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Panic During The Debates: 5 Stress Management Strategies

Johanna Bond | Posted 10.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Johanna Bond

I was texting furiously, checking Twitter and Facebook, listening to the television, wondering why I hadn't thought to get a snack before it all start...

An Entrepreneur's Nightmare

Paul J. McKenna | Posted 10.13.2016 | Business
Paul J. McKenna

I awoke in the wee hours of the morning to realize I was drenched in sweat, my covers and sheets twisted into knots around my body in response to my thrashing. My pillows lay on the other side of the room, thrown angrily at imaginary demons. My teeth were sore from grinding and my jaw muscles ached from clenching.

I Dare You To Live A Fearless Life

Clara G. Herrera | Posted 10.10.2016 | Divorce
Clara G. Herrera

Fear is a powerful obsession in the human psyche. It is one of the most domineering emotions that we possess.

I am a Hypochondriac

Galina Nemirovsky | Posted 09.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Galina Nemirovsky

I am in a perpetual abusive relationship with hypochondria; I desperately want to get away from it, but somehow it controls my brain. I've had hypoch...

Please, We BEG You, For Our Autistic Son's Sake, Keep Trump Out

David Royko | Posted 11.04.2016 | Parents
David Royko

This is a political post, but it is not meant to stir anything up or accuse anybody of anything. I beg everyone to NOT post anything antagonistic abou...

Trump Just Can't Help Himself

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.15.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

If the past is any prologue, by the end of the week nobody's going to even remember this speech, because by then Trump will have had at least two or three blowups out on the campaign trail -- which will become the story, instead.

Our Curative Breath

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 08.09.2016 | GPS for the Soul
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Jane Simon, M.D.

We can wake ourselves up by increasing our oxygen level by breathing deeply. Or conversely, we can put ourselves to sleep with a kind of meditation of shallow breathing, and repeating silently the words to the rhythmic "in" and "out" like a mantra.

Two Reasons People Panic At Work And How To Stop Doing That

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 06.14.2016 | Business
Lisa Earle McLeod

A client of ours was experiencing a drop in sales; financial performance was down, way down. The natural response is fear and panic. Unfortunately the natural response is the very worst path for a leader.

The Kindness of Strangers

Joanna Perry-Folino | Posted 04.23.2017 | GPS for the Soul
Joanna Perry-Folino

And maybe you have to lose everything and be reduced to begging before you can see the kindness of strangers so you can find it in yourself. I'm pretty sure the next time someone approaches me on the street asking for bus fare, I won't turn away. With that realization I was completely at peace.

If a Mid-Life Crisis Is Anything Like a Quarter-Life Crisis, I'll Pass

Cheyanne Dunn | Posted 04.22.2017 | Healthy Living
Cheyanne Dunn

Whatever it is I may be doing, I don't want to be questioning my choices. I want to be certain that am I doing what I love and what makes me happy. So if a mid-life crisis is anything like these feelings of uncertainty and unhappiness, I'll make sure to sleep through that one.

4 Mind Tricks to Try When Anxiety Strikes

Farsh Askari | Posted 02.09.2017 | 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.

The Stock Market: Time to Panic! Or Time to Buy!?

Bradford M. Pine | Posted 02.01.2017 | Business
Bradford M. Pine

Between the volatility and the overly-emotional coverage in the media, you might not be sure whether to panic, stay the course, buy, or sell it all. Some days, it might seem like it should be all of the above!

End Anxiety in the Workplace With This One Trick

Steve Zanella | Posted 01.25.2017 | Healthy Living
Steve Zanella

I found that my mind would race with worrisome, anxious thoughts every time it wasn't engaged with an activity. During meetings when other people were talking, my mind became free to wander. I couldn't control it because I didn't know how

GOP Beginning to Face Stark Reality That Trump Might Become Their Nominee

Chris Weigant | Posted 12.02.2016 | Media
Chris Weigant

Previously considered unthinkable, unconceivable and downright unimaginable, some Republicans are now struggling to come to grips with the fact that Donald Trump might actually become their party's standard-bearing presidential nominee.

4 Techniques for Dealing With Panic Attacks

Richelle DeVoe | Posted 11.18.2016 | 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.)

Learning to Love Being Hacked

Josh A. Stern | Posted 09.16.2016 | Comedy
Josh A. Stern

After my Twitter account got viciously hacked in February, I bid a fond farewell to 200,000 followers, and with it: my sanity, self-respect and good judgement... all of which were in short supply to begin with.

Our Panic-Stricken Country

Heather Hummel | Posted 08.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Heather Hummel

I left the ER that evening thinking about how much stress impacts our bodies. That a panic attack essentially left Brad unable to move most of his body, in pain, and barely able to breathe or talk.

How You Can Help Someone With Mental Illness: What to Do First

Farsh Askari | Posted 06.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Farsh Askari

Instead of an assessment (which implies judgment) and advice (which implies expertise), what someone who's mentally distressed, in any context, needs first, mentally and emotionally, is some acknowledgment and support.

3 Powerful Ways to Gain Control of Any Situation

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 05.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

Some people live their lives as if they are passengers in an out-of-control car. Rather than doing something to control the situation -- by getting into the driver's seat -- they operate the car as passengers. They attempt to control what is out of their control, rather than what actually is within it. Here's how you can gain control when you feel like you have none:

What It Really Feels Like To Have A Panic Attack

Janelle Ann McCarthy | Posted 04.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Janelle Ann McCarthy

It's like one by one, each and every stimulus around you takes over your mind and body. One by one, a sound or a feeling or a visual will become so engulfing that that one stimulus becomes your entire reality. That one thing becomes every thought that goes through your mind and every physical and emotional feeling you have.

7 Ways to Help Your Child Through Anxiety

Jodi Aman | Posted 04.06.2015 | Parents
Jodi Aman

As parents, it is our job to keep our children safe. But how can we save them from their own minds?

FDA Continues Blood Libel of Gay Men

James Peron | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
James Peron

Previously, any gay man who ever had sex with another man, no matter how "safe" the sex, was deemed too risky to donate blood. Now they are banned only if they had sex within the last year. These regulations were put into place during the height of the HIV/AIDS hysteria.

Ebola, the News Cycle, and the Affliction of Short Attention Spans

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 01.10.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Real problems, in the real world, are rarely solved by either the excessively afflicted or the unduly comfortable. Real problems, like Ebola, tend to populate the space between cause for panic and allowance for apathy. Real solutions, whatever the headlines, tend to reside there as well.

The Panic Attack That Saved My Business

Nellie Akalp | Posted 01.04.2015 | Business
Nellie Akalp

I thought about my employees. I thought about my kids and their future. I was baffled about the fact that I had already launched and sold a successful business in the exact same industry years before -- why was it so much harder the second time around?

Plague Plots -- Dispatches From Albert Camus

Joseph Cooper | Posted 01.03.2015 | Home
Joseph Cooper

A hands-on doctor tries to get public officials to recognize infestations as bubonic and pneumonic plagues. Can a novel's depictions inform discussions about Ebola?