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How to Deal With Anxiety

What Anxiety Is Like Day to Day

Janelle Ann McCarthy | Posted 04.13.2015 | 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 04.09.2015 | 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 03.23.2015 | Teen
ShimmerTeen

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 03.20.2015 | 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 03.19.2015 | 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...

#Anxiety

Ipsita Paul | Posted 03.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Ipsita Paul

I used to think that people who "suffered" from anxiety were being overly dramatic. After all, I have a lot going on in my life and I seem to be man...

Teach Your Child How To Observe A Train of Anxious Thoughts

Renee Jain | Posted 03.04.2015 | Parents
Renee Jain

Research shows us that anxious thoughts are often blown out of proportion, skewed, or just plain wrong. Nonetheless, thoughts have power. Why? Because thoughts influence feelings and behaviors.

What It's Like to Have an Anxiety Attack

Melanie McKinnon | Posted 02.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Melanie McKinnon

I know many people experience and handle them differently, but this is an example of what an anxiety attack is like for me. It's not fun to live with but after years of having them, I've figured out a few things that work to help me when one pops up.

Afraid of Flying? How to Cope

Findery | Posted 04.13.2015 | Travel
Findery

Almost everyone has gone through a phase of aerophobia (fear of flying). I'm still dealing with it to this day. Luckily, I haven't turned down many trips. But it has gone through varying stages of extremity.

Overcome Fear of Flying and Go Have an Adventure

Jodi Aman | Posted 04.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Jodi Aman

Missing planes, crashes, dysfunctional equipment, oh my! The fear of flying is a pretty common fear, but to me, it was my dirty little secret. I l...

Anxiety's Number One Killer

Linsey Hart | Posted 03.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Linsey Hart

As it ebbed away, I realized that anxiety is like a slip-knot. If you pull away it gets tighter and chokes you. If you sit still and calmly accept it, it can't tighten. And it becomes very easy to undo the simple knot.

Yes, You Can Outsource Your Anxiety

Posted 01.15.2015 | Healthy Living

By Melissa Dahl Follow @melissadahl Anxiety is distracting and time-consuming, demanding your attention at whatever random moment it decides to...

How Mindful Children React Differently to Challenges (Illustrated)

Renee Jain | Posted 02.17.2015 | Parents
Renee Jain

One thing I know from my work is that mindful children react differently to challenges. To show you exactly what I mean, I've created a few illustrations.

3 Ways to Stop the Fictional Stories We Tell Ourselves

Scott Gornto | Posted 02.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Scott Gornto

By offering your presence, you increase your odds of learning the facts, thereby lessening your need to make up stories, and likely decreasing your anxiety level. The gauges can work in tandem, but it takes intentional practice to learn how to read and adapt to your particular levels.

How a Psychiatrist Treats Depression: A Peek Behind the Curtain

Dr. Matt Goldenberg D.O. | Posted 01.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Matt Goldenberg D.O.

If you are suffering from depression, or know someone who is, my goal of writing these articles on depression is to spread a message of hope. Psychiatry is a field of medicine that specifically focuses on diseases of the mind including depression. Even a single consultation can help to clarify the diagnosis, treatment options and can begin the healing process.

Alleviating Anxiety: Bowing Down to the Breath

Jenine Durland | Posted 01.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Jenine Durland

Sitting on my mat, I ask the class to bring their hands to their hearts and close their eyes, grateful for this moment, for this community, for the connection of this audible breath rolling through the studio.

3 Strategies for Surviving Thanksgiving With Your Family

Kathleen Smith | Posted 01.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Kathleen Smith

If you can start seeing your place in the emotional workings of your family, then inch by inch you'll gain the space to start making thoughtful choices that are about you rather than just reacting. And who knows, you might even look forward to next year.

Do You Talk to People Who Don't Exist?

Scott Gornto | Posted 01.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Scott Gornto

Last week, I introduced you to The Stories We Tell Ourselves and eight ways to help curb anxiety. In that blog, I asked if "any of your relationships ...

We Are Our Shadows

Karri Jinkins | Posted 01.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Karri Jinkins

It's now been 20 years since I've had a panic attack. Although the depression continues, I work through it daily on my yoga mat -- most days that works. My mother takes her daily dose of anti-depressant pills, and for the last 10 years I can't remember seeing her so content.

5 Strategies for Facing Anxiety

Kathleen Smith | Posted 01.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Kathleen Smith

Every day we can engage our anxieties, or we can distract ourselves from them. The goal isn't to stop distracting yourself, as this is an evolutionary mechanism that helps us get through the trials of life. Rather, the goal is to start engaging your anxiety in addition to those distractions.

The Stories We Tell Ourselves

Scott Gornto | Posted 01.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Scott Gornto

Most anxiety stems from self-fabricated stories based on speculation and assumption. We tell ourselves fictional stories about the people in our lives or the circumstances that befall us. We do it all the time. Seldom do we notice what we're doing.

4 Ways to Deal with Your Anxious Child's 'What Iffing'

Renee Jain | Posted 12.31.2014 | Parents
Renee Jain

While reassurance is OK as a first response, to really connect with your child, look them in the eye, tell them you understand what they're going through and take some deep breaths together.

How to Talk With Your Child (And Yourself) About Ebola

Tamar Chansky | Posted 12.21.2014 | Parents
Tamar Chansky

The problem facing most Americans is not the Ebola virus, it's our anxiety about the Ebola virus.

The One Question To Ask Yourself When The World Feels Completely Overwhelming

Katie Kempner | Posted 11.25.2014 | Women
Katie Kempner

I know that I have woken up lately with a low level sense of anxiety -- waking up and trying to remember if something is wrong and if so what it is.

Dealing With Anxiety On A Daily Basis

Chelsea Stephens | Posted 11.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Chelsea Stephens

Even though anxiety is still an ongoing issue in my life, it's something that, like my depression, I have been able to get a better grasp on. Mental illness is different for every person, but these are some ways that I have found to be effective in helping to manage my anxiety.