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Kids With Dogs Are Less Likely To Suffer From Anxiety

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 11.25.2015 | Healthy Living

Here's one more talking point for your kids as they try to convince you to get them a four-legged friend: A new study published in the journ...

Social Media Can Make Holiday Stress Worse

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 11.24.2015 | Technology

If your heart rate's up, put the phone down. That simple advice could save you a lot of grief this holiday season. Experts say social media is liable...

Releasing the Power of Love

Hale Dwoskin | Posted 11.23.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Hale Dwoskin

This love is already right within you waiting to be discovered, nurtured and expressed by you. No matter what you are experiencing in this moment the healing power of love can help you to move beyond barriers and discover true lasting solutions on micro and a macro-cosmic levels.

Shyness: 4 Methods to Work With Social Anxiety

Danielle Wolffe | Posted 11.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Danielle Wolffe

While social anxiety can truly, at moments, suck, it may have also invoked strengths in you. Embrace those strengths. Be thankful for them. Trust them. Allow yourself to be empowered by them. Continue to use them to carve out your niche in the world.

Food Anxiety: 8 Holiday Survival Strategies

August McLaughlin | Posted 11.23.2015 | Healthy Living
August McLaughlin

I wish I could multiply and divvy up my healing and derivative joy and inject it into every person struggling with disordered eating. Since I lack that superpower, I'll instead share some useful strategies with hopes that they might find appropriate eyes.

The Yellow Brick Road of Terrorism

Nancy Fagan | Posted 11.23.2015 | Parents
Nancy Fagan

Children no longer live in a world of simple fears like those experienced by Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz. She gasped, "Oh my!" after learning she may soon encounter frightening "Lions, tigers, and bears."

WATCH: Gratitapping -- Happy Thanksgiving!

Brad Yates | Posted 11.23.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Brad Yates

As we settle in for Thanksgiving here in the U.S., it seemed fitting to share this quick video showing a simple way to use tapping -- one that may als...

ICYMI: Why Writers Run And How To Cope With Terrorism Anxiety

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 11.21.2015 | Healthy Living

ICYMI Health features what we're reading this week. In light of last week's attacks in Paris, we spent time with a piece about anxiety in the face of ...

Sensory Issues Can Predict Future Abdominal Pain for Some With Autism

Theresa Lyons, MS, MS, PhD | Posted 11.20.2015 | Science
Theresa Lyons, MS, MS, PhD

Gastrointestinal (GI) problems are common in children with autism. That is not an earth-shattering statement and I have blogged about that before. Studies have shown GI problems to be prevalent in 24-70 per cent of the autism population.

Why Do Public Bathrooms Make Us So Anxious, And Why Aren't We Doing Anything About It?

The Conversation US | Posted 11.20.2015 | Weird News
The Conversation US

American public bathrooms are often designed to make the experience exceedingly uncomfortable. Silence about the issue persists, largely because of cultural taboos that discourage any discussion about alleviating design flaws.

We Use Anxiety to Generate Motivation, Which Is Why We Can't Get Rid of It

Brianna Wiest | Posted 11.20.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Brianna Wiest

When we can't let go of something that we claim to despise, it is usually because we are in love with it in some way. That is to say, we believe it do...

15 Things I Did at 35 to Be Unstoppable at 40

Tara-Nicholle Nelson | Posted 11.20.2015 | Women
Tara-Nicholle Nelson

Beyond just the financial, I live an abundant, healthy life I love to look at -- and love to live. Is life perfect? Definitely not. But it is beautiful. And it was hard won.

10 Dos & Don'ts When Talking to Your Children about Terrorism

Dr. Jodi Gold | Posted 11.18.2015 | Parents
Dr. Jodi Gold

The recent violence and terrorist attacks in Paris present challenges for parents. Do you tell your children? When and how do you tell your children about these terrorizing and scary events? What are the dos and don'ts?

Mindfulness Health Insurance: How We Heal the System (And Ourselves)

Steven Crandell | Posted 11.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Steven Crandell

It's time we joined our Surgeon General Vivek Murthy and started leveraging health solutions at the site of greatest opportunity: the individual. Mindfulness can unlock this vast and under-utilized health resource. So what is mindfulness?

A Tale From a True Insomniac

Melissa McCarty | Posted 11.19.2015 | Women
Melissa McCarty

When my alarm sounded at seven am I quickly turned it off before the second annoying beep because as usual I was already awake I had been all night. After getting my daily fix of coffee pumping through my veins to boost the low power in my brain to high I headed to the studio.

Our Emotional Telescope: The Key to Inner Calm

Tom Morris | Posted 11.18.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Tom Morris

In light of the Paris events of late, I'd like to share a short passage from my new book, The Oasis Within. An older man is speaking to his nephew abo...

4 Techniques for Dealing With Panic Attacks

Richelle DeVoe | Posted 11.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Richelle DeVoe

The techniques below are not easy. They are not a passive way of overcoming panic like "just breathe." These steps require work. But it's work that will pay off. (At least it did for me.)

8 Tips To Help Heal From Depression

Megan Bruneau | Posted 11.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Megan Bruneau

When we make space for depression to be there, we can make linkages and better understand what causes it. When we become more aware of these causes, we can do what we need to feel better. Finally, we can be intentional around living our lives despite the presence of depression.

Letting Go of Fear of Failure -- Part IV

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 11.18.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Jim Taylor

This article is my fourth (and, I think, final) in a series exploring Fear of Failure. If you missed the first three articles, you may want to catch...

Letting Go and Showing the Real Me for My Daughter

Catherine Pearlman | Posted 11.16.2015 | Parents
Catherine Pearlman

When you become a parent something inside shifts. It happens slowly over time but it undoubtedly happens. People without children are free to act as they wish. They don't have to pretend for the sake of the kids.

The Ways I Live Happily With Anxiety

Aleichia Williams | Posted 11.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Aleichia Williams

When I've stopped living by these few rules that I am going to share, my anxiety has rushed back into my life. So I know that they work. Also, you'd be surprised these methods of living are pretty normal which helps me to believe that there's nothing abnormal about living with anxiety. I'm here to share!

This Is the Best Thing You Can Do for a Happy Life

Jodi Aman | Posted 11.16.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jodi Aman

Being flexible is the most important thing that you can do for your emotional, mental, physical and spiritual health.

3 Ways to Deal With Anxiety Caused By Confusing Digital Age Etiquette

Lantern | Posted 11.18.2015 | Healthy Living

For example, that interesting yet profoundly anxiety-producing time with my apparently-not-former friend. Was she being rude for ignoring me? Or, against my better judgment, had I been rude for messaging her insistently? Was I hounding her or was she ghosting me?

WATCH: Being Emotionally Manipulated

Brad Yates | Posted 11.16.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Brad Yates

There are folks who want you to get upset about things... some of them fairly trivial, like how a coffee cup is decorated...! Why? Because people wh...

How To Talk With Children And Teens About The Paris Attacks

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 11.17.2015 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

We are all agonizing over the tragic events in Paris. Something horrific has taken place that makes no sense at all. How do we possibly explain what happened in France to our children, when we ourselves cannot begin to comprehend it?