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A regular meditation practice can help ease the symptoms of anxiety, a condition that, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, affects an estimated 40 million adults in the U.S. Anxiety is a part of our body’s natural response to stress—a cognitive state connected to an inability to regulate emotions. When we meditate, we counter the stress response, […]

June 16, 2020

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With more than 4,000 apps out there promising to improve our mental wellbeing, even self-help can feel overwhelming. Vogue looks at the pros and cons of smartphone therapy. When it comes to self-care, prevailing counsel says put your phone away – but what if technology can actually help? After Alexis (25) was diagnosed with severe depression and […]

June 16, 2020

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Whether it’s professional or personal, we all experience rejection at some point in our lives and it can take a long time – months, or even years – to recover. Vogue provides advice to help expedite the bouncing back process… Marilyn Monroe was told by modelling agencies she’d have more luck as a secretary; Michael […]

June 16, 2020

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With the dos and don’ts of exercise and diet (my personal advice: do the former, don’t do the latter) pretty well covered, there’s been a shift in focus of late towards the final pillar in the Western world’s trinity of everyday-activities-we-need-to-relearn-for-better-wellbeing: Sleep. As adults, we appreciate of course, that sleep is good for us. We […]

June 16, 2020

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From sugar being enemy number one to juice cleanses, multivitamins and turning fat into muscle – many “wellness” trends just don’t stack up against scientific evidence. Vogue speaks to the experts to set the record straight. What health resolutions have you recently made? To give up sugar? Cut out carbs? Target stomach fat with daily crunches? Well, […]

June 16, 2020

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While meditation is not a replacement for therapy or other interventions for prolonged sadness or depression, research has shown that a regular meditation practice can help increase happiness and decrease irritability. It also shows promise for improving sleep, reducing anxiety and stress, and enhancing self-awareness—all of which are potential mood boosters. How can meditation help with sadness? All these […]

June 16, 2020

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So this feature was nearly finished, with a completely different opening, when a woman I had just met at a party asked what I did for a living. I explained that I taught yoga and worked as a writer. “Ah,” she said with a sage nod, looking me up and down, “so you have no […]

June 16, 2020