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How to Deal With Anxiety

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?

How I Finally Made Peace With My Anxiety Disorder

Claire Davidson | Posted 07.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Claire Davidson

An anxiety disorder is just one aspect of the fragile compendium of thoughts and feelings, blood and bone, that make up the spirit of the person suffering from it. We all have fear; some people just feel it more than others.

Battling Fear And Anxiety: How I Got My Life Back

Kosta Petrov | Posted 07.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Kosta Petrov

Choosing happiness doesn't mean that things will immediately get better and that everything is going to turn pink. On the contrary, choosing happiness is much more difficult than any other alternative.

Olympic Medalist Deena Kastor Shares 10 Mindfulness Tips for World Record Success, Health and Happiness

Michael Sandler and Jessica Lee | Posted 07.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael Sandler and Jessica Lee

Olympic Medalist Deena Kastor After Setting Four World Records. Photo Credit Group At 5'4" and only 104 pounds, no one knew...

How to Face Your Fears and Conquer Your Anxiety Forever

Amy Morin | Posted 06.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Amy Morin

Imagine how productive could you be if you conquered your fears. When you're no longer plagued by worrisome thoughts, and you don't need to waste time and energy trying to avoid the things that make you anxious, you can invest your resources into reaching your greatest potential.

How to Deal With Anxiety

Brendon Burchard | Posted 06.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Brendon Burchard

Anxiety can be a sign to pay attention and bring your A-game. You can turn it into drama, a false cataclysmic feeling or you can use it as a performance enhancement tool. Here are the three primary sources of anxiety and what to do about it:

6 DIY Stress Hacks Using What's in Your Closet

Kristen Lee Costa | Posted 06.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Kristen Lee Costa

When we keep stress in the closet, we aren't doing ourselves any favors. Instead, bring these everyday items out of storage and put them to good use to minimize the negative impacts of stress.

Brain Overload -- 5 Tricks to Kicking Anxiety to the Curb

Kristen Thomaselli | Posted 05.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Kristen Thomaselli

"I have anxiety today." You wouldn't believe how often I hear this statement from my friends. Heck, I probably say it to them several times each week...

What Anxiety Is Like Day to Day

Janelle Ann McCarthy | Posted 06.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Janelle Ann McCarthy

It's not something that I can control or just change whenever I want to. If I could just choose not to be anxious, I would. Since I can't, I've had to find ways to cope with it. I've found that meditation is the biggest help in calming my anxiety.

AA: Anxiety About Anxiety

Pete Jones | Posted 06.08.2015 | College
Pete Jones

There's a person who has to get pumped up every day to get through the day. There is a person like every one of you out there who has doubts, fears, questions and demands and that person is me.

6 Ways To Stop Negative Self-Talk

ShimmerTeen | Posted 05.20.2015 | Teen

Sometimes, it can be extreme, making you unnecessarily insecure, taking jabs at your confidence and making you question your abilities to achieve your dreams. Obviously, that's not ideal. So what can you do about it?

A Simple Remedy for Relationship Anxiety

Dr. Claudia Aguirre | Posted 05.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Claudia Aguirre

As we wind down from a month exploring love and human connection, the concept of dating, relationships, marriage -- even divorce -- can evoke feelings...

3 Ways to Help You Reduce Your Anxiety

Jinna Yang | Posted 05.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Jinna Yang

Anxiety for me has led to countless mini-meltdowns all because I was so worried about what could happen in any given situation, not focused on what was happening at that very moment. So I thought I'd share three things that I do to reduce anxiety...