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4 Mind Tricks to Try When Anxiety Strikes

Farsh Askari | Posted 02.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Farsh Askari

When I see something that triggers anxiety, whether it's an actual physical manifestation or just in the mind's eye, I distract myself until my anxiety subsides. In my quest to recalibrate from distressed to de-stressed, I have found the following four quick-tricks to be, easy, practical, and effective anxiety antidotes.

Misinformation and Missing Information: Couples' Counseling for Infertility

Helen Adrienne, LCSW, BCD | Posted 12.21.2015 | Women
Helen Adrienne, LCSW, BCD

The last thing that you need is for the stress of infertility to elicit behaviors in you or your partner that trigger each other, yet even couples who recover easily from the many disappointments along the way are at the mercy of this likelihood. What are some of these triggers and what do you need to know in order to deal with them more effectively?

5 Ways To Love Yourself

Amy Jones | Posted 11.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Amy Jones

Acceptance is about having choice; when we don't accept something, we don't have choices, we only have opposition. But when we accept whatever is before us, then the we are fighting against anything and the options are wide open.

This Habit Will Change Your Life

Andrew Merle | Posted 10.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Andrew Merle

What if there was one habit that could achieve all of the following: Improve your learning ability and grow brain cells Alleviate stress, anger, an...

Symptoms Are the Body's Wisdom

Helen Adrienne, LCSW, BCD | Posted 10.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Helen Adrienne, LCSW, BCD

The days of denying that the mind and body are a unit has been replaced with scientific evidence to the contrary (Pert, Candace, Ph.D., Molecules of E...

This Is Your Brain and Body on Yoga and Meditation: 4 Powerful Scientific Findings

Sarah Vaynerman | Posted 10.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Sarah Vaynerman

The many benefits of yoga, a 5,000-year-old discipline, are finally getting support from modern science.

4 Ways to Stay on Top of Your Entrepreneurial Game

John Bowen | Posted 09.28.2015 | Business
John Bowen

When you consider all of the feats you need to accomplish on any given day, you realize you're not simply an entrepreneur -- you're an entrepreneur athlete. As with any great athlete, the key to success is the right training regimen.

Turning Fear Into Power

Matthew B. James, Ph.D. | Posted 09.30.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Matthew B. James, Ph.D.

It's true that most of our barriers are self-imposed and many of our fears are "False Evidence Appearing Real." But to me, staying in fear as you try to do what you're afraid of is like riding the waves on a skate board. It might kinda work -- but you're definitely surfing at a disadvantage!

A Better Reason to Be Fit

Matthew B. James, Ph.D. | Posted 08.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Matthew B. James, Ph.D.

Research shows that a fitness regimen isn't just for your body. It's definitely for your emotional and mental well-being as well.

The New Science of Mind and Body in Cultural Contexts

Dr. Mario Martinez | Posted 08.11.2015 | Science
Dr. Mario Martinez

In biocognitive theory, individuals are seen as an inseparable living field of mind, body and cultural history in constant search for contextual meaning. These biocultural fields define the known as inclusive and the unknown as exclusive.

Mindful-Mastery: Rules of the Road for Adaptive Responding

Lara Fielding | Posted 08.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Lara Fielding

Each of us is on a unique life path, but there are rules on the road, which apply to all of us. When the roads get bumpy, or changes dramatically, a new level of skillfulness is needed. Like any new skill, to become masterful will come with experience, and practice, practice, practice!

It's Not About the Food, It's About YOU

Amy Jones | Posted 07.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Amy Jones

There's a reason that the majority of diets fail: They focus on the wrong thing. If you struggle with food, focusing more on the food isn't the so...

This Is What Happens In The Brain During An Out-Of-Body Experience

Posted 05.04.2015 | Healthy Living

By: Tanya Lewis Published: April 30, 2015 03:00pm ET on LiveScience. What happens in the brain when a person has an out-of-body experience? A ...

The Impact of Stress While Living With Cancer

Pauline Alighieri | Posted 06.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Pauline Alighieri

Treating the physical and psychological consequences of cancer may garner the most successful result -- living a quality and healthy life by enjoying family, friends and special milestones.

The Brain-Skin Connection

Dr. Claudia Aguirre | Posted 06.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Claudia Aguirre

The creams, lotions and potions you spend your hard-earned money on can offer surface benefits. But if the problem stems in the mind, slather on as much retinol as you want but the tension lines will remain if your heart rate is reminiscent of the jackhammer pounding on the sidewalk.

Carolyn Gregoire

Diet May Be As Important To Mental Health As It Is To Physical Health

HuffingtonPost.com | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 03.03.2015 | Healthy Living

We know that food affects the body -- but could it just as powerfully impact the mind? While the role of diet and nutrition in our physical healt...

5 Steps to Sexy Dancing for Valentine's Day

Sarah Haykel | Posted 04.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Sarah Haykel

How will you learn to dance sexy? And, what is sexy dancing to you anyways?

Sugar Pie Honey Bunch

Joseph Cardillo, Ph.D. | Posted 04.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Joseph Cardillo, Ph.D.

Remember when you and your spouse/partner first met? Many of us can remember even the smallest of details because, for one reason, they are bathed in...

When Silence is Good

Krysti Turznik | Posted 04.08.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Krysti Turznik

What I didn't realize is that our own inner voice can be the most dangerous voice of all. It's the first thing we hear in the morning and the last thing we hear as we close our eyes at night. The way we choose to use our voice, or even choose to not use it, impacts us in ways that are often beyond our comprehension.

3 Common Communication Conundrums and How to Handle Them

Caryn Chow | Posted 03.31.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Caryn Chow

The secret to communicating -- and more importantly, connecting, is to open your heart up more. Be open to being vulnerable.

Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka On Africa's Spirituality

Brain Pickings | Maria Popova | Posted 12.29.2014 | Religion

Even though the term “placebo effect” was coined in 1920 and the phenomenon itself has been studied since the 18th century, only recently have sci...

Erin Schumaker

This Doctor Believes Your Back Pain Is All In Your Head

HuffingtonPost.com | Erin Schumaker | Posted 12.17.2014 | Healthy Living

What if a bad back or unexplained nerve pain aren’t really bodily malfunctions, but instead manifestations of painful emotions, stress and unmet amb...

Recipe for a Soulistic Life

Allison Dailey | Posted 12.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Allison Dailey

We can't please everyone and we shouldn't even try. We don't have to attend every birthday party, baby shower, work event and argument we're invited to. Write down eight ways to say no, and keep the list handy. Saying no helps maintain focus and do what you really feel called to.

Stop Exercising, Doctor's Orders!

Michael Finkelstein, MD | Posted 12.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael Finkelstein, MD

So stop exercising, and pick up a shovel to get your garden ready for next year. Hike with friends up the mountain. Dance by the seaside, and let the sound of the waves stir your heart. Soak up the clean, refreshing air, and deepen your appreciation for the gifts of the natural world.

Toward a Post-Materialistic Science

Dave Pruett | Posted 12.01.2014 | Religion
Dave Pruett

The newest frontier of science is the study of consciousness, for which a materialistic bias is particularly prejudicial.