Friday, November 4, 2016

Election anxiety, a soothing playlist and the mystical powers of eggs

Posted By on Fri, Nov 4, 2016 at 1:24 PM

Love and Kindness!

Just a few more days until Election 2016 is in the books and we’re having a collective fit. Anecdotal reports of election anxiety— with symptoms including nightmares, insomnia and stomach upset — are rampant. Time to chill out. Time Magazine to the rescue. Among their more challenging, but ultimately healing, ways to get rid of election stress is to practice sending “good vibes to people of a different political party…Start by sending them to someone you know, then someone you feel neutral about, then a person you struggle with—someone you’ve been arguing with about the election, for instance. 'Send out love and kindness to that person…We are all human beings, and elections will come and go, but our relationships with other people are more important.'"

If you’re having trouble sleeping, check out the current issue of InHealth.

Health and Harmonies Banish the election blues by turning up the tunes. Our brains just feel better when music is playing. “Some call it mood maintenance, saying that our music selection is a form of psychological self-help, self-care, and emotional regulation.” Here’s a playlist of upbeat songs to get you started on post-election recovery. 

Life and Eggs The oldest woman in the world eats two raw eggs a day. We don't know if all the eggs led to longevity, but we do know that a great breakfast can lead to a great day. Here are Bon Appetit's tips to take the ultimate comfort food, scrambled eggs, to new heights this weekend.

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Anne McGregor

Anne McGregor is a contributor to the Inlander and the editor of InHealth. She is married to Inlander editor/publisher Ted S. McGregor, Jr.