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Grief and Emotional Healing

Current events in the news have Americans caught between the need to grieve and the mandate to keep moving forward. Whether your loss is very personal or shared with a community, it’s important to take measures to make sure you’re ...

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Mental Health Awareness Marked in 2015

Bringing mental illness out of the shadows has long been a goal of the mental health community. In 2015, this movement caught steam as both famous and non-famous sufferers shared their stories publically. The Mighty, a website devoted to ...

10 Habits to Build Mental Toughness

Succeeding as a hairdresser requires you to have a heart as soft as cotton and nerves as hard as steel. You try to make people feel great when, in return, they may complain that you missed the mark on their hair color. It takes mental stamina to ...

Need a Guiding Meditation? Eight are Free Online

UCLA has made audio meditation guidance available as free online podcasts ready to play on the UCLA website and also available for downloading free from iTunes. Ranging in length from 5 to 19 minutes, the eight topics ...

Job Stress at the Salon

Stress on the job has been shown in study after study to be a major source of health problems. Salon professionals have always been fortunate that a major reason people report feeling stress on the job—a fear of being fired or laid ...

Mental Health Month: Remove the Stigma from Mental Illness

Even on these beautiful spring days of May, some people are feeling low. Fighting depression and other mental health disorders is not easy, but it’s even harder to do alone. The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) asks all of us to ...

Reverse Your Negative Narratives

Having a bad day? Tell someone what happened, but put a positive spin on it. The way you talk about it can affect your psychological health. When a team of researchers conducted two studies that looked into the stories we tell about ...

Be Happy, Healthy, Sexy

Our Healthy Hairdresser friend Pravana Global Creative Director Sherri Jessee, 2013 NAHA Editorial Stylist of the Year, introduced us to yoga and Ayurveda expert Katie Silcox, whose new book, Healthy Happy Sexy, guides women toward establishing ...

Depression Cues and Clues

(This is a version of an excerpt from an article published in the Healthy Hairdresser section of the December 2014 issue of MODERN SALON.) Those who have faced depression or walked along the edge say that you can try to keep yourself from ...

The Tricky Mind

(This is a version of an excerpt from an article published in the Healthy Hairdresser section of the September 2014 issue of MODERN SALON.) Patrick McIvor is grateful to have found a creative career. “I have bipolar mania,” ...

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