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The Unwanted Shadow

Jamie Scanlon | Posted 10.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Jamie Scanlon

Most days there is no sun but there is still a shadow there, a shadow that follows me around, I can see it out of the corner of my eye, some days it's...

How to Quiet Your Racing Thoughts When You're Highly Sensitive

Tree Franklyn | Posted 10.06.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Tree Franklyn

A few years ago I sat in bed at 3 a.m. looking out at a lonely full moon, frustrated and trying unsuccessfully to quiet the swarm of swirling, non-sto...

8 Tips For Overcoming The Fear Of 'Putting Yourself Out There'

Quiet Revolution | Alice Bradley | Posted 10.06.2015 | Healthy Living

In researching Quiet, I met a scientist performing groundbreaking work on social anxiety disorder. A charming, articulate man, he confided to me that...

Stayed Too Long in Work That Doesn't Fit? Fix It!

Susan Bernstein | Posted 10.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Susan Bernstein

Instead of generally feeling "blah," you'll have a picture of what needs to be shifted. And, over time, you'll have a lot clearer picture of how bad things are actually getting. That may motivate you.

5 Things Most People Don't Understand About Your Anxiety

Unwritten | Posted 10.03.2015 | College

Originally published on Unwritten by Teresa Tellekamp. For anyone living with anxiety or an anxiety disorder, the phrase "it will get better eventual...

Deaf West Theatre Gets Loud with "Spring Awakening"

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 10.02.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

In Spring Awakening, Steven Sater's lyrics sing like poetry. Their intimacy tingles in your throat as you repeat them under your breath. Your eyes close, just long enough to dance on the brink of surrender.

How to Stop Overthinking

Kristen Brown | Posted 10.02.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Kristen Brown

Overthinking/obsessing on an issue is not going to help us make better decisions because we are still deciding from the same level of thinking we were at yesterday and the day before that.

Research-Based Curriculum Offers Ways to Help Children and Manage Anxiety in the Classroom

Kathryn Goetzke | Posted 10.02.2015 | Education
Kathryn Goetzke

Kids may be feeling added pressure to achieve good grades, do well on tests, and keep up with their friends. This can add an incredible amount of stress and anxiety.

WATCH: Slacking Off

Brad Yates | Posted 10.01.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Brad Yates

There are times when we are moving ahead at full steam... and then there are those other times. And, sometimes it's okay to slack off. But if you su...

Give Your Kids What They Need Most

Scott Gornto | Posted 10.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Scott Gornto

In our parenting wisdom, we thought taking Cuddles away from him for just a day or a night would be effective discipline. You know where this is going because you may have tried the same thing with your child and her blanket or his favorite cap.

3 Scientific Ways Helicopter Parenting Makes You Miserable (and What to Do Instead)

Lantern | Posted 09.30.2015 | Parents

There are so many modern parenting guides for raising successful (and intelligent, moral, creative, vegan, eco-friendly, bilingual, and musical) children, that trying to navigate the child-care section at the bookstore--let alone parenting itself--can be confusing.

What's the Opposite of FOMO?

Ben Michaelis, Ph.D. | Posted 09.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Ben Michaelis, Ph.D.

Stop wishing that you were somewhere else, spending time with other people, or living a different life. We all have our own life lessons to learn. Let your lesson for today be this: Saying Yes to wherever you are, is one of the simplest and best things you can do for yourself and others.

How to Change Bad Habits in 4 Easy Steps

Pragito Dove | Posted 09.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Pragito Dove

Question: I cannot stop the habit of over-eating (worrying, being late, or whatever your habit is). Life is continuously changing; it is a flow. Ha...

There May Be A Way To Prevent Anxiety Disorders In Children

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 09.29.2015 | Healthy Living

Kids who have at least one parent with anxiety disorder may be up to seven times more likely than others to suffer anxiety disorder themselves.&...

5 Daily Tips (You Already Know) for Pushing Through Your Depressive Rut

Kimberly Cooper | Posted 09.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Kimberly Cooper

Depression is a beast, and frankly, sometimes we just don't feel like dragon-slaying to get through the morning, let alone an entire day.

When Anxiety Came to Visit...

Jamie Scanlon | Posted 09.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Jamie Scanlon

Whilst this was over 12 months ago now, it is still as vivid as ever. This story still has so much relevance to the goings on in my life currently; lo...

It's Time to Talk: South Asian Women in the U.S. Have Some of the Highest Suicide Rates

Sheena Vasani | Posted 10.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Sheena Vasani

I hope to initiate conversation not just about the mental health crisis in our communities, but also about what it actually means to be an emotionally healthy South Asian female.

WATCH: Hoping It Won't Work

Brad Yates | Posted 09.25.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Brad Yates

When we are not getting the results we say we want, it generally isn't because we are bad or stupid, but because part of us is resisting change. Even...

5 Tips to Defeat Autumn Anxiety

Matthew B. James, Ph.D. | Posted 09.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Matthew B. James, Ph.D.

Try out these tips as Autumn hits your household. Share them with your kids to encourage a positive relationship to change and transition. And remember what William Somerset Maugham wrote,

6 Ways My Anxiety Has Been A Secret Weapon

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 09.24.2015 | Women

I like to describe my anxiety as my most dedicated "frenemy."  Any one of the 40 million Americans who struggle with anxiety disorders ...

5 Phrases to Avoid Saying to An Anxious Child (and 5 Alternatives)

Renee Jain | Posted 09.25.2015 | Parents
Renee Jain

This infographic tells a story about how parents-with great love and affection-try to help their anxious children. It also tells a silent tale about what those children wish they could express to their parents about what they are experiencing.

From Abused and Homeless to Ph.D.

DaShanne Stokes | Posted 09.23.2015 | Impact
DaShanne Stokes

"Oh, my God. Are you serious?" That's a reaction I often get when people hear how I accidentally discovered, at the age of twenty, that I was adopted.

6 Simple Steps to Ease Common Core Anxiety

Lisa Cavallaro | Posted 09.22.2015 | Education
Lisa Cavallaro

So the Common Core process doesn't make a lot of sense to us parents. We can't see the connection between the tests and how they make anything better in our kids' schools. So what? Schools have our kids for about thirteen years. We have them for a lifetime!

How Meditation Can Improve Your Marriage

Jennie Lee | Posted 09.22.2015 | Weddings
Jennie Lee

Modern marriages face a lot of stress -- too little time and money, too much technology and temptation. In order to keep your love alive, it is es...

Anxiety Tips Nobody Ever Tells You About

Ravishly | Posted 09.21.2015 | Healthy Living

There is a lot of mental health advice on the Internet. I mean, a lot. So much. Which is so weird, because most of it is exactly the same. Exercise!...