Down Time

Why relaxing and doing not much of anything is critical to recharging your mind and body. Cover Image: iStock

4 Tips for Slowing Down to Reduce Stress

By Toni Bernhard J.D.

Slowing down can improve your physical and mental health.

The Unselfish Gift of Going on a Retreat

By Lisa Firestone Ph.D.

Learn the lasting benefits of taking time to escape.

Learning to Be Present With Yourself

By Melanie Greenberg Ph.D.

Can you just "be" instead of "doing" all the time?

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