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Having Anxiety Does Not Mean I'm 'Crying Wolf'

Heather Gillis-Harris | Posted 04.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Heather Gillis-Harris

I have anxiety. Sometimes in manifests in the form of a panic attack. When I am awake and have a panic attack, it usually starts with a pain in my c...

How I Handle My Travel Anxiety: 5 Pill-Free Tactics

Starre Vartan | Posted 04.27.2015 | Travel
Starre Vartan

My wanderlust is so strong that it manifests as a physical ache (like someone with their hand pushing on my back) and itchy feet. But as much as I love traveling, it brings with it significant anxiety.

The Secret to Well-Being

Lisa Firestone | Posted 04.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

Like love, happiness is often treated like a physical object we must find and snatch up. Yet, also like love, happiness is something we are more likel...

The Conscious Guide to Overcoming Anxiety

Neil Seligman | Posted 04.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Neil Seligman

How many of us can say we never experience anxiety at some stage of our day? None! We all experience anxiety, particularly if we fulfill multiple ro...

The Pit Bull at the Gate

Doug Kreeger | Posted 04.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Doug Kreeger

The first time I experienced sex I was too young to understand what the act was, let alone how to process the complex emotions of what was happening. ...

Of Melancholy and Magic

Anne Almasy | Posted 04.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Anne Almasy

The next time I lay down to die, I hope to be an old woman, with deeply-etched laugh lines and gnarled knuckles from gripping my camera too fervently, my pen too fondly. Because it won't be tomorrow. Or the next day. Or the day after that. I still have so much light to find.

3 Reasons To Befriend Your Anxiety

Rose Caiola | Posted 04.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Rose Caiola

The next time you feel anxious, rather than squelching it, give some thought to the kind of anxiety you are experiencing. There may be an important message worth heeding. If your anxiety is causing you to question a moral dilemma, embrace it -- or at least be open to it. The anxiety you are experiencing may be more helpful than you realize.

Personal Power vs. Power Over Others

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 04.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

All of us would love to have personal power -- the power to manifest our dreams, the power to remain calm and loving in the face of fear, the power to...

Parenting the Long Game

John Duffy, Psy.D. | Posted 04.20.2015 | Parents
John Duffy, Psy.D.

If you zoom in on a graph, you might see volatility, moment-to-moment, day-to-day. But when you step way, way back, zoom all the way out, the long game might very well be smooth. Your child's life is the whole graph, the long game.

The Tyranny of Panic Attacks: Healthy Tips for Coping

John Tsilimparis | Posted 04.20.2015 | Healthy Living
John Tsilimparis

About 6 million American adults experience a panic attack every year. Panic attacks are bi-products of anxiety that occur regularly or intermittently....

15 Things Anyone Who Loves A Woman With Anxiety Should Know

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 04.21.2015 | Women

During the years my mother was still putting me to bed, I would ask her one question before she left my room each night: “Can you give me so...

Anxious About a Work-Related Conflict? You're Likely to Make a Bad Decision!

Douglas LaBier | Posted 04.17.2015 | Business
Douglas LaBier

These findings are relevant to everyone in their career roles, but perhaps have greatest significance for those in high-impact decision making positions, whose judgment and decisions affect the organization's success.

WATCH: Tapping into Creativity

Brad Yates | Posted 04.17.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Brad Yates

If I had a nickel for every time I've heard someone say, "I'm just not creative"...! Creativity is part of who we are -- but for too many of us it ha...

A Little Unwell

Stephen Gray Wallace | Posted 04.16.2015 | College
Stephen Gray Wallace

An era of senseless tragedies has begrudgingly brought to the fore issues of mental health and the fragility that often lies beneath the surface of sometimes highly functioning, seemingly "normal" people.

Taming the Beast: How I Stopped the Blame Game From Controlling My Life

Lauren Kruczyk | Posted 04.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Lauren Kruczyk

I escaped the cage and found freedom from the wood pellets and stale feeder food. Maybe certain people tried to look for me; maybe they didn't. I didn't care. I was a hamster with a plan. I came to a fork, took the road less traveled and began running like my life depended on it (and hey, maybe it did).

Do Intelligent People Worry More?

Slate | David Wilson | Posted 04.16.2015 | World

If you worry a lot, fear not—your anxiety just might be a sign of high intelligence. The idea has been around for a while: The adage that ignorance ...

An Open Letter to 'Cool' Parents

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 04.16.2015 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

If you act like a friend or a cool parent, then you are essentially giving up your role as an authority figure. This is not a good role to part with. Teens not only need authority figures in their lives, but they thrive when they have parents who set limits, boundaries and structure.

Why Overthinking Is Holding You Back

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 04.15.2015 | Healthy Living

Do you have a hard time quieting your thoughts and keeping your brain from going into overdrive? In addition to making you more stressed and anxious, ...

The Difference Between Happiness and Pleasure

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 04.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

As we learn to shift our intent from controlling and not being controlled, to becoming loving to ourselves and others, the heart opens and joy is the result. Deep and abiding happiness and joy are the natural result of operating from the spiritual values of caring, compassion and kindness.

Mindfulness Meditation as a Means to an End

Susie Wolbe | Posted 04.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Susie Wolbe

There is so much mindfulness meditation can teach us: how to be in touch with our thoughts and feelings; how our thoughts and feelings impact our bodi...

What Anxiety Is Like Day to Day

Janelle Ann McCarthy | Posted 04.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Janelle Ann McCarthy

It's not something that I can control or just change whenever I want to. If I could just choose not to be anxious, I would. Since I can't, I've had to find ways to cope with it. I've found that meditation is the biggest help in calming my anxiety.

WATCH: Arguing for Limitations

Brad Yates | Posted 04.10.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Brad Yates

It has been written: "Argue for your limitations, and they are yours." We miss out on too much because of this, and the world misses out on too much o...

AA: Anxiety About Anxiety

Pete Jones | Posted 04.09.2015 | College
Pete Jones

There's a person who has to get pumped up every day to get through the day. There is a person like every one of you out there who has doubts, fears, questions and demands and that person is me.

The Ultimate Solution To Gross Toilet Seats

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 04.09.2015 | Comedy

Roommates, right? You go to pop a squat in the bathroom and find your toilet seat covered in sauce, cheerios and pee. Fret not, My Personal Seat i...

The Journey From Anxiety to Gratitude

Dr. Colleen Georges | Posted 04.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Colleen Georges

When all you see is what you don't have, trying to see what you do have is not easy.