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Choosing Psychiatric Dependence

Caroline Posner | Posted 07.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Caroline Posner

Ms. Spechler lends, perhaps unintentionally, to the widespread paranoia about medication dependence: Truly relying on medication, our fearful culture would have it, limits our capacity for true health. Dependence is not, however, a categorical evil.

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: Have We Evolved to a Greater Understanding?

Lillie Leonardi | Posted 07.31.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Lillie Leonardi

So in my heart, I feel it is very timely that there is a day set aside to advocate awareness about PTSD. By doing so, the ignominy related to the illness may be better understood. And perhaps someday, there will be no need to even set aside a day.

Everything You Need To Know About Anxiety, In Under 3 Minutes

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 07.30.2015 | Healthy Living

If you're a human being on this planet, chances are you've experienced some level of anxiety at some point in your life. You may feel it whe...

'Union' Station: An Engagement Confession

Kat Cowley | Posted 07.30.2015 | Weddings
Kat Cowley

I have been with my romantic comrade, Alex, for 4 ½ years. I would say around two years ago we both inwardly realized and outwardly vocalized that we were each other's "last stop" on the dating train.

The End of the Unicorns & Rainbows

Kelly Mitchell | Posted 07.29.2015 | HuffPost Home
Kelly Mitchell

It's November. A stark transition from the sunny beaches of my now former island, Oahu. We're holed up in a motel in Petaluma. One that accepts pets. Specifically one that accepts three dogs.

6 Tips on How to Manage Your Fears With the Help of God

Stan Popovich | Posted 07.28.2015 | Religion
Stan Popovich

Using the help of God can be very effective in managing your fears and anxieties; however, many people do not know where to start. Here are some suggestions on how a person can use the help of God to help manage their own fears and anxieties.

How to Overcome the Fear of the Future

Stan Popovich | Posted 07.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Stan Popovich

Almost everybody worries about what will happen in the future. The prospect of not knowing if something good or bad will happen to you in the near future can produce a lot of fear and anxiety.

Advice For A Doubtful Bride

Giulia Rozzi | Posted 07.29.2015 | Divorce
Giulia Rozzi

Since I wrote the article Seven Signs It's More Than Just Cold Feet and toured with my solo show Bad Bride I have received a number of emails from strangers asking for advice. I wanted to share one of those messages (edited for anonymity) and my reply because I think the conversation may be helpful for others that feel stuck in a relationship.

Ease the Anxiety of Back to School

Jacqui Zadik | Posted 07.28.2015 | Parents
Jacqui Zadik

Discuss what to expect. Allow your child to express what they're afraid of, and make sure to follow-up with validating statements such as, "I know that must feel so scary. When I was a kid, I felt that way, too." If they don't open up, try asking, "How are you feeling about going to school?"

Is Worrying A Modernist Invention?

The New Republic | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 07.27.2015 | World

YOLO is the antidote to FOMO. They are the two guiding principles of our time, the time after God’s death. Drunk on the idea that we are free an...

The Tale Behind The Tat: Why A Semicolon Is A Symbol Of Strength

Unwritten | Posted 07.27.2015 | Women
Unwritten

It is reminder to stop and think. A reminder to keep going as you have so much to be grateful for. It is reminder than you are not merely a silhouette, but a voice that is meant to be heard. What many fail to understand is that they are not alone, and talking about it is not a crime. On the contrary, it can be your savior.

Why Finding Yourself Doesn't Mean Hurting Yourself

Unwritten | Posted 07.27.2015 | Women
Unwritten

When you are older, you will have faced enough adversity to have earned battle scars without looking for them. Challenges don't make you stronger or more mature if you wallow in the limbo that is not overcoming them, and often, there is a strong support system of people who will help you get through the tough times.

Pedicures And 9 Other Ways Yoga Stresses Me Out

Kathryn E. Livingston | Posted 07.25.2015 | Fifty
Kathryn E. Livingston

The world of yoga is not perfect, and, paradoxically, the very practice that lowers my stress level can cause it to soar. Nevertheless, I do love yoga and for me, the benefits far outweigh the drawbacks. When I encounter negative feelings and situations, I just breathe my way through.

7 Existential Life Lessons in Woody Allen's Irrational Man

Skye Cleary | Posted 07.24.2015 | Entertainment
Skye Cleary

Could you murder, if it was for a good cause? Woody Allen's movie Irrational Man toys with this question, and whether murder can be justified on existential grounds.

WATCH: Needing an Apology

Brad Yates | Posted 07.24.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Brad Yates

Too often, we put our well-being at the mercy of others. There is nothing wrong with wanting or even demanding an apology -- but maybe we don't need ...

6 Cures for the 'Not Enough' Blues

Dawn Falcone | Posted 07.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Dawn Falcone

It doesn't take a rocket scientist to realize that if you keeping focusing on "not enough" you in turn will not have enough. A small shift has to happen. Spend a bit of time practicing the six steps above and mix it with a little gratitude.

Neuroscientist: Everybody Is Misunderstanding Fear And Anxiety

New York Magazine | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 07.24.2015 | World

Every age believes itself to be the age of anxiety, as Auden’s famous poem first put it. But in his new book, Anxious: Using the Brain to U...

Moms Bravely Share Their Real Stories Of Postpartum Anxiety And Depression

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 07.29.2015 | Parents

  A powerful new video puts a face -- in fact, many faces -- to  postpartum depression and anxiety. Produced by blogger Jill ...

Dena Hobbs Talks Honestly on Faith and Anxiety

Monica Stevens-Kirby | Posted 07.22.2015 | Religion
Monica Stevens-Kirby

Dena Hobbs is a minister, mother, wife, volunteer, yoga instructor and writer. I sat down to interview her about anxiety, a subject she and her husband, Jason, are committed to addressing with faith, love and candor.

I Don't Hate You, I Have Social Anxiety

Alana Saltz | Posted 07.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Alana Saltz

Unfortunately, the more interested I am in getting to know a particular person, the worse this will be. If I really want someone to like me, I'm extra careful with what I say, which then ends up being little or nothing at all.

Daily Meditation: I Am Safe

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 07.21.2015 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be pa...

A Parent's-Eye View: Digging Deep to Peak

Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D. | Posted 07.21.2015 | Parents
Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D.

We are raising children in an age where there seems to be more worry and fear about everything, and less ability to persevere and cope in the face of adversity. Our modern day technological culture promotes doing things easier and quickly. Exerting the least amount of effort for the greatest impact and reward seems to be most valued.

Seven High-Peformance Tips for Adults with ADHD

Scott Shapiro, MD | Posted 07.20.2015 | New York
Scott Shapiro, MD

Being more productive doesn't necessarily mean working longer hours or working faster. To me, it means working more efficiently and effectively. Below are 7 tips that I teach my patients to help them be more productive.

The Anxious Americans

The New York Times | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 07.20.2015 | World

AMERICANS are a pretty anxious people. Nearly one in five of us — 18 percent — has an anxiety disorder. We spend over $2 billion a year on...

Jonathan Higbee: Photographer, Storyteller, And Friend

Michael Ernest Sweet | Posted 07.19.2015 | Arts
Michael Ernest Sweet

Yes, I admit it - Jonathan Higbee and I are friends. I say this upfront because likely someone will point it out. However, what people likely don't ...