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The Closet Caused My Anxiety

Wayne Dhesi | Posted 02.12.2016 | Queer Voices
Wayne Dhesi

Anxiety can become debilitating, there's no question about that. I know I'll have massive dips as well as periods when it disappears completely, however, it'll always be there, somewhere. What I'm doing now though is owning my anxiety not fearing it.

WATCH: Raise Your Vibration (Virtual Shot of Espresso)

Brad Yates | Posted 02.12.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Brad Yates

Here's a quick pick me up, just in case you could use one (or save it for later when you might need it...) If you are new to tapping, it will be ...

The Power of the Limbic Brain

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 02.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

Feelings and emotions that motivate or paralyze us lie within the limbic system. Our awareness that our emotional life colors our performance can liberate us from some brain chains.

What I Mean When I Say 'I Have Anxiety'

Gina Decicco | Posted 02.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Gina Decicco

I am awake, alive and breathing fine. So nothing is wrong, right? That's the thing about anxiety disorders. We look fine. Of course, we look fine. That however, does not make it any less debilitating.

How Unplugging Helped Me Reduce My Anxiety and Stress Levels

Jamie Scanlon | Posted 02.11.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Jamie Scanlon

My anxiety that sat in my chest for so long has subsided. I feel clearer during the day and fresh like I did in my youth. I feel like there is a direct connection to removing all devices, and hence my forever-running mind, from my immediate space during the night.

5 Steps For Moms to Regain Control Over Anxiety in Overdrive

Carly Snyder, MD | Posted 02.11.2016 | Parents
Carly Snyder, MD

Addressing this anxiety can be tricky, as it needs to be dampened down but is impossible to completely banish. If the goal was to rid a mom of all anxiety then the plan would be doomed to fail from the start.

4 Mind Tricks to Try When Anxiety Strikes

Farsh Askari | Posted 02.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Farsh Askari

When I see something that triggers anxiety, whether it's an actual physical manifestation or just in the mind's eye, I distract myself until my anxiety subsides. In my quest to recalibrate from distressed to de-stressed, I have found the following four quick-tricks to be, easy, practical, and effective anxiety antidotes.

How Memes Are Hurting Trauma Survivors

Margaret Howard | Posted 02.09.2016 | Impact
Margaret Howard

Here's the thing about this saying, attributed to Lao Tzu (just below, in quotes), and others like it, which are very popular on the interwebs: It's (...

WATCH: Resistance to Opportunities?

Brad Yates | Posted 02.05.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Brad Yates

There may be a number of things you say that you want (a job, relationship, etc.), but if they aren't showing up in your life, it may well be that, un...

Why Ignoring May Backfire: Positive Alternatives for Disruptive Behavior

Jessica Minahan | Posted 02.04.2016 | Education
Jessica Minahan

Some students will stop at nothing to get attention in class. Banging on the desk, making burping sounds, making inappropriate comments - we have all experienced these tedious behaviors that stop the learning and wear down even the most dedicated and experienced teacher.

From Suicide to Success

George Bell | Posted 02.04.2016 | Healthy Living
George Bell

I was told last week I was going to be a blogger for The Huffington Post and naturally I was ecstatic. It is one of the world's most read news sources...

Road Rage Experience Leads to Examination of Society

Aimee L. Baror | Posted 02.04.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Aimee L. Baror

For starters, the next time someone is tailgating me with a vengeance, I will simply move over and let them be on their way. I allowed my ego to overcome me and lead me to self-righteousness.

10 Thoughts That Happen During A Panic Attack

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 02.04.2016 | Healthy Living

If you've never experienced a panic attack before, allow us to give you a little spoiler alert: They're the absolute worst. For many of the 40 million...

Anxiety Is Inherent to Motherhood, and That's Not All Bad

Carly Snyder, MD | Posted 02.03.2016 | Parents
Carly Snyder, MD

The 'What Ifs' of motherhood can boil down to instinctual anxiety about our children's safety, the drive to protect, and awareness that we can't stave off every hazard. Anxiety is often considered the enemy, something to be avoided. However, in many ways, maternal predisposition to anxiety can be seen as a positive, adaptive process.

The Darker Side of a Parent's Heart

Joy Page Manuel | Posted 02.02.2016 | Parents
Joy Page Manuel

Always, a knot resides in my chest. A heaviness, a sense of impending doom that I try to control or deny. It's a daily unconscious routine of sweeping the crumbs of fear scattered wherever I walk. Sometimes I can avoid them like landmines, moving with such care trying not to disturb these fragile thoughts.

The Tyranny of Perfection

Dr. Randy Kamen | Posted 02.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Randy Kamen

The pursuit of perfection contributes to heightened anxiety, stress, depression, and diminished self esteem. At the same time we cheat ourselves out of the potential joy and satisfaction that could be gleaned from what we do accomplish.

Managing Mental Illness and Depression

Quora | Posted 02.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Quora

These Questions originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. ...

'Anxiety Is Not Manly'

Steve Zanella | Posted 02.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Steve Zanella

I never felt like the hero. The guy that would swoop in, save the day and get the girl. The guy all the other guys looked up to and wanted to be like. I couldn't be that guy. It was impossible and I knew it. Anxiety sucks! There, I said it.

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall -- The Journey Inward, Part 3

Dorote Lucci | Posted 02.01.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Dorote Lucci

As she stays with her transformation our heroine encounters a mirror -- will it give her a break from her new state? And who are her friends here? The...

You're not alone!

Brian R. King | Posted 02.01.2016 | Business
Brian R. King

When I was 15 years old, I attempted suicide. I've been plagued by anxiety for as long as I can remember. In many ways, it can be considered my defaul...

How To Travel With Mental Illness

Shanny Matterson | Posted 02.01.2016 | Travel
Shanny Matterson

Here's a scary statistic for you: Around 450 million people currently suffer from [mental illness], placing mental disorders among the leading caus...

Will 'Keeping Up With the Kardashians' Make Us Winners of a Losing Battle?

Kristen Lee Costa | Posted 02.01.2016 | Comedy
Kristen Lee Costa

February is international self-esteem month, and there's plenty of how-to-boost-it conversations erupting. But what if we were to instead compete for low esteem and high anxiety?

WATCH: Needing to Find Fault With Others

Brad Yates | Posted 01.29.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Brad Yates

I know... I know... we all love to do this. But if we really look at it, it comes at too high a price. You deserve better. If you are new to tap...

Mental Illness Gets the Celebrity Treatment. That's a Good Thing

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 01.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Back in 2014, Dunham's memoir, Not That Kind of Girl, included a list of things that keep her up at night. Meanwhile, a realistic, yet not overly dramatized depiction of OCD gets a good amount of screen time on Girls in the form of Dunham's character. But is there such a thing as too revealing?

No, You Are Not an Hysterical Female, and This Is Not Just Anxiety

Patti Digh | Posted 01.29.2016 | Women
Patti Digh

I think there are many things you could call me. You could call me stubborn. You could call me opinionated. You could even call me anxious -- when I am anxious. Just don't let that be the benchmark for my health care, or a convenient thing to write when you can't find anything else wrong, or are so intent on not listening to me that you can't hear me.