Mental Health

“Take a few deep breaths” may be more than words of comfort in times of stress. Science shows that breathing slowly and deeply can induce a relaxation response in the body. It’s easy to take breathing for granted—that is until you feel short of it. Breathing is usually an unconscious, involuntary process. In moments of high … Read More


Mental Health

It’s hard to be healthy 100% of the time. When we find ourselves under a mountain of stress, we are a hundred times more likely to experience symptoms of burnout. Between work deadlines, a full social calendar, and family or relationship drama—maintaining a healthy diet and consistent exercise regime can fall to the bottom of the … Read More


meditation
Mental Health

Psychosocial stress occurs on a daily basis in relation to workload and our 24/7 lives, both of which have increased over the past 10 years. The consequences seen are often associated with psychological disorders like depression, but such stress is also associated with a substantially higher number of heart attacks. But does this mean causality? … Read More


Chronic Stress
Mental Health

Once a week we hear from real Parsley Health members, in their own words, about how working with Parsley Health has changed their lives. This week we’re talking to Alexandra Demidova, an accountant and former student athlete who couldn’t find relief from her chronic stress. As a young athlete who grew up in a health conscious family … Read More


Stress Relief
Mental Health

Chronic stress is associated with every chronic disease. It lays the foundation for hormone imbalance and inflammation. According to the American Psychological Association, 75% of adults reported experiencing moderate to high levels of stress in the past month. Nearly half reported that their stress has increased in the past year. These days there are entire … Read More


Phone Calls Anxiety
Mental Health

My phone buzzes, alerting me of a new voicemail message from my mother. The call was probably a routine check-in, asking what time I’ll drop my daughter off at her house tomorrow. Yet my stomach flutters with dread. I ignore the voicemail. I’d rather call her back directly, or send a quick text: “Does 10 … Read More


How to Fix Burnout
Mental Health

At Parsley Health one of the main problems people come to us with is burnout. This problem has sky rocketed in the past ten years. New technologies are amazing but they’re leaving us all feeling spent. We see too many patients who think they have depression. They don’t. They’re just exhausted, spent and burnt out. At Parsley … Read More


Meditation Mindfulness Negativity
Mental Health

I used to travel a lot for business. These were expensed trips where I’d be wined and dined in cool places like San Francisco, Lexington, Kentucky and Taos, New Mexico. The cities were all so different from my suburban life in Florida. But then my ex would pick me up from the airport and within minutes … Read More


Meditation Creativity Attention Span Focus
Mental Health

For as long as I can remember I’ve been able to sit down and write on command. As young as five I would fill pages and pages of my dad’s old yellow legal pads with nonsensical stories about fairies, frogs and trees that could talk. It’s a skill that’s served me well through the years, … Read More


Ways to Reduce Stress and Burnout
Mental Health

The term stress as it relates to human health was first described in 1936 by Hans Selye who was one of the pioneers in biological stress research. He borrowed the term from the field of physics where it is used to describe a force that produces a strain on a physical object. Selye proposed that stress was … Read More


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