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Social Anxiety

6 Signs You Worry Too Much About What Others Think: Why It's a Problem and What to Do About It

Dr. Gary Trosclair | Posted 08.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Gary Trosclair

This being true to your whole self -- this individuation -- isn't easy. It takes courage and perseverance, but in the long run it feels better. And for many people, bringing their unique offerings to the world is what gives their life meaning.

4 Sneaky Signs You're Lonely (And What To Do About It)

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 07.28.2015 | Healthy Living

Whether it's a move to a new city or school, a breakup or a random rough patch, we all get lonely from time to time. This is pretty normal, but too m...

I Don't Hate You, I Have Social Anxiety

Alana Saltz | Posted 07.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Alana Saltz

Unfortunately, the more interested I am in getting to know a particular person, the worse this will be. If I really want someone to like me, I'm extra careful with what I say, which then ends up being little or nothing at all.

3 Strategies for Surviving Any Social Situation

Quiet Revolution | Meagan Francis | Posted 07.22.2015 | Healthy Living

I’m not an introvert, but I am an ENFP, which (according to the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator) means I need more alone time than other extroverts and ...

One Simple Way to Reduce Social Anxiety

Science of Us | Posted 07.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Science of Us

Life is rough for the socially anxious. But there may be a simple way for people to tamp down some of those debilitating nerves: Just be nice.

16 Things People With Social Anxiety Want You To Know

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 07.13.2015 | Healthy Living

Imagine feeling so uncomfortable in certain situations -- sometimes at random -- that you can't breathe or even process what's going on around yo...

How Random Acts Of Kindness Can Improve Your Social Anxiety

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 07.10.2015 | Healthy Living

Performing random acts of kindness may be the secret to alleviating social anxiety among those who suffer from it, according to a new study.&nbs...

Jane Lynch Opens Up About Living With Social Anxiety

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 07.08.2015 | Healthy Living

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Carolyn Gregoire

Sauerkraut Might Be The Secret To Curing Social Anxiety

HuffingtonPost.com | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 06.10.2015 | Science

Can you eat your way to an anxiety-free existence? It might sound outlandish, but the idea that your diet can have a huge effect on your emotions ...

Have Social Anxiety? This Startup Is Working To Help You Beat It

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 05.14.2015 | Healthy Living

In March, a Bay Area-based startup called Joyable launched. Their mission? Helping people overcome their social anxiety. According to the Anxiety ...

Do You Feel Lonely?

Bernadette Farrell | Posted 06.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Bernadette Farrell

We are all born with and driven by a need for connection with others --a need to be loved and to belong, to be part of something or someone outside of ourselves. Loneliness is the feeling that we get as a result of being without the companionship of others.

Why Group Brainstorming Is a Waste of Time

Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, Ph.D. | Posted 05.29.2015 | Business
Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, Ph.D.

Brainstorming continues to be used because it feels intuitively right to do so. As such, it is one more placebo in the talent management cabinet, believed to work in spite of the clear absence of evidence. So go ahead, schedule that brainstorming meeting -- just don't expect it to accomplish much.

'I'm Sorry' Is My Armor

Jennifer Malise | Posted 05.17.2015 | Women
Jennifer Malise

I'm always going to be scared; of failure, of disappointment, of not being good enough. But I'm done pretending that I won't feel pain if I'm careful enough, or that I can prevent the pain of others by just wishing hard enough. Saying I'm sorry is a verbal tightrope act, and it's one that I'm done performing.

Why You Can't Fix Your Pre-Teen's Social Angst

Zanthe Taylor | Posted 04.01.2015 | Parents
Zanthe Taylor

Middle school is a treacherous time for kids, but I didn't anticipate how tough it would be for a parent. I didn't expect to relive that time again so painfully as a mother, nor did I anticipate that the parental remove can bring not only perspective, but also extra heartache.

What Weight Watchers Is Getting Wrong With Its New Ad Campaign

Jennie J. Kramer, MSW, LCSW | Posted 03.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennie J. Kramer, MSW, LCSW

Let's not forget that at Weight Watchers, it is a weight loss method they are selling -- not a treatment approach that gets to the root of why people "eat their feelings" or use food for other reasons than as fuel.

21 Ways to Overcome Networking Awkwardness

| Andrew Griffiths | Posted 02.26.2015 | Small Business

For many people, the thought of going to a networking event is akin to getting a tooth pulled. They know they have to do it, but the prospect of stand...

How to Plot the Perfect French Exit for the Holidays

Jay Clark | Posted 02.18.2015 | Comedy
Jay Clark

Between office parties and family gatherings, you may find yourself in a similar panic-button situation this holiday season. By no means am I endorsing such disappearing acts, but it's important to be realistic about the likelihood you'll want to perform one.

What Do Emotional and Social Agility Have to Do With Creativity?

Todd Kashdan | Posted 02.06.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Todd Kashdan

Ask yourself, "Is this contributing to my wholeness?" and if you're getting constructive criticism, if you're dedicating effort toward a meaningful goal, and you feel uncomfortable... it is.

4 Strategies to Handle Criticism Well

Todd Kashdan | Posted 02.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Todd Kashdan

Let's accept a fact -- not all criticism is valid. Do not let your brain fool you. Just because words are published online does not mean they hold any merit. Here are four strategies to handle criticism well.

How a Psychiatrist Treats Depression: A Peek Behind the Curtain

Dr. Matt Goldenberg D.O. | Posted 01.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Matt Goldenberg D.O.

If you are suffering from depression, or know someone who is, my goal of writing these articles on depression is to spread a message of hope. Psychiatry is a field of medicine that specifically focuses on diseases of the mind including depression. Even a single consultation can help to clarify the diagnosis, treatment options and can begin the healing process.

You Might Be Underestimating Just How Much Your Friends Love You

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 11.14.2014 | Healthy Living

Social anxiety disorder can make it incredibly difficult for people to interact with others and make friends. And according to a new study, people wit...

Your Biggest First Date Worries... Solved

Dr. Shannon Kolakowski | Posted 12.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Shannon Kolakowski

Especially if you're shy or tend to be anxious, those first date jitters can translate into full blown dating anxiety, which can be paralyzing. The days and hours leading up to a date can be worry-filled, and you may even avoid dating altogether if it's too intense.

8 Tips for Helping Shy Kids Make Friends

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 12.01.2014 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

My son is a very shy child. He had one friend at school who was his best buddy last year (in first grade), but that boy moved away. My little guy is t...

5 Ways to Overcome Dating Anxiety

Dr. Shannon Kolakowski | Posted 11.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Shannon Kolakowski

The message is one of hope. Social anxiety can be debilitating, isolating and lonely. But it doesn't have to be that way. With treatment, practice and a willingness to try new behaviors, dating anxiety can be overcome.

Coming Out, Again: A Singer Battles Depression and Stage Fright

Doug Kreeger | Posted 11.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Doug Kreeger

Words have meaning and intent, and denial of this fact is ignorant. I believe that in the great cage match of life, enlightenment destroys ignorance, and enlightenment is my truth, my whole truth, and nothing but my truth, in whatever way I choose to illuminate the darkness of my own tightly-locked closet.