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Only a Breath Away: Relaxation Techniques to Reduce Caregiver Stress

Judy Santamaria | Posted 05.31.2014 | Impact
Judy Santamaria

We've all been given the advice "take a deep breath" when experiencing high levels of stress or anxiety, and while that usually does the trick, many o...

Four Common Situations Where Mindfulness Saves the Day

Eden Kozlowski | Posted 06.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Eden Kozlowski

Being mindful is like being a very calm sports announcer -- being aware of the play-by-plays of life yet not getting too wrapped up.

What Parents Can Say to Raise Secure Children

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 06.01.2014 | Parents
Dr. Jim Taylor

The next time we were out for a walk with Catie, she, as usual, fell down. But instead of rushing to her, we just waited a few seconds. And in those brief moments, our catchphrase was born.

Tourist Scams: What You Need to Know

Rita Anya Nara | Posted 05.31.2014 | Travel
Rita Anya Nara

One of the best ways to defend ourselves against scammers is to know what their tricks are, and how to avoid them -- then you can go back to actually enjoying your vacation.

Gifted+Learning Disabled = No Desk For You, Says New Study

Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D. | Posted 05.31.2014 | Education
Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D.

We all celebrate our 2e heroes once they accomplish something great.They all needed accommodation, though many did not receive them. We do not need our 2e children to be famous, but we do need them to get the assistance they need to do well in school, and further to bring their talents to bare.

Eyes Up: Breaking the Worry Habit

John Duffy, Psy.D. | Posted 05.28.2014 | Healthy Living
John Duffy, Psy.D.

I am finding that most of us cannot articulate the nature of our worry. For many, we worry that we're going to be afraid. We worry about worry. Worry and fear become the muddy ruts of habit, our baseline before the day begins.

Why We Are Together but Feel Alone

Umar Zulqarnain | Posted 05.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Umar Zulqarnain

Technology allows us to hide from others while being connected. We can edit who we are, what we say, and how we are perceived. We become willing to dispense with people and comfortable with being dispensed. We can decide when to communicate and how much.

Leaving My Kids for the Weekend Was Friggin' Hard

Dana Mark | Posted 05.28.2014 | Parents
Dana Mark

Of course I missed my kids. I called them and emailed my mom for updates, relishing the few pictures she sent. I talked about them more than any of the childless girls there could probably tolerate. But I had a fantastic time.

How To Manage Anxiety At A Moment's Notice

Tiffany Crawford | Posted 05.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Tiffany Crawford

Practice extreme compassion for yourself and any other parties that maybe involved. Compassion brings the gift of shifted perspective. It allows you to see the love, desire and intention of what is going on.

What I Never Expected When I Joined YouTube

Paige McKenzie | Posted 05.26.2014 | Teen
Paige McKenzie

My hope is that as technology grows so will our acknowledgement that we have to help our youngest users to balance their online and offline relationships. So that everyone, young and old, will have a friend they have actually met.

Teenagers With Anxiety and Depression: There's Hope -- Big Hope

Eden Kozlowski | Posted 05.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Eden Kozlowski

I recently began a series of classes on mindfulness and meditation to help those challenged with chronic pain, depression and/or anxiety. About two we...

Hypnosis for the Hospital: The Evidence Is in on Patient Comfort

Larry Burk, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Larry Burk, M.D.

Have you ever been anxious about undergoing a stressful medical procedure such as a mammogram or MRI scan, or something even more painful such as a br...

WATCH: Feel Powerful Everywhere!

Brad Yates | Posted 05.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Brad Yates

While we may have certain places where we feel pretty comfortable in our own skin and are in our personal power, there may be other places where we fe...

WATCH: The Taxi Ride That Changed My Life

Posted 03.21.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Sometimes the smallest things can initiate the biggest changes. For life coach Whitney Hess, that thing was a mere cab ride. "I was sitting in a ta...

4 Good Ways to Cope With Fear

David Kessler | Posted 05.19.2014 | Healthy Living
David Kessler

We don't want to live in a world where planes go missing. It's terrifying. How do we cope with modern threats to our world? How do we calm our worried minds?

The Crisis Crisis

John Duffy, Psy.D. | Posted 05.14.2014 | Healthy Living
John Duffy, Psy.D.

"Dr. Duffy, please call me back right away. We're really in crisis here." There was nothing unusual about this phone call. After all, I'm a psycholog...

What Psychedelic Research Can Teach Us About Mental Health

Natalie Ginsberg | Posted 05.18.2014 | Science
Natalie Ginsberg

Psychedelic-assisted therapy has not only proven effective in alleviating terminally ill patients' anxiety, but has also yielded promising results in treating a variety of intractable psychological conditions over the years.

Risk-Taking for Your Children: How Much Is Enough?

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 05.18.2014 | Parents
Dr. Jim Taylor

We look to strike the right balance that will enable our children to experience life fully -- which means taking some risks -- and protecting them from experiences in which the potential costs outweigh the potential benefits.

Why Coming Through On Your Promises Feels So Good

Tiffany Crawford | Posted 05.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Tiffany Crawford

Honoring your word begins with honoring yourself. As simple as it sounds, and as much of it is a human birthright, it often is forgotten in the midst of competing demands and obligations. Here are three elements to remembering to honor yourself in those crazy moments of life.

5 Warning Signs That Depression Is Affecting Your Relationship

Dr. Shannon Kolakowski | Posted 05.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Shannon Kolakowski

A resounding body of research has shown how closely depression is related to relationships in a cyclical fashion: Depression affects the quality of your relationships, and the features of your relationship can affect your level of depression.

How to Find a Quiet Place to Relax in a Crowded Foreign City

Rita Anya Nara | Posted 05.13.2014 | Travel
Rita Anya Nara

It's easy to feel drained or overstimulated during and after travel. Finding a tranquil place to relax and regroup during your trip is one of the most obvious ways to prevent mental or emotional burnout -- and keep every day of your vacation feeling (almost) like the first day you arrived.

Divorce Confidential: Managing Your Emotions During A Divorce

Caroline Choi | Posted 05.13.2014 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

Can someone say "social media" as the new therapeutic emotional outlet?

The Anxiety of 'Read It Later'

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 05.12.2014 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

I miss the days before my reading and viewing lists became overwhelming and anxiety-inducing. I miss the feeling that I could actually consume the content I wanted to consume.

Religion Can't Compete With Entertainment

Nigel Barber | Posted 05.10.2014 | Science
Nigel Barber

The primary function of religion is to help people feel better about their lives. Competing feel-good products include psychotherapy, anti-anxiety drugs, and entertainment. As the number of competitors grows in developed countries, religion declines in importance.

WATCH: How One Workaholic Learned The Importance Of Play

Posted 03.10.2014 | Healthy Living

What do you do when the career path you've created for yourself ends up running you into the ground? Charlie Hoehn, author of new book Play It Away...