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How to Stop Worrying

I'm Worried to Death About...

Dr. Mary Reid Gaudio | Posted 05.16.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Mary Reid Gaudio

What I've taken away from all of this is that worrying does not serve to assist anything. Taking action does.

Teaching Yourself to 'Sit' and 'Stay'

Diana Lang | Posted 05.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Diana Lang

From a spiritual perspective there is a perfect time for everything. We can stay busy and distracted by chasing after every squirrel, or we can wait for right timing.

11 Totally BS Things Life Is Too Short For

Rachael Yahne | Posted 04.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Rachael Yahne

Life is too short! Especially for these 11 common worries that just aren't worth your energy.

3 Ways to Wash Away Worry

M.E. Porter | Posted 03.29.2016 | GPS for the Soul
M.E. Porter

Remember that worry is a sly enemy, it will take control of a concern, magnify and distort it until you are no longer merely concerned but spiraling into the dark place that resides just before we reach utter fear; a place called worry.

My Goals Are More Important Than My Fears: A Message to Women Entrepreneurs

Jo Davidson | Posted 12.17.2016 | Business
Jo Davidson

I'd spent so long people pleasing, so long wearing the persona of introversion and staunch professionalism, and so long playing safe to avoid judgement, that I had been crippling my potential for success.

You Can Go Home Again (And Stay Sane)

Karl A. Pillemer, Ph.D. | Posted 11.23.2016 | Fifty
Karl A. Pillemer, Ph.D.

It's the season when extended families come together to celebrate the seasonal holidays. Thanksgiving is upon us, and if popular culture is to be believed, many parents and their adult children look forward to the holiday with a mix of pleasure and worry about how everyone will get along.

The 5 Biggest Regrets Older People Have At The End Of Their Lives

Karl A. Pillemer, Ph.D. | Posted 11.10.2016 | Fifty
Karl A. Pillemer, Ph.D.

Autumn seems like an appropriate time to share some expert advice about regrets. Poets associate the coming of fall with lost chances, missed opportunities, and the passing of precious time. Tennyson looked at an autumn landscape and evocatively wrote the following.

How to Stop Emotionally Abusing Yourself

Amandah Blackwell | Posted 06.30.2016 | Healthy Living
Amandah Blackwell

You can break the emotionally abusive cycle. How? By choosing to honor, love and respect yourself. By choosing to not only eliminate people and situations that are not for your highest good from your life but acknowledging how powerful you are.

How To Tell If Your Anxiety Is Normal (And What To Do If It's Not)

Posted 08.18.2014 | Healthy Living

By Art Markman, Ph.D. for YouBeauty It is surely a marker of modern society that we have reached such a high degree of daily stress that we now wor...

Amanda L. Chan

11 Habits Of People Who Never Worry | Amanda L. Chan | Posted 08.11.2015 | Healthy Living

Worry is, sadly, an inevitability of life. Bad things are bound to happen, and the natural human reaction is to think about the negative consequences ...

How to Stop Worrying

Christine Hassler | Posted 05.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Christine Hassler

Worry is fear, not love. Your imagination is too creative and expansive to waste on worry. The people in your life are too precious to worry about, send them loving energy and positive thoughts instead. Your time is too precious to waste on fear-based thoughts.

How To Worry Less And Live More

Lisabeth Saunders Medlock, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisabeth Saunders Medlock, Ph.D.

Imagine that you're floating away and viewing a stressful situation as a detached, outside observer, above the scene. From this larger viewpoint, ask yourself whether the situation is worth worrying about. Give yourself permission to gain some perspective.

Why Should Anyone Be Afraid Of Dying?

Karl A. Pillemer, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Karl A. Pillemer, Ph.D.

We seem to be inundated now with books about death -- and about how great it is. I assume that this is part of the aging of the baby boomers (I remember someone quipping that we'd know the end of the baby boom had come when we started to see designer funeral parlors).

Say 'Enough is Enough' to Self-Doubt

Lisa Cleary | Posted 07.14.2013 | Women
Lisa Cleary

While I'll never not be a perfectionist, I do know that I'm good enough for a lot of people. My mom, my family, my friends, my coworkers and my boyfriend all love me for who I am.

3 Tips To Help You Avoid One Of Life's Biggest Regrets

Karl A. Pillemer, Ph.D. | Posted 06.04.2013 | Fifty
Karl A. Pillemer, Ph.D.

Why is excessive worry such a big regret? Because, according to the elders, worry wastes your very limited and precious lifetime. By poisoning the present moment, they told me, you lose days, months, or years that you can never recover.

An End to Worry

Michael Neill | Posted 04.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael Neill

How can we stop worrying when part of us seems convinced that if we only do enough of it we'll stay healthy, safe, and successful for the rest of our lives? By recognizing that worry is a poor substitute for knowledge, intuition and inspiration.

On Worrying Less: 4 Insights

Helene Lerner | Posted 03.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Helene Lerner

It's a new year that brings with it a promise of letting go of habits that deplete you, and adapting behaviors that can help you advance.

20 Things NOT To Worry About Before You Turn 20

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 11.09.2012 | Teen

Between exams, college applications, friend drama and dating angst, you have enough to worry about as a teenager without constantly stressing out abou...

10 Things You Can Officially Stop Stressing About

Posted 03.13.2015 | OWN

By Martha Beck Attention, worrywarts: Martha Beck hereby grants you permission to stop fretting, agonizing, panicking, and otherwise losing sleep...

Stop Worrying: 2 Tools That Work

Terri Cole | Posted 11.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Terri Cole

Worrying is actually a socially acceptable way of saying you live in fear of what may happen in the future. Most likely, you also lack present-moment consciousness, since you cannot be here now while constantly projecting catastrophically into the future.

Calm Your Body To Transform Your Thinking

Christy Matta, M.A. | Posted 06.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Christy Matta, M.A.

It's painful to be stuck in negative thinking. When this goes on for a long period of time or when it interferes with your ability to function it's important to find strategies to lessen these symptoms.

Are You A Worrier? 5 Tips To Turn Worry On Its Head

Robert Leahy, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robert Leahy, Ph.D.

Will worry really give you the answer? The first thing to ask yourself is, "What do I hope to accomplish with my worry? How will it help me?"

Worry Dolls: Why Grown Ups Need Them Too

Delia Lloyd | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Delia Lloyd

There's something deeply soothing about naming your worries out loud and then putting them in a box.

Does Worry Prevent Tragedy or Destroy Your Life?

Paul David Walker | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Paul David Walker

Does worry prevent bad things from happening, or is it just a waste of energy?

How To Be Happy When You're Broke

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

How do you enjoy your life when you're constantly worried about money? Can you learn to live in the moment when your moments are constantly being in...