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Emily Holland

Certified Health Coach

Emily is a certified Health Coach and freelance writer with a focus on psychology, mental health, and optimal living. A combined interest in healthy living and human behavior led Emily to pursue a certification in health coaching at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition as well as a master’s degree in General Psychology. 

Her personal struggle with anxiety motivated her to research and implement a variety of holistic approaches into her lifestyle, such as changes in diet and the adoption of mindfulness meditation. She credits these lifestyle changes as well as many others with helping her better manage symptoms of anxiety and everyday stressors. She is most passionate about sharing what she has learned with others so that they can find relief in their lives as well. When she’s not writing or coaching, Emily enjoys cooking, yoga, and being active outdoors.

Articles by Emily Holland

Improving your mood doesn’t require expensive and time-consuming solutions. It takes only a few minutes to make yourself happier by inhaling pleasant scents, listening to music, and reciting affirmations.Read More
You will face hard times—that’s part of the experience of living. But even when you’re feeling low, there are ways for you to be happy. Try these six paths to that much-needed happy feeling.Read More
Spring is the perfect time to make some changes to better yourself and your life. Focus not just on your home and office, but also on cleaning your body and mind.Read More
Mild levels of worry can be helpful as you prep for what’s to come. But if you’re reaching worrywart levels, be aware of some of the side effects of worry and how you can temper that anxiety.Read More
Negative thoughts are sneaky and insidious; they take hold when you’re not paying attention. You can, however, train your brain to stop going straight to the negative and instead redirect to positive thoughts.Read More
Being run down or unmotivated is a normal human feeling. Your to-do list requires ways to counteract those feelings, take control of your actions, and leave yourself feeling rejuvenated, productive, and satisfied.Read More
The cooler winter months naturally make you want to stay inside with a warm drink—huddled under blankets. There are ways, however, to combat the urge to stay put.Read More
A job change, a move, having a child—these are all major life stresses that are clear and obvious. Here, learn about the smaller and more routine stressors that can negatively affect you—and then conquer them.Read More
Social comparisons can hold you back from reaching your goals and pursuing what matters to you most. Here are some tips to help you stop comparing yourself to others.Read More
Fortunately, it’s never too late to learn how to manage stress and help reverse its negative impact. Here are four ways to undo the damaging effects of stress that you can put into practice right now.Read More
Stress is usually thought of as an unpleasant and unwelcome feeling, but what if you could use it to your advantage? Learn how to approach stress in a new way that can serve you.Read More
It can be difficult to think yourself into a happier mood without first changing your behavior. Happiness requires action. Here are some activities you can do to boost your happiness level.Read More
Being an early riser has its benefits, and science has finally backed it up. For those of you who tend to fly with the night owls and think you can never become an early bird, there’s hope. Here are three steps to become a morning person and reap the rewards.Read More
Your mood can be affected by thought patterns, chemical imbalances, and sleep quality. But what about your gut? While you may not think it’s a vital contributor to how you feel, research is increasingly suggesting that perhaps you should.Read More
Why do we self-sabotage when it comes to maintaining goals? Dive into the psychology behind choice-making to fully understand the answer to this question, and learn how to stay on track with your goals this year.Read More
The start of a new year is an inspiring time to set new goals. Give yourself a fighting chance and avoid goals that are too general. Focus on goals that are specific, realistic, and positive. Then create a support system around you to achieve them.Read More
It’s easy to create New Year’s resolutions—keeping them is the hard part. Follow these specific steps to incorporate healthy habits into your daily routine.Read More
In a constantly connected world, you never have to be alone. But what if being alone has the power to improve your health? Learn about the benefits of alone time and how to start practicing it.Read More
The holidays can be a stressful time—family visits, shopping, social engagements. It can be hard to find your balance. Follow these tips to help minimize feelings of anxiety and depression for a more enjoyable holiday season.Read More
Animals can be some of the best teachers in life, if you simply pay attention to the way they live, love, and interact with the world around them. Here are four ways pets can improve your life.Read More
Do you appreciate anxiety? At a mild to moderate level, it may have some useful qualities you haven’t thought of. Here are three ways you can use anxiety to your advantage.Read More
Why do some people enjoy going to work and others loathe it? It depends on a variety of key factors, many of which are in your control. Read how you can either find the job that is best suited to meet your needs or learn to find fulfillment in your current job.Read More
Kale. Meditation. A good night's sleep. You know all these things are good for you. A vital addition to that list is travel, which offers a host of health benefits to your mind, body, and soul.Read More
Does having money equate to happiness? Studies suggest that, rather than the amount of money you have, it's the way you spend your money that can affect your happiness. Here are three ways you can boost your happiness with your money.Read More
Pets are more than just furry companions; they can provide their owners with numerous benefits, including improved emotional and physical health.Read More
Most of us can think of people in our lives who exude charm, but what exactly do we mean when we describe people as charismatic? It's a quality that's challenging to define, but simple to cultivate with these seven steps.Read More
Music isn't just a source of entertainment; it can benefit your physical, mental, and emotional health, too. Here are five positive influences that music can have on your mind and body.Read More
Are you easily distracted when trying to get stuff done? Here are five types of music that can enhance your ability to concentrate on completing more tasks faster so you have more time to play.Read More
Playtime, recess, it's not only fun—it can also provide many benefits to your health and well-being. There are endless ways to let loose and have fun, and here are six ideas to get you started.Read More
Don't let the pressures of the holidays deplete your wallet and joyful spirit. Instead, understand why we're compelled to overspend so you can learn how to ward off the pressure to buy more than you can afford. By gaining an understanding of why we open our wallets in the first place, we can find ways to avoid the pressures of overspending, and have a less expensive and more enjoyable holiday season.Read More
Do you ever take care of a stressful day with a bucket of fried chicken or vat of ice cream? Don't fret. Instead, learn ways to break the cycle of stress so you can prevent emotional eating from happening again.Read More
Do you feel anxious, sad, and tired every fall and winter? You might have seasonal affective disorder. Learn how to spot the signs.Read More
Your nose is a vital pathway to good health. Keep it clean and functioning by using a neti pot.Read More
Instead of reaching for that second cup of coffee, try one of these 12 nutrient-rich foods that can make you more alert.Read More
Take control of stress before it harms your mind and body. Follow these three tips to manage stress when it crops up, and lessen its intensity and frequency.Read More