Articles About self-care
- NOV 12, 2021
Stressed about seeing family for the holidays? Here are 7 tips to help you cope.
Whether it’s the fear of another political argument with your uncle or feeling the absence of a loved one who passed — family holiday parties can be a stressful experience. To help you tackle some of these tough situations, Leigh Miller, LCSW, a therapist and social worker at Kaiser Permanente, shares tips on how to cope with 7 difficult — but common — family stressors during the holidays. ... Read More >
- SEP 13, 2021
5 ways to feel more present in your day-to-day routine
If you’re like most people, you’ve got a rhythm to the way you go about your day. Wake up. Eat breakfast. Go to work. Run errands. Brush teeth. Head to bed. Repeat. ... Read More >
- AUG 09, 2021
Does social media make you feel lonely? Here’s why and how to avoid it.
Social media can be a fun and easy way to connect with friends and loved ones near and far. But if you’ve ever scrolled through your Instagram or Facebook feed and felt lonely, down on yourself, or unhappy as a result, you’re not alone. ... Read More >
- JUL 14, 2021
Looking to de-stress, relax, and recharge? Try napping.
Sleep is essential for our overall health. It gives our mind and body time to relax and recharge. Studies show that getting 7 to 8 hours of regular nighttime sleep is best for maintaining good health.1 But what happens when you don’t get a good night’s sleep and find yourself tired during the day? Or you have a lifestyle or work schedule that keeps you up at night and requires daytime sleep? ... Read More >
- MAY 13, 2021
5 healthy habits our doctors practice for self-care
Doctors are passionate about helping their patients stay healthy. But how do they stay healthy themselves? We asked some Kaiser Permanente doctors what they do every day to stay mentally and emotionally strong, keep stress in check, and be at their best. ... Read More >
- DEC 10, 2020
Essential oils: Are they safe to use?
Chances are you’ve probably heard of essential oils — but what can they really do? Can lavender really help you sleep better? Does citrus actually boost energy? The short answer is yes, when used correctly. ... Read More >
- NOV 12, 2020
Strengthening social connections while maintaining physical distance
As the situation around the coronavirus continues to evolve, we’re living life differently and learning as we go. Stress levels were high before the pandemic, but now they’ve skyrocketed. We all need support. So while we physically distance ourselves to help stop the spread of COVID-19, finding new ways to stay socially connected is more important than ever. ... Read More >
- NOV 11, 2020
5 Scandinavian secrets to a happier, healthier life
Scandinavian winters are dark, cold, and long. Depending on the city, a typical day could have little to no sunshine, freezing temperatures, and lots of snow. Some people might see those conditions as a recipe for seasonal depression. But despite their harsh winters, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, and Iceland have topped the World Happiness Report — which surveys 156 countries by asking their citizens how happy they are — for several years in a row. ... Read More >
- SEP 17, 2020
How to increase joy and fight quarantine fatigue
Cabin fever. Stir-craziness. Stuck-inside-itis. It goes by many names. And with more people staying home during the COVID-19 outbreak, it’s picked up a new one: quarantine fatigue. ... Read More >