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Olympics All About Managing Anxiety

Ken Reed | Posted 04.22.2014 | Sports
Ken Reed

For many of the athletes that have filled our screens the last couple weeks, they have a couple minutes to perform at their best and that's it. Their biggest competitor is not some athlete from another nation, it's choking.

Do You Suffer From the Imposter Syndrome?

Morty Lefkoe | Posted 04.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Morty Lefkoe

I remember a client I had many years ago -- an executive in a large aerospace firm -- who complained about a little voice in his head that was constan...

The Year I Lost My Mind

Sarah Fader | Posted 04.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Sarah Fader

I was told repeatedly that I was nut case. I was told to stop calling the doctor. I was discouraged for reaching out for help. This is not the way that patients with mental illness should be treated. We are humans. We are not defined by our diagnoses.

My First Panic Attack

Sarah Fader | Posted 04.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Sarah Fader

Not only was I going to die someday, but I was very small in comparison to the rest of the world, which was rather large. I couldn't get over how small I felt. I was an ant and the universe was expansive and I was drowning in the hugeness of it all.

7 Things You Shouldn't Say To Someone With Anxiety

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 02.19.2014 | Healthy Living

If you’ve ever suffered from severe anxiety, you’re probably overly familiar with the control it can have over your life. And you’re not alone ...

13 Signs You Have Anxiety -- And Don't Know It

www.weather.com | Posted 02.16.2014 | Healthy Living

Just as some people feel depressed in the winter, some feel anxious. ...

3 Anxiety-Provoking Situations -- And How To Deal

Refinery29 | Posted 02.15.2014 | Healthy Living

Andy Puddicombe is a former Buddhist monk and the founder of Headspace, a project to make meditation accessible to busy people. The Headspace iPhone a...

Last Minute Valentine's Gift: How One Simple Word Can Transform Your Relationship

Tamar Chansky | Posted 04.16.2014 | Weddings
Tamar Chansky

The fact is, relationships are a table for two. And if you want to luxuriate at the table with your partner, rather than one (or both) of you wanting to sneak out a window, hail a cab and be outta there, make sure that your language is the connected kind.

Love Is in the Air This Valentine's Day: Even When PTSD Is Present

Harry Croft, M.D | Posted 04.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Harry Croft, M.D

The good news is that PTSD doesn't have to put a damper on your Valentine's Day. With appropriate and effective treatment the condition can be controlled, allowing love and romance to prosper yet again in your relationship.

How an On-Air Panic Attack Improved My Life

ABC News | Posted 02.13.2014 | Healthy Living

Shortly after seven on a sunny spring morning in 2004, I freaked out in front of five million people. I was filling in on "Good Morning America," anch...

3 Personality Traits That Stress You Out!

John Tsilimparis | Posted 04.14.2014 | Healthy Living
John Tsilimparis

Why do we worry so much? Despite it being time consuming and exhausting, it's still another issue of control that we struggle to let go of. We essentially worry because we have convinced ourselves that if we worry enough about something, bad things won't happen to us and we will be safer in the world. But, in truth, it has the potential to make us feel more distressed.

8 Signs You Should See A Therapist

Posted 02.18.2014 | Healthy Living

Everyone experiences periods of stress, sadness, grief and conflict, so when you're feeling off it can be hard to know if it's time to see a professio...

Sex: A Perspective From the Bench

Literally, Darling | Posted 04.13.2014 | Women
Literally, Darling

Frankly, sex was terrifying to me. I mean who thought to put that there? Exchanging bodily fluids seemed gross and fraught with STD and HIV perils. People willingly have sex, which requires an enormous amount of vulnerability, and they don't run background checks on people?

How Stress Pros Deal With What's Worrying Them

Garance Clos | Posted 04.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Garance Clos

The only way to make a real difference is to make every action count, be fully present and conscious of the consequences of all your actions. Focus on one task at a time, learn to prioritize and just go with the flow.

Ever Have a Panic Attack?!

Jenny Koppelman Hutt | Posted 04.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Jenny Koppelman Hutt

My son was 10 minutes late to the car today after school. And the level of panic I felt was, well, definitely excessive and probably not normal. But ...

WATCH: Tapping Into Excellence!

Brad Yates | Posted 04.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Brad Yates

It's Olympics time again! I did this video during the last Winter Olympics, and so it seemed fitting to share it again now. Enjoy! If you are ne...

Managing Anxiety by Whatever Means Necessary

Sarah Fader | Posted 04.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Sarah Fader

Society, let's stop telling people how to manage their mental illness and instead support them on their journeys to find their way.

5 Research-Proven Strategies to Naturally Reduce Stress

JJ Virgin | Posted 04.11.2014 | Healthy Living
JJ Virgin

Welcome to 2014, where chronic stress becomes the new normal and our fast-faster society juggles a never-ending to-do list even as we're still frantically catching up from last month's agenda. You can't eliminate stress, but you can learn to reduce its impact and attain grace under pressure with the right strategies.

Four Ways to Free Yourself From Your To-Do List

Daniela Tempesta, LCSW | Posted 04.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Daniela Tempesta, LCSW

I tend to see my to-do list as something that will help me relieve anxiety -- when the to-do list gets smaller, so will my anxiety. Mistake. While it feels great to check things off the list, when there are still pending items I feel like a failure.

Parenting 101: Your Child's Stress Is Your Stress

Leslie Rasmussen | Posted 04.09.2014 | Parents
Leslie Rasmussen

I don't think there's anyone who can raise my stress level the way my children can. Our children don't realize that we not only have our own anxiety, but we take on theirs as well. It's not the healthiest thing to do, but it comes with the territory of being a parent.

A Child Near You May Need Your Kindness: Living With the Drama of Addiction

Dr. Tian Dayton | Posted 04.09.2014 | Impact
Dr. Tian Dayton

This week share a little of your sane world, your easy manner or your safe space with that kid. You probably already know who they are.

Facebook Found a Way to Make Me Feel Even Worse About Myself: The Facebook Movie

Jennifer Garam | Posted 04.09.2014 | Women
Jennifer Garam

y sister's video told the story of her meeting her now-husband, their dates and vacations and their wedding. It showed the announcement that she was pregnant with twins, belly bump pictures and her adorable newborns.

Mental Health on the Go

Wray Herbert | Posted 04.09.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

Severe, debilitating anxiety has afflicted Scott Stossel his entire life, a life he describes in his morbidly fascinating new memoir, My Age of Anxiety. His case may be especially tormenting, but he is far from alone in this plight.

Can You Inherit Anxiety?

Donna Wick, Ed.D | Posted 04.09.2014 | Parents
Donna Wick, Ed.D

Isn't anxiety more of an environmental phenomenon, produced, or at least heavily influenced, by Type A, perfectionist over-parenting? Given the current state of the world, isn't anxiety adaptive; that is, doesn't it make sense to be a little bit anxious?

Can Smartphone Applications Take the Stress Out of Touring Alone?

Rita Anya Nara | Posted 04.08.2014 | Travel
Rita Anya Nara

Can smartphone applications take the stress out of touring alone? Or will it take out the fun? And the discovery?