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What Happened When I Broke Up With Anxiety

Monica Stevens-Kirby | Posted 02.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Monica Stevens-Kirby

I'm no expert, but of all the things I've given up, anxiety is my best so far. I sleep at night. I remember to eat. I listen for my laughter in movement and my strength in stillness. I am dating Mindfulness. I think Mindfulness is The One. I'm okay with all of this, all of me.

What to Do When the Toxic People in Your Life Are (Unfortunately) Your Parents

Catherine Chen, Ph.D. | Posted 02.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Catherine Chen, Ph.D.

Dealing with toxic parents is a delicate situation and is undeniably tough. But by remembering that you are your own person will enable you to respect the relationship without falling victim to it.

Can We Actually Talk About Recovery This Year?

Patrick R. Krill | Posted 02.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Patrick R. Krill

So as we move ahead in this new year, let's all resolve to look for the other side of the story when it comes to addiction, and let's be willing to show that our intellectual and emotional capacities for discussing the issue go beyond the bad news.

Why Your Mommy Guilt Can Be Good For You

40 Percent and Rising | Posted 02.05.2015 | Parents
40 Percent and Rising

Guilt can be a big neon sign pointing to inner needs that aren't being met. It can also lead you to satisfaction and joy that comes from spending your time doing things you love and things that nourish you on all levels, including in your work.

Understanding and Overcoming Our Guilt, Shame and Anxiety

Dr. Peter Breggin | Posted 02.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Peter Breggin

Why do we human beings suffer so much from the demoralizing emotions of guilt, shame and anxiety? Over many centuries, answers have varied from our bi...

27 Common Things That Prevent Our Happiness

Elyse Gorman | Posted 02.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Elyse Gorman

Instead of looking outwards for happiness, simply look within at all the ways you are preventing yourself from being happy in this very moment -- and work on letting them go. To get you started, here are 27 common things that prevent our happiness.

In Defense of Guilt and Empathy

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 02.03.2015 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Many of our teens have little idea that their parents have feelings that can be hurt and hearts that can be broken. I say this cautiously, but let's hear it for teaching our kids just a little bit of guilt and a whole lot of empathy.

How to Recover From a Bad Day

Dr. Melissa McCreery | Posted 01.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Melissa McCreery

We all have bad days. No matter how many yoga classes you attend, how smoothly your life runs, or how strong your willpower. The secret to thriving is learning how to move forward in spite of bad days, instead of aiming to never have one (the curse of a perfectionist).

The Single Worst Part of Becoming a Parent

The Next Family | Posted 01.29.2015 | Parents
The Next Family

I know that it's good for us to be apart. I know she thrives when socializing with other kids and developing relationships with family and close friends. But I feel horrible for abandoning her, and wonder if she internalizes it as "mama cares about something else more than me."

4 Tips To Help You Say 'No'

Z Zoccolante | Posted 01.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Z Zoccolante

Just because we're able to do something it doesn't mean we should or that we need to. When we do things out of obligation it feels like a chore. When we do things out of love, they feel like a joy. So are you able to? Do you want to?

6 Steps to Becoming a Happy, Vibrant Mama

Andi Wickman | Posted 01.21.2015 | Parents
Andi Wickman

What if taking more time for YOU actually made you a better parent? Before you were a mom, you were you. And when your kids head off to college or explore the world or whatever they decide to do as adults, you're still going to be you. You are the only constant.

Guilty Conscience: I Work, Therefore I'm A Neglectful Parent

Kelly Suellentrop | Posted 01.13.2015 | Parents
Kelly Suellentrop

"It's fine. You have to work... again. Maybe we'll snuggle tomorrow." My daughter said it in a way that let me know it most certainly was not fine. For 9, she sure has mastered how to lay on the guilt in a flawlessly passive-aggressive way.

Why It's Okay If Your Child Feels Guilty

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 01.13.2015 | Parents
Samantha Rodman PhD

Your child deserves to be exposed to a range of human emotion at home, particularly since home is a safe space where he can ask questions and learn.

When You Are Hard-Wired for Guilt

Stephanie Sprenger | Posted 01.08.2015 | Parents
Stephanie Sprenger

As I sat down at the kitchen table with a cup of coffee and my iPhone, I noticed that my husband was busy unloading the dishwasher and re-organizing a cupboard. A wave of guilt washed over me. I'd slept later than he had by a good hour, yet I had no intention of getting up to help him.

The Childhood Trait That Could Predict Mental Illness

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 01.07.2015 | Healthy Living

Excessive guilt is a known symptom of adult depression, but a new study finds that such feelings in childhood can predict future mental illness, inclu...

A New Thinking About a New Year's Resolution

Barbara Jacoby | Posted 02.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Barbara Jacoby

As the years have gone by, I have come to understand that Jan. 1 is not some magical day on which we can take on the world and make everything better or even different in our lives.

The Disappointing Moments of Parenthood

Stephanie Sprenger | Posted 02.11.2015 | Parents
Stephanie Sprenger

We've all had those days. The kids are fighting. They don't appreciate the treat you gave them. They're rude. They forget their manners. Does it make them monsters or you a bad parent? Despite what many would say while wagging a finger, No. It does not.

5 Steps to Letting Go of the Past

Peter Field | Posted 02.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Peter Field

Your new year, and your new life await. There is no better time than now to draw a line under the past and move forward into a better, fresher and freer tomorrow. Follow these five steps and you will do just that.

Survive The Guilt-Ridden Holidays With The "5-Word Prayer"

Patty Kogutek | Posted 02.08.2015 | Religion
Patty Kogutek

What can we do to make it through this season with wisdom and grace kicking out the guilt?

The Pain of Absence and Presence

Catherine Nagle | Posted 02.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Catherine Nagle

With 23 years between my two children, I entered a different world in 1995 when my second child was born. As an old-schooled mom, I wasn't familiar ...

Entrepreneurship, Mother's Guilt and Empty Nest Syndrome

Keyon Bayani | Posted 02.04.2015 | Small Business
Keyon Bayani

Why Are We So Afraid? Keyon and Carly get together and talk about some huge topics and show their vulnerable side. Last time Carly asked for some ...

6 Tips I Use to Stop Feelings of Guilt and Reclaim Feelings of Joy as a Mom

Traci Bild | Posted 02.03.2015 | Parents
Traci Bild

Something happens when you have kids, it's like this guilt trigger, which didn't exist before. It gets turned on and quickly goes into overdrive. The worst part is that the guilt is completely unfounded -- it's kind of like F.E.A.R. -- false evidence appearing real!

The Side of Motherhood We Aren't Prepared to Discuss

Traci Bild | Posted 01.31.2015 | Parents
Traci Bild

I treaded very lightly and explained that I was that mom at one time, but that I had found a way out of the daily grind. My passion and book, Get Your Girl Back, was to help their moms do the same.

6 Tips to a Happier Holiday For Moms

Natalie Diaz | Posted 01.25.2015 | Parents
Natalie Diaz

Whether you forget to have a tiny screwdriver on hand or you forget to pick up the batteries at the store, make sure you have the miscellaneous odds and ends you need before this holiday gets started.

4 Strategies to Deal With a Guilt Tripper

Judith Orloff MD | Posted 01.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Judith Orloff MD

Guilt trippers are world class blamers, martyrs and drama queens. They know how to make you feel badly about something by pressing your insecurity buttons. They use guilt to manipulate so you do what they desire. They like to see you squirm and throw you off your game.