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How to Deal With Anxiety

Shyness: 4 Methods to Work With Social Anxiety

Danielle Wolffe | Posted 11.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Danielle Wolffe

While social anxiety can truly, at moments, suck, it may have also invoked strengths in you. Embrace those strengths. Be thankful for them. Trust them. Allow yourself to be empowered by them. Continue to use them to carve out your niche in the world.

The Yellow Brick Road of Terrorism

Nancy Fagan | Posted 11.23.2015 | Parents
Nancy Fagan

Children no longer live in a world of simple fears like those experienced by Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz. She gasped, "Oh my!" after learning she may soon encounter frightening "Lions, tigers, and bears."

Bye Bye, Perfectionism: I'm Done With You

Kristen Lee Costa | Posted 11.22.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Kristen Lee Costa

I think we all mistook you for excellence or conscientiousness. But, you found a way to sink your teeth in, and have infiltrated far too many areas of my life.

A Tale From a True Insomniac

Melissa McCarty | Posted 11.19.2015 | Women
Melissa McCarty

When my alarm sounded at seven am I quickly turned it off before the second annoying beep because as usual I was already awake I had been all night. After getting my daily fix of coffee pumping through my veins to boost the low power in my brain to high I headed to the studio.

4 Techniques for Dealing With Panic Attacks

Richelle DeVoe | Posted 11.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Richelle DeVoe

The techniques below are not easy. They are not a passive way of overcoming panic like "just breathe." These steps require work. But it's work that will pay off. (At least it did for me.)

The Ways I Live Happily With Anxiety

Aleichia Williams | Posted 11.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Aleichia Williams

When I've stopped living by these few rules that I am going to share, my anxiety has rushed back into my life. So I know that they work. Also, you'd be surprised these methods of living are pretty normal which helps me to believe that there's nothing abnormal about living with anxiety. I'm here to share!

Make Better Decisions in the Face of Anxiety With These 3 Tips

Curtis McHale | Posted 11.10.2015 | Business
Curtis McHale

Anxiety is part of life, but more so for entrepreneurs since we risk our livelihood on a regular basis. Unlike employees of a business the entrepreneu...

Punch Shame in the Gut

Scott Gornto | Posted 11.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Scott Gornto

In heightened states of emotion, parents can spew shame-filled words. While shame finds its origin in dozens of people and circumstances, far too many grown adults still experience shame because of how their parents (or primary caregivers) treated them as children or teenagers.

Dear Anxiety: It's Over

Ms. Canyon Girl | Posted 11.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Ms. Canyon Girl

I am ready to close this chapter of our lives. Please respect my decision. Do not contact me again. I know that you are asking, "Why now?" It is simple really. Now that I am in my forties, I have realized that it is better to be alone than to be with someone who does not make me happy.

7 Questions to Ask Yourself If You're Constantly Anxious

Dr Perpetua Neo | Posted 10.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr Perpetua Neo

One of my favorite things about cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is shining a torch into our mind -- our thoughts, assumptions and beliefs. Here are seven questions that I often use with my clients, that can help you learn more about your anxiety and bring you greater peace.

Doing it Scared: When Passion Overrides Anxiety

Jill Sullivan Grueter | Posted 10.15.2015 | Impact
Jill Sullivan Grueter

There I was in the rural south (having an anxiety attack and feeling far from home) at my latest shelter renovation project. I'd brought my Project Pawsitive team down to assist with building a cat shelter next the organization's existing facility.

3 Age-Old Secrets for Having Good Come Your Way

Jinny Ditzler | Posted 10.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Jinny Ditzler

Frankly I've been astounded at the profound difference these secrets have made in my life, so I share them with you, while remembering to let these words go forward on their own, to the ones who need them.

The Unwanted Shadow

Jamie Scanlon | Posted 10.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Jamie Scanlon

Most days there is no sun but there is still a shadow there, a shadow that follows me around, I can see it out of the corner of my eye, some days it's...

Give Your Kids What They Need Most

Scott Gornto | Posted 10.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Scott Gornto

In our parenting wisdom, we thought taking Cuddles away from him for just a day or a night would be effective discipline. You know where this is going because you may have tried the same thing with your child and her blanket or his favorite cap.

What's the Opposite of FOMO?

Ben Michaelis, Ph.D. | Posted 09.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Ben Michaelis, Ph.D.

Stop wishing that you were somewhere else, spending time with other people, or living a different life. We all have our own life lessons to learn. Let your lesson for today be this: Saying Yes to wherever you are, is one of the simplest and best things you can do for yourself and others.

When Anxiety Came to Visit...

Jamie Scanlon | Posted 09.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Jamie Scanlon

Whilst this was over 12 months ago now, it is still as vivid as ever. This story still has so much relevance to the goings on in my life currently; lo...

5 Tips to Defeat Autumn Anxiety

Matthew B. James, Ph.D. | Posted 09.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Matthew B. James, Ph.D.

Try out these tips as Autumn hits your household. Share them with your kids to encourage a positive relationship to change and transition. And remember what William Somerset Maugham wrote,

5 Phrases to Avoid Saying to An Anxious Child (and 5 Alternatives)

Renee Jain | Posted 09.25.2015 | Parents
Renee Jain

This infographic tells a story about how parents-with great love and affection-try to help their anxious children. It also tells a silent tale about what those children wish they could express to their parents about what they are experiencing.

Why Anxiety Doesn't Have To Be A Bad Thing

Samara Wolpe | Posted 09.03.2015 | College
Samara Wolpe

Nobody enjoys anxiety. But for most, it is something that people deal with from time to time and is usually linked to a stressful event in their lives. For me, anxiety is nothing like that.

Use Homework to Ease Back-to-School Anxiety

Jill Di Donato | Posted 08.27.2015 | Education
Jill Di Donato

The very root of school anxiety can be solved by taking a proactive stance in the most simple way. By turning homework into an exercise to actively fight anxiety, students can not only find academic success, but also personal growth and self-determination.

How Keeping a 'Today I Failed At' Notebook Can Bring You Success

Daphne C Spyropoulos | Posted 08.21.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Daphne C Spyropoulos

The first time I ever sang in public was two years ago in one of Greece's most prestigious Theatre-arts audition rooms in front of some of the most ce...

What a Guy Who Ate an Entire Airplane Teaches Us About Stress

Kristen Lee Costa | Posted 08.21.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Kristen Lee Costa

Like our stomachs, our brains are constantly involved in a process of digestion. We are required to process gargantuan amounts of information, massive changes and constant stimulation -- flooding our circuits and leaving us reeling. This can lead to some serious brain indigestion.

How to Deal With Fear? Fear, Mindset and a New Life

Kasia Wezowski | Posted 07.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Kasia Wezowski

I believe that the mindset can affect whether we experience fear or not. You can live in two completely different realities depending on if you feel f...

'Union' Station: An Engagement Confession

Kat Cowley | Posted 07.30.2015 | Weddings
Kat Cowley

I have been with my romantic comrade, Alex, for 4 ½ years. I would say around two years ago we both inwardly realized and outwardly vocalized that we were each other's "last stop" on the dating train.

How to Quell Intense Anxiety and Panic

Susan Anderson | Posted 07.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Susan Anderson

The part of you that is usually reasonable and self-reassuring has been momentarily knocked out of commission. You feel out of control, helpless, demoralized by the emotional excesses running rampant within you, at loss for your usual coping mechanisms. Regardless of what causes the emotional hijack, how to quell it?