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Living With Anxiety

Merry Kuchle | Posted 01.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Merry Kuchle

I believe that mental illnesses like anxiety are real and they are illnesses. There should NOT be a stigma around them that keeps people like me white knuckling through their lives.

Vestiges of Thyroid Cancer

Tanya Rasa | Posted 01.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Tanya Rasa

Yes, I face challenges in my life as a result of the vestiges of thyroid cancer. There are days that I don't have the energy to get out of bed, but I do anyway. There are days that I can't think clearly, but I laugh about it and keep trying. Why? Because every day is a miracle to me.

Mind-Body Therapies To Ease Insomnia

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 01.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Recent research shows that mind-body practices can be one effective way to treat insomnia and some of its symptoms.

Coming Out to Your Family -- About Your Holiday Anxiety!

Jill Dahl | Posted 01.07.2015 | Women
Jill Dahl

Thanksgiving and Christmas are supposed to be times of joy and laughter, when we embrace the rituals that our families have honored throughout the years. Each family has a unique perspective on what constitutes a real Thanksgiving or Christmas.

The Stories We Tell Ourselves

Scott Gornto | Posted 01.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Scott Gornto

Most anxiety stems from self-fabricated stories based on speculation and assumption. We tell ourselves fictional stories about the people in our lives or the circumstances that befall us. We do it all the time. Seldom do we notice what we're doing.

WATCH: Resisting Action on Little Things

Brad Yates | Posted 01.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Brad Yates

Life is full of little things that need to be done... and for various reasons we may find ourselves avoiding getting them done, even when it would be ...

Blaming Obama for Ebola? Dysfunctional Politics and Dread Disease

M. Gregg Bloche, M.D., J.D. | Posted 01.07.2015 | Politics
M. Gregg Bloche, M.D., J.D.

Did the Democrats lose the Senate over Ebola? Pundits are parsing the exit polls, and they'll no doubt come to contradictory conclusions. But the surreal notion that President Obama's incompetence put America at risk for dread disease fed Republican efforts to cast Democrats as a danger to the nation.

6 Essential Tips for Surviving the Holidays: Let the Games Begin!

John Tsilimparis | Posted 01.06.2015 | Healthy Living
John Tsilimparis

But the holidays do not have to be so stressful. If we open up our minds a little bit and heighten our awareness to how blindly we subscribe to holiday dogma, we may be able to alter our reaction to it. So, if indeed the drama is partly self-inflicted, then we have the power to "un-inflict" ourselves and let go of the traps we easily fall into.

What Do Normal People Think About?

Maria Senise | Posted 01.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Maria Senise

In order to help ease my anxiety, I have to distract myself. Moving around and being productive makes it a bit easier for me to ignore the worries tha...

Nervous Laughter, Tears of Joy

Wray Herbert | Posted 01.06.2015 | Science
Wray Herbert

Everyone has witnessed or experienced discordant expressions -- crying at a wedding, growling at the sight of a newborn baby, screaming in the presence of a teen idol. Are these inappropriate emotional expressions simply embarrassing aberrations? What psychological purpose could they serve?

Never Leave The Hospital! Health Tech Wearables, Implanted Chips

Chuck Nyren | Posted 01.04.2015 | Fifty
Chuck Nyren

I'm having issues. I'm worried that the medical industry might want me to worry too much about my health. A little worry is good. But constant worry? It seems as if they want me to think of nothing else but my vital signs for the rest of my life.

Ebola and the Anxious Mind

Debra Kissen | Posted 01.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Debra Kissen

Google "can I get Ebola" and many questions immediately arise: "Can I get Ebola from a bowling ball?" "Can I get Ebola from shaking hands?" "Can I get...

Worry, Don't Be Happy: How We Decide What's Dangerous

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 01.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

The desire to seal off borders and quarantine the health care workers is driven to a large extent by our ancestral behavioral immune system. Cues that once improved survival have become maladaptive behaviors in our contemporary world.

Does Anxiety Afflict the Creative?

Maria Senise | Posted 01.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Maria Senise

I can't help but think that the false idea that I had to follow some popular societal protocol for my life choices instead of following my heart had something to do with it. I must ask: Are those who are creative more prone to anxiety because of this?

4 Ways to Deal with Your Anxious Child's 'What Iffing'

Renee Jain | Posted 12.31.2014 | Parents
Renee Jain

While reassurance is OK as a first response, to really connect with your child, look them in the eye, tell them you understand what they're going through and take some deep breaths together.

WATCH: Feeling Defensive

Brad Yates | Posted 12.30.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Brad Yates

As I've often said, self-sabotage is misguided self-love. We do some really questionable things because of an unconscious belief that such behavior w...

How to Safely Talk with (Anxious) Kids about School Shootings

Elaine Taylor-Klaus | Posted 12.31.2014 | Parents
Elaine Taylor-Klaus

Don't pretend nothing's happened. Respond to questions and concerns directly, matter-of-factly and age-appropriately.

What to Do About a Stressed-Out Teen

Tim Elmore | Posted 12.29.2014 | Parents
Tim Elmore

A new report was just released, unveiling a study of adolescents and stress. It's eye-opening. I realize I've written on this topic already, but I con...

Moving On

Doug Kreeger | Posted 12.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Doug Kreeger

As I turn the page on a new chapter of my life -- sober, aware, present, instinctual -- it only made sense that I search for a new place to hang my hat.

Better Expectations

Victor Imbimbo | Posted 12.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Victor Imbimbo

Expectancy is a funny thing. It seems the more you focus on a specific outcome, the more attainable that outcome becomes. And nowhere is this mentality more important than it is with regards to improving the quality of life of family caregivers.

How to Deepen Your Relationship With Yourself

Nancy Colier | Posted 12.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

All experiences, welcomed, are opportunities to see and know the truth of ourselves more clearly. With this attitude, we can relate to our whole life, the sweet and the bitter, as enlightening, not necessarily wanted, but enlightening nonetheless, and in that light, meaningful.

5 Ways to Overcome Fear on the Slopes

Liftopia | Posted 12.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Liftopia

Fear doesn't just come up for new skiers; if you only ski once a year, or are pushing yourself to learn something new like moguls, you could find yourself getting unnerved. While there is no "cure-all" for facing skiing anxiety, there are some techniques you can use.

The Importance of Meditation for Parents of Children With Special Needs or Challenges

Eden Kozlowski | Posted 12.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Eden Kozlowski

On my end, I've written that my meditation practice has been my "saving grace." Okay, if I am going to be honest... it is stronger than that. It has saved my life. With my daughter, I probably would have lingered in a consistent state of depression. I've had bouts, but with my practice I could always get out of it.

Falling in Love With Your Dark Side

Genavieve Shingle | Posted 12.27.2014 | Women
Genavieve Shingle

I was a nationally competitive gymnast for 15 years, and when you are performing half-naked in a leotard in front of thousands of people live and on TV, of course you want to come off as perfect.

5 Apps To Help You Cope With Anxiety

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 10.27.2014 | Healthy Living

Anyone familiar with feelings of worry, stress and anxiety knows that getting to a calm, peaceful place isn't always easy. As society becomes increasi...