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January Got You Down? What's Up With Blue Monday?

Rachel Busman, PsyD | Posted 03.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Rachel Busman, PsyD

A gentle reminder to ourselves to lighten someone else's spirits by making them smile, showing that you care, or sharing a laugh is a lovely way to combat those emotional lows.

WATCH: Expect the Best!

Brad Yates | Posted 03.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Brad Yates

As we enter a new year, it can sometimes be easy for us to look back at past disappointments and entertain discouraging thoughts. It's something we d...

Into the Light: The Season for Seasonal Affective Disorder Is Real

Arlene Malinowski, Ph.D. | Posted 03.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Arlene Malinowski, Ph.D.

I don't live in Florida or Rjuka, and I have not the time or inclination to erect giant mirrors on Willis Tower. But I am going to proactive. I will be making do right here and staring into the light for hopefully a happy winter.

Grief and Anxiety: How Can I Calm Down When I Know Bad Things Happen?

Megan Devine | Posted 03.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Megan Devine

The crazy train of fear prevents you from being present to what is, and it most definitely keeps you from enjoying what is here in this moment. Following these steps can get you off that train before it takes you too far.

Learning to Cry: Adventures in Anxiety and Depression, Part 2

Rachel Bulatovich | Posted 03.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Rachel Bulatovich

I would talk to people and they would remark, "You're depressed? But you look so together!" as if they were mutually exclusive. I want everyone to know what I'm going through because I'm not ashamed. I have no reason to be.

How Do I Help My Teen Daughter With a Break-Up?

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 03.08.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Unfortunately, as a mother you cannot fix everything for your daughter although that would be nice. She should, over time, get better at flexing her relationship muscles.

Silencing My Self-Critic: Adventures in Anxiety and Depression, Part 1

Rachel Bulatovich | Posted 03.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Rachel Bulatovich

I am my own worst enemy. I am my biggest critic. I am the biggest thing holding myself back. I'm plagued daily with feelings of inadequacy, and a pani...

You Won't Believe What Could Cure Your Fear of Flying

Peter Greenberg | Posted 03.08.2014 | Travel
Peter Greenberg

Do you jump at the slightest bump of turbulence? Do you clutch the armrest during take off and landing? Or are you even too afraid to go to the airport?

How Excitement May Be The Key To Overcoming Anxiety

Greatist | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

The sweaty palms, shaky voice, and crippling discomfort associated with anxiety are uncomfortable just to think about, but new research suggests a sur...

Led Across a Left-brain Landscape, These Women are Looking for Strong Men to Match Their Vision

Alexia Parks | Posted 03.05.2014 | Women
Alexia Parks

In a recent commentary in Time magazine, Camille Paglia singles out a small group of feminists whose views on men are well known, and then acts as if ...

Coming Out Of The Mental Illness Closet

Literally, Darling | Posted 03.04.2014 | Women
Literally, Darling

I am slowly beginning to accept that I can make my life look however I want, but under no circumstances can I sit back and wait for things to get better. Life is what you make of it. You have a choice.

You Probably Don't Have Bipolar Disorder (Or One Of These 7 Other Conditions)

Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

Severe depression, extreme irritability, over-exuberance: possible symptoms of bipolar disorder. Dying your hair and then missing the old color? Not b...

Anxiety Study Finds Key To Battling Stage Fright

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science

Sweaty palms. Dry mouth. A throbbing heart. At some point, most of us have experienced these awful symptoms of stage fright. And we've all heard that ...

WATCH: Happy New Year!

Brad Yates | Posted 03.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Brad Yates

From my family to yours, here's wishing you a magnificent New Year! I hope this video will help you make it so. If you are new to tapping, it will b...

The Common Emotion That Could Increase Your Risk Of Stroke

healthland.time.com | Posted 12.30.2013 | Healthy Living

New study looks at psychosocial factors affecting the likelihood of suffering a stroke ...

The Gift of Presence: How to Be Here Now

meQuilibrium | Posted 02.23.2014 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

By Jan Bruce The rush, the anxiety, the hectic pre-holiday mental storm has passed. And while it's nearly impossible to relax in the days leading up...

When Kids Refuse to Go to School

Debra Kissen | Posted 02.20.2014 | Parents
Debra Kissen

In treating school refusal, it is critical to first conduct a functional analysis to determine why a child is refusing to go to school. School refusal is not a diagnosis; it is a symptom of a disorder.

Are You Enjoying the Chaos Yet?

Robert C. Jameson | Posted 02.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Robert C. Jameson

If it's true that chaos and adversity are a part of life, then I want to use it for my growth, upliftment, and learning. I want to enjoy the process of life. I want to gain inner strength so I can deal with anything life brings me.

How To Use Fear To Tackle Your Challenges

Carolyn I. Rodriguez, M.D., Ph.D. | Posted 02.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Carolyn I. Rodriguez, M.D., Ph.D.

How can we use this understanding of fear to help us tackle our biggest challenges? Luckily, very effective tools for facing fear have been developed to help treat individuals who suffer from too much fear (like certain types of anxiety disorders).

When Reassurance Becomes a Crutch

Andrea Umbach | Posted 02.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Andrea Umbach

We have all done it. We try to say something that is helpful and reassuring. We try to say something that will take away someone's fears or doubts. The problem is it usually doesn't work. And sometimes reassurance does the exact opposite of what we intend.

5 Tips to Turn Holiday Stress Into Peace and Joy

Suna Senman | Posted 02.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Suna Senman

During the holiday time from Thanksgiving to New Year's, we tend to experience more activities, responsibilities and the corresponding stresses than u...

Confessions From an Anxious Mind

Debra Kissen | Posted 02.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Debra Kissen

Why is the human mind so good at pointing out all of the opportunities for failure? Is it a mean-spirited organ, hell-bent on creating emotional pain? The answer to that rhetorical question is of course no (although there are moments when it couldn't feel more true).

Holiday Depression Can Be a Surprising Gift

Barrie Davenport | Posted 02.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Barrie Davenport

But for some people, the weeks leading up to Christmas are the most painful of the year. Depression during the holidays is an all-too-common problem that turns the season into something to "get through" rather than a celebration to savor.

WATCH: Remember That You Are Brilliant

Brad Yates | Posted 02.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Brad Yates

At this time of year, there is often so much going on... and so much that we are trying to finish up by the end of the year, that sometimes in the ove...

4 Empowering Steps to Curb Emotional Overeating This Holiday Season

Shannon Kaiser | Posted 02.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Shannon Kaiser

No one usually forces a needle into a recovering drug addict's arm; in fact, drug addicts in recovery are usually celebrated and supported by non-user friends and family. But for food addicts, we come face to face with our temptation every single freaking day.