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Overcoming Anxiety

Modern Meditation: Kicking Anxiety's Ass

Michelle Satterfield | Posted 02.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Michelle Satterfield

If meditation leads to a calm, stable mindset, I'm all in. Sadly, I am not a devout Buddhist, but I do have an understanding of what calms me down: my own "modern meditation," if you will.

Telling My Anxiety to Shut Up

Alex Madda | Posted 01.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Alex Madda

Anxiety is a rat of a vice that creeps up on you when you least expect it. But like other mental setbacks, I had to make the conscious effort to say it wouldn't frame my psyche.

How Do Entrepreneurs With Anxiety Succeed?

Williesha Morris | Posted 01.21.2016 | Business
Williesha Morris

My cell phone with the bulky, pink cover was shaking a little in my hand. I was staring at my calendar app and crying. I was 30 minutes late f...

Things A Great Doctor Will Do When You Ask For Help

Delaney Paige | Posted 01.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Delaney Paige

If you're in the same boat as me, please know that you don't have to suffer alone. Your mental health concerns are nothing to be ashamed of. Go to your GP. Tell them how you are feeling. If you walk away feeling embarrassed or ashamed or unsupported, it's time to find a new GP, because I promise, you don't need to feel alone in your suffering anymore.

Is Anxiety or Stress Causing Your Back Pain?

Cristina Iacob | Posted 12.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Cristina Iacob

It looks like in order to get rid of one of them, you have to get rid of the other. They came paired up: anxiety or chronic stress and chronic physical back pain.

4 Techniques for Dealing With Panic Attacks

Richelle DeVoe | Posted 11.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Richelle DeVoe

The techniques below are not easy. They are not a passive way of overcoming panic like "just breathe." These steps require work. But it's work that will pay off. (At least it did for me.)

Doing it Scared: When Passion Overrides Anxiety

Jill Sullivan Grueter | Posted 10.15.2015 | Impact
Jill Sullivan Grueter

There I was in the rural south (having an anxiety attack and feeling far from home) at my latest shelter renovation project. I'd brought my Project Pawsitive team down to assist with building a cat shelter next the organization's existing facility.

Recurring Dream Changed My Waking Life

Sari Sheehan | Posted 09.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Sari Sheehan

The most significant was a recurring dream that spanned 12 years. The tiger dream started when I was 6 years old and concluded just before I turned 18. This dream had such an impact on my life that it propelled me forward in a way I could only have imagined.

The Key to Success

Kevin Seldon | Posted 09.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Kevin Seldon

The thing about success is that you have to be willing to leave the luxury and safety of the shore. The good news is: Most of the time, the fears we create for ourselves are far worse than any reality has to offer.

There's No Quitting in Parenthood

Jennifer Cowie King | Posted 08.31.2015 | Parents
Jennifer Cowie King

No, I'm not going to quit today or any other day on you, my precious son. My beautiful boy with the wide blue eyes and impossibly blonde hair. As much as you confound and challenge me, you inspire me.

Nature's: It's All Over Me

Marion Leary | Posted 08.25.2015 | Travel
Marion Leary

This was not a vacation for the faint of heart, this was a vacation of extremes -- extreme temperatures as the Colorado River, starting just below the Glen Canyon dam, was a chilly 46 degrees F.

Choosing To Live My Best Life

Hannah Lilly | Posted 07.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Hannah Lilly

I now realize that the relationship we have with ourselves is key to living the best life possible. Fall in love with yourself and life will fall in love with you.

Anxiety in the Uncertain Relationship: Why You Have It and How to Overcome It

Lena Aburdene Derhally | Posted 06.11.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Lena Aburdene Derhally

The best thing to do when you're involved with someone who is not giving you what you need or deserve is end the dynamic and the relationship for the time being.

How to Overcome Fear of Abandonment: 7 Dos and 10 Don'ts

Susan Anderson | Posted 06.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Susan Anderson

Many people complain that abandonment imprisons them behind a wall of their own making. They get caught up in patterns of constant re-abandonment (abandoholism) or avoid relationships altogether to avoid the pain (abandophobism). Others are in a relationship but feel chronic heartache and uncertainty. They're shrouded in shame for feeling so needy.

3 Big Obstacles to Change -- and How to Overcome Them

Dr. Craig Malkin | Posted 05.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Craig Malkin

Reception has been mixed, mostly because some people doubt the sincerity of his efforts, but his attempts, as well as the skepticism surrounding them, have highlighted a truth that resonates for us all: It's really hard to change.

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...

Taking the Fear Out of Investing in a Nervous Market and Staying Your Game Plan

Kathleen Gurney | Posted 12.28.2014 | Money
Kathleen Gurney

In my years of experience, as a psychologist specializing in the psychodynamics of money management and investing, I've come to realize that there are certain important relationships which we must understand before we can achieve a consistent degree of success in the world of investing and in the marketplace.

How I Got Healthy: Part One: Panic Attacks and a Work in Progress

Julie Sacks | Posted 10.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Julie Sacks

While the anxiety attacks are gone, and I feel really great most of the time, I am still a work in progress. I am eager to embrace what's ahead for me as I continue to grow and evolve. I truly feel lucky to be happier and healthier, but always learning.

Want to Overcome Anxiety and Depression? Start by Asking a Different Question.

Kathariya Mokrue, PhD | Posted 09.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Kathariya Mokrue, PhD

Ask questions that prompt you to develop new ways of reacting to old problems so you increase your chances of gaining control over your life. If you ask these questions, on purpose, with intention on a daily basis, you may find that the "why me?" types of questions won't feel as pressing.

This Stunning Audition Proves Anxiety Doesn't Have To Rule Your Life

The Hufffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 06.13.2014 | Healthy Living

In the thick of her anxiety disorder, Anna Clendening thought she'd never leave her house again. Now, she's performing in front of millions of people ...

The Perfectly-Hidden Depressed Person: Are You One?

Dr. Margaret Rutherford | Posted 10.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Margaret Rutherford

Her friends will tell you, "She's a fantastic friend. Always there for you when you need her." Strangely enough, they don't seem to know what kind of deeper issues she might have.

Counteract Anxiety With Curiosity

Megan McDonough | Posted 05.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Megan McDonough

Ultimately, life is one big unknown. In every moment, we have no idea what will happen next. Boredom comes when we fail to see the new in everything -- even the mundane and ordinary. There is, then, no reason to wait for anxiety to actively practice curiosity.

On Becoming a Writer Who Writes

TueNight | Posted 05.21.2014 | Books
TueNight

Until recently, I never shared a real piece of myself with a reader. I rarely wrote about things that moved me at my core and even when I did, in my head, there was too much at stake to share those personal reflections.

3 Years Later, Remembering the Japan Earthquake

Anna Kunnecke | Posted 05.09.2014 | World
Anna Kunnecke

Three years ago, I was living in Tokyo during the March 11, 2011 earthquake. I was plunged into deep fear, and over the next two days I slowly crawled my way out of my panic. Today I'm remembering what I learned in the dark days after that tragic event, and remembering and honoring all those who lost family and friends.

Ziplining and Facing My Fears to Step Into My Greatness

Sarina Tomel | Posted 05.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Sarina Tomel

Monkey see, monkey do in Monteverde, Costa Rica! From witnessing monkeys hanging in the trees right outside our hotel doors, to ziplining through the ...