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I Tried to Beat the Anxiety Algorithm

Lucas Waldron | Posted 08.31.2015 | Gay Voices
Lucas Waldron

For the parts of anxiety that can be controlled, I'm learning that everything comes down to loving yourself.

There's No Quitting in Parenthood

Jennifer Cowie King | Posted 08.31.2015 | Parents
Jennifer Cowie King

No, I'm not going to quit today or any other day on you, my precious son. My beautiful boy with the wide blue eyes and impossibly blonde hair. As much as you confound and challenge me, you inspire me.

WATCH: Losing Your Temper -- Needing to Intimidate

Brad Yates | Posted 08.31.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Brad Yates

One of the challenging things about being human is having our buttons pushed... and the unfortunate consequences of that. But like everything else, t...

How Cockroaches Became My New Self-Help Gurus

Michael C. Bryan | Posted 08.28.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Michael C. Bryan

Oh, I'm totally enlightened. But I'm having a panic attack right now, so do you mind if we talk after I don't feel like running screaming naked dow...

4 Things You Should Never Say To Someone With An Anxiety Disorder

Jennifer Rollin | Posted 08.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Rollin

Unfortunately, anxiety disorders are often misunderstood and it can be difficult to know what to say to someone who is suffering. The following are four things that you should never say to someone who is struggling with an anxiety disorder.

How to Turn Your Life Around

Rea Nolan Martin | Posted 08.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Rea Nolan Martin

Slumps are temporary situations and should never be misconstrued as a way of life. We are not meant to waste our days in darkness. Life is a sacrament, and we its offering. What we must leave on its altar is an intentional life of purpose, nothing less.

Learning How to Respect Your Struggles

Minaa B | Posted 08.27.2015 | Black Voices
Minaa B

Respect Your Struggle believes that in life there is room for failure. You don't have to be afraid of being different. You don't always have to be strong. You are not alone in your suffering, and despite the struggles that you face, your life is deserving of its best chance.

6 Tips on Balancing Your Family, Career and Your Anxieties

Stan Popovich | Posted 08.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Stan Popovich

It can be difficult for adults to have to take care of their families and manage their careers at the same time. This can cause a lot of stress and anxiety for many people. As a result, here are six tips on how to take care of your family and your career without getting overly stressed.

5 Ways to Help Kids Get Through School Jitters

Stephanie Hepburn | Posted 08.28.2015 | Parents
Stephanie Hepburn

Yesterday, I dropped off my 7-year-old at school. I held her hand as we wound around the school looking for her classroom and trying to make it before the bell signaled our tardiness. I tried to pass the one-year-old off to my husband so I could just focus on my daughter.

My top 20 worries today. Just today.

Susan McCorkindale | Posted 08.27.2015 | Women
Susan McCorkindale

I worry about everything. I don't want to, but I do. My mom's the same way and her mom was the same way. I don't know about my mom's mom's mom, but I can't worry about that. I've too much else to worry about.

Disarming the Selective College Arms Race: 6 Strategies for Parents

Hélène Tragos Stelian | Posted 08.26.2015 | College
Hélène Tragos Stelian

So how can we, the parents, help our kids navigate this crazy arms race of elite college admissions without feeding the beast? While we may be powerless to change the system, what steps can we take to make the best of a difficult situation, for our kids, our families, and our communities?

De-Stigmatizing Mental Health

Merritt Juliano | Posted 08.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Merritt Juliano

We praise and, in fact, incentivize preventative care for children, adults and our seniors, such as the annual visit to a GP for a "physical." Why not do the same for efforts to keep the brain healthy? We also need to start talking openly about mental health the way we talk about other health issues. Join the conversation.

If Mental Illnesses Were Monsters, This Is What They'd Look Like

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 08.26.2015 | Healthy Living

Mental illness is an intangible thing that can be all but impenetrable to those who don't experience it. That's why the U.K.-based artist Toby Allen&n...

Buddy, Can You Spare a Trillion Dollars? The Cost of Veteran Health Care

Dawson Church | Posted 08.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Dawson Church

"Are you a Vietnam veteran?" I asked "Stan," an auto mechanic I'd met a few minutes earlier in the course of a routine car checkup. He nodded affirm...

This Video Is A Beautiful Reminder To #LetGo And Live Your Life

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 08.25.2015 | Style

Life is stressful. The pressure to be perfect and our never-ending to-do lists seem to be omnipresent. But before the mere mention of t...

Anxiety in Children: Don't Look the Other Way

Elisabeth Corey | Posted 08.24.2015 | Parents
Elisabeth Corey

Anxiety doesn't show up like we think. In children, they may have panic attacks, but they may experience more subtle responses. Here are some examples of reactions I have seen in my own children.

6 Signs You Worry Too Much About What Others Think: Why It's a Problem and What to Do About It

Dr. Gary Trosclair | Posted 08.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Gary Trosclair

This being true to your whole self -- this individuation -- isn't easy. It takes courage and perseverance, but in the long run it feels better. And for many people, bringing their unique offerings to the world is what gives their life meaning.

8 Tips on How to Improve Your Self-Confidence

Stan Popovich | Posted 08.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Stan Popovich

Do you have trouble building up your self-confidence? If so, you are not alone. Everybody has trouble with building one's self-esteem in today's world. The key is to be persistent and to find the ways to improve your confidence so you can be successful in life. Here are eight easy suggestions to increasing your self-esteem in your life.

Learning to Self-Manage Stress and Lower Performance Anxiety

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 08.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Gail Gross

Regardless of whether you're on a stage singing a song, in an office giving a presentation, public speaking, taking a test, running a football or fighting a tiger, your fight or flight system operates in the exact same way. So what can you do about it?

A Glimpse Inside an OCD Mind

Julie Zack Yaste | Posted 08.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Julie Zack Yaste

I did not choose to have an anxiety disorder with depressive repercussions, but I am choosing to be open and vocal about it, because it's nothing to be ashamed of. It's part of who I am.

Comic Relief: How Comedians Give Us Permission to Be Human

Jamie Rautenberg | Posted 08.19.2015 | Comedy
Jamie Rautenberg

As a therapist, and general lover of humanity, I'm both hopeful and excited to see us all head in the direction of our shared acceptance of one another because we are all born out of the same darkness. It's from this dark place that comedians teach us to find the lightness of our being.

Ridding the Stigma of Mental Health Issues

Zane Rubin | Posted 08.18.2015 | Teen
Zane Rubin

The line between getting beaten down by the experience of human existence, and having a mental illness always seems to move. I know I lie toward the ill side, and yet I feel very wary to find the antidote to said illness. What if medication doesn't work?

Are Your 'Shoulds' Really Helping You?

Nancy Colier | Posted 08.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

Each time you hear yourself saying or thinking what "should" be happening, flip it around and ask the question, what is happening? Drop your fight with reality, your narrative about what "should" be, and you'll discover that reality, unburdened by your opposition, is a lot different than you think. The surest way to find peace is not to win the war, but to stop the fighting.

Why Group Therapy Is More Than Just A Support Group

The Huffington Post | Jared Greenhouse | Posted 08.18.2015 | Healthy Living

The stereotypical image of therapy -- a patient lying on a couch, his back to a disengaged professional -- is an antiquated one. In reality ...

What It's Like To Be Afraid Of Vomiting

Delaney Paige | Posted 08.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Delaney Paige

Most people are familiar with some of the more common phobias, like flying, public speaking, small spaces, and spiders. Emetophobia, on the other hand, often doesn't feel like it is recognized as a legitimate fear.