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4 Simple Things You Can Do to Improve Your Mental Wellness

Dr. Matt Goldenberg D.O. | Posted 01.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Matt Goldenberg D.O.

Many of the same behavioral activation techniques that are used in the treatment of depression can improve your mental wellness even if you do not suffer from depression.

New Study Suggests Postpartum Depression Lasts Longer Than You Think

Andrea Nair | Posted 01.27.2015 | Parents
Andrea Nair

Many mothers do feel ill-equipped to handle the big meltdowns preschoolers often repeatedly have, experience pressure to keep it all together and perceive they have nowhere to turn.

Fear and Loathing: Setbacks in Recovery From Depression

Shawn Henfling | Posted 01.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Shawn Henfling

My desire is to never lose that ability, that I never admit defeat, or become another name on the list of those who've lost the war on their minds. I hope that, as time goes on, and if the setbacks continue to occur, I seek not an exit but a welcome embrace. Until it is over, for better or worse, I will continue to chronicle my struggles, making them public in an effort to let you know you are not alone.

5 Ways to Learn From Troubling Times

Kathleen Pasley | Posted 01.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Kathleen Pasley

Most of us dread and despise difficult times -- whether it be financial woes, relationships breaking down, marriages ending, losing a job, fighting wi...

From Rock Bottom to Successful Entrepreneur: One Woman's Journey

Leisa Peterson | Posted 01.25.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Leisa Peterson

In her early 20s, Ruth Soukup spent 2.5 years battling debilitating depression. Today, she is a happy mom, wife, author and proud owner of a thriving ...

What's In A Dream?

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 01.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Not all dreaming is the same. There are several different types of dream classifications, including nightmares, recurring dreams and lucid dreams. Let's look briefly in detail at some distinct forms of dreaming.

How My Brother Saved Me From Suicide

Seth Adam Smith | Posted 01.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Seth Adam Smith

Sean's words weren't lengthy or profound, but they made me realize that my life mattered to other people; his words gave me hope to move forward in my life.

How I've Survived the Sudden Death of My Parents

Scott Stabile | Posted 01.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Scott Stabile

I'm 43 years old now, and I still haven't unburied all the pain around my parents' death, or the pain I carry in regard to my relationship with them while they were alive. But I'm digging, and I'm facing it, and I'm healing, and I'm growing.

A Workout to Wrestle Away Anxiety and Make You Smile

Jenine Durland | Posted 01.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Jenine Durland

We spend much of our daily lives checked out: on deadline, on task, too busy to let our emotions "get in the way". Feeling, after all, can be pretty uncomfortable and counter-productive in the Western sense of just needing to get things done.

3 Ways to Manage Anxiety: Advice From My Daughter - by Kristi Jo Jedlicki

Kindness Blog | Posted 01.20.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Kindness Blog

As I recover from this latest battle with the anxiety, I am looking for the lessons it has to offer me. Two of the greatest lessons are to be kinder to myself and to take my daughter's advice more often, as she is both kind and wise indeed.

Post-Holiday Loneliness? Here's Why and What May Help

Douglas LaBier | Posted 01.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Douglas LaBier

Loneliness takes different forms, and it may also signify different life experiences, both past and present. Some people's loneliness may be rooted in long-term emotional issues that have thwarted forming and maintaining relationships.

The Secret Medicine of Heartbroken Kindness

Jesua | Posted 01.20.2015 | Healthy Living

It is easy to be kind when we are feeling wonderful about life, when we're feeling buoyantly inspired, or luminous in love, or poignantly connected to...

How Meditation Changes Our Brains For The Better

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 01.20.2015 | Healthy Living

If you're one of those people who "just can't meditate," you may want to give it another shot. A new video from ASAP Science, a YouTube channel tha...

11 Statistics That Will Change The Way You Think About Depression

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 01.21.2015 | Healthy Living

Depression has a way of tricking even the happiest of people into thinking that life isn't worth experiencing. Their energy is evaporated, what once w...

Review Of "The Girl from Human Street" By Roger Cohen

Michael Roth | Posted 01.19.2015 | College
Michael Roth

A man who has assimilated very well, Cohen knows the pleasures and also the loneliness of diaspora. In writing his stirring memoir, in constructing a past with which he can live, he wrestled with demons both historical and personal.

The Panic Attack That Changed My Life

Posted 01.19.2015 | Healthy Living

Ashley Nessman, 23, of Hamburg, New Jersey, was diagnosed with a panic disorder in 2009 after years of misdiagnosis and unsuccessful attempts at treat...

Trust You Will Tread or Float

Justine Brooks Froelker | Posted 01.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Justine Brooks Froelker

For the last 15 years I have had the honor of witnessing people journey through some of the most difficult times of their lives to emerge as happier, ...

Living With Depression: One Man's Struggle to Overcome

Shawn Henfling | Posted 01.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Shawn Henfling

Now, when people ask me how I'm doing, I don't tell them I'm fine. Now, the answer is "better than I've been in a long time." My willpower is as strong as it ever was, but I'm learning to recognize when I need a little assistance. I am more than my depression, and it's OK to ask for help.

Depression as a Mnemonic

S. L. Young | Posted 01.13.2015 | Healthy Living
S. L. Young

Nobody has to struggle alone, as there's always someone who is willing to provide assistance. The challenge -- many times -- is to be willing to identify assistance and give someone an opportunity to help.

Rest in Peace Leelah Alcorn

Harry Cook | Posted 01.13.2015 | Gay Voices
Harry Cook

A video message about the passing of Leelah Alcorn. A word to parents worldwide. And a message to the LGBTQ youth of the world. Don't let go.

What's the Payoff?

Wendy Reese | Posted 01.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Wendy Reese

It may look like there is no payoff and you're a victim in the situation. If you truly want to shift your life, you have to get courageously honest with yourself. Explore these three guiding questions with your victim archetype.

10 Ways to Improve the Quality of Your Life in 2015

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 01.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

There is no greater an energy sucker in life than negativity. Whether it is your own negative attitude, spending time around negative people or being ...

We Can't Eat Money: A Journey to Mindfulness

Sunny Wight | Posted 01.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Sunny Wight

We have to ask ourselves, would we hand drugs to our kids? Would we provide them with a chronic dependency that rules their lives? No, we wouldn't. So why do we continue to hand them stressful lives with a shrug of our shoulders, and a blasé acceptance that it's 'just the way it is'?

Not Beaten, Bound or Broken

Stephanie Mitchell Hughes | Posted 01.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Mitchell Hughes

To those of you in the throes of your own depression I offer this: You may be cracked and chipped on every side but your depression has not crushed or conquered you. Do not despair, you will not be defeated. You are at a turning point and victory is close at hand. As always be encouraged, empowered, and emboldened to courageously communicate your truth!

11 Habits of People With Concealed Depression

Lexi Herrick | Posted 01.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Lexi Herrick

The problem is that the world becomes darkest when we all stop being able to understand each other. We tend to believe that hardship is worn openly upon one's chest like a battle scar, but many of these wounds do not easily reveal themselves to those that do not take the time to look.