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8 Struggles Highly Intuitive People Experience Every Day

Brianna Wiest | Posted 08.24.2015 | Women
Brianna Wiest

If it's true that intuition is one of the soul's senses, then it makes sense as to why so many people live empty or meaningless lives. They construct their mindset through their physical experience -- their body's understanding -- which is survival.

Occasionally you realize someone you thought was a dear friend is actually a foe, their true character finally revealed. But how do you forgive the unforgivable? Here are my 10 steps to handling betrayal with elegance and grace.

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 06.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

My last blog addressed the topic of a self-hate attack--a sudden, intense mental episode of self-condemnation. Alternatively (or in addition) self-...

Master Your Athletic Frustration

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 06.18.2015 | Sports
Dr. Jim Taylor

Every athlete, from juniors to Olympians and pros, has experienced the feeling of frustration when they're not able to do something, whether physically, technically, tactically, or competitively: you feel stuck, get tense, lose focus, and get discouraged.

The Key to Living a Happier Life

Jinna Yang | Posted 06.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Jinna Yang

My mind became more open, I made the investment to place myself in an environment that was bigger than anything I had ever known -- my eyes saw things that I couldn't believe -- my problems became smaller because my world got larger, and more magical.

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...

Sports are Like Sleep

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 05.09.2015 | Sports
Dr. Jim Taylor

Having just read the title of my new article, you may be thinking: "Has Dr. Jim finally lost it? What does sleep have to do with sports?" Let me explain. Have you ever tried to sleep? You lie in bed and tell yourself that you have to sleep and you try, try, try to sleep. It doesn't work, does it?

Compete Like You Practice or Practice Like You Compete?

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 03.22.2015 | Sports
Dr. Jim Taylor

One of the first questions that I ask athletes and coaches I work with is: Should you compete like you train or train like you compete? By far, the most frequent response is: You should compete like you train. This answer seems perfectly reasonable if you think about it.

5 Reasons Athletes Don't Do Mental Training

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 02.16.2015 | Sports
Dr. Jim Taylor

My work offers athletes easy-to-understand and practical tools, such as mental imagery, breathing, routines, and keywords, that can be incorporated readily into every part of your overall training program.

Mastering Your Life: How to Play the Game in Five Easy Steps

Tiffany O. Silver | Posted 11.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Tiffany O. Silver

Imagine this energy is like currency -- you get a certain amount each day, to create your now -- so you wouldn't want to fritter it away. Once you realize the impermanence of life, that the past and the future aren't able to be held because they do not really exist, you can only be present!

Trance of 'Unreal Other'

Tara Brach | Posted 08.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

The truth is: Without a genuine willingness to let in the suffering of others, our spiritual practice remains empty.

Reaching Out for Compassion

Tara Brach | Posted 06.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

At a weekend workshop I led, one of the participants, Marian, shared her story about the shame and guilt that had tortured her. Marian's daughter Chri...

Decide on Love

Tara Brach | Posted 06.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

Jeff was convinced he'd fallen out of love with his wife, Arlene, and that nothing could salvage their 26-year marriage. He wanted relief from the opp...

In Sports, Think Now, So You Don't Have to Think Later

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 10.19.2013 | Sports
Dr. Jim Taylor

Why so much thinking about your sport now? Because when you head out to the field, court, course for the first competition of the season, you will have done all of the "heavy lifting" necessary and you can say, "I'm totally prepared to perform my best and achieve my goals."

Beautiful Insanity

Tokoni Uti | Posted 12.22.2012 | Arts
Tokoni Uti

Fear. Then a shallow illumination. / Wrapped in an oddity that defies confrontation. / Suicidal, but a lot to be heard.

An Appetite for Living

Irene Tanner | Posted 04.05.2012 | Fifty
Irene Tanner

This week I traveled by Second Avenue bus from East 79th St. to 60th St., on my way to Bed Bath and Beyond, a favorite store for variety, value and se...

Court rules gassing mentally ill is illegal. Is this the best we can do?

DJ Jaffe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
DJ Jaffe

Psychiatric Times reported an appelate court decision: "Chemical Gassing of Mentally Ill Inmates is Unconsitutional": A Federal appeals court has su...

Eddie Sarfaty's Mental -- Funny in the Head -- and Everywhere Else

Dr. Susan Corso | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dr. Susan Corso

As our hero describes his first foray into Internet dating, his escapades on Beef4Beef.com dissolved me. An intrepid sexual Livingstone, he exposes the underbelly of cyber-hook-ups.

Mental Recession: Like Manna From Heaven

Liz Spikol | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Liz Spikol

As a mental health journalist and someone who suffers with bipolar disorder, if there's one thing I know, it's how to solve a "mental" crisis.