
Playing football to impress girls put me in the hospital

The Fully Expressed Life

By Katherine Ramsland Ph.D.
Identifying that thing that will grow your potential offers multiple benefits.

Probing Questions Worth Asking Yourself

By Marty Nemko Ph.D.
Your honest answers to these self-appraisal questions could change your life.

Thirteen Small Decisions That Will Ease Anxiety

By Meg Selig
These 13 soothing strategies will melt away worry.

Panic Attacks Are Puzzles

By Susan Heitler Ph.D.
When intense fear with no apparent cause suddenly overwhelms you, try this.

Back-to-School: Parenting Strategies to Avoid Burnout

By Kate Roberts Ph.D.
Parents and students need to pace their energy to last for the long school year.

Seven Types of Self-Care Activities for Coping with Stress

By Barbara Markway Ph.D.
Try these simple self-care activities to cope with stress.

Looking for an Escape? The Impulse to Run Away from It All

By Julie J. Exline Ph.D.
That desire to get away can contain vital messages about self-care.

Preventing Mom Meltdowns and Dad Detonations

By Eileen Kennedy-Moore Ph.D.
Six ways to stay calm in tough parenting moments.

3 Reasons You’re So Angry

By Susan K Perry Ph.D.
Learn mindfulness and become emotionally free.

Embrace Your Real Self by Conquering Your Inner Critic

By Lisa Firestone Ph.D.
What if the worst enemy we face is the one residing inside ourselves?

The Seven Habits of Highly Emotionally Healthy People

By Guy Winch Ph.D.
How to treat psychological injuries and improve emotional resilience