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Social Anxiety

Shyness: 4 Methods to Work With Social Anxiety

Danielle Wolffe | Posted 11.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Danielle Wolffe

While social anxiety can truly, at moments, suck, it may have also invoked strengths in you. Embrace those strengths. Be thankful for them. Trust them. Allow yourself to be empowered by them. Continue to use them to carve out your niche in the world.

"Remember When it Began" - Second in a Series on the Move Out of Social Anxiety

Becky Millard | Posted 11.20.2015 | Fifty
Becky Millard

To continue the journey out of my social anxiety, by now well developed and deeply entrenched, I understood that I was going to have to go back in time. I wasn't born with it.

How Gandhi's Introversion Made Him The Ultimate Liberator

Quiet Revolution | Alice Bradley | Posted 11.20.2015 | Healthy Living

This article first appeared on Mahatma Gandhi, the leader of the movement for India’s independence from Great Britain and the man...

How to Avoid Those Awkward Moments Around the Dinner Table

Samantha Boardman MD | Posted 11.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Samantha Boardman MD

Seating arrangements affect persuasion by activating fundamental needs: Circular seating highlights the need to belong, whereas angular arrangements prime the desire to be unique.

The Ways I Live Happily With Anxiety

Aleichia Williams | Posted 11.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Aleichia Williams

When I've stopped living by these few rules that I am going to share, my anxiety has rushed back into my life. So I know that they work. Also, you'd be surprised these methods of living are pretty normal which helps me to believe that there's nothing abnormal about living with anxiety. I'm here to share!

3 Ways to Deal With Anxiety Caused By Confusing Digital Age Etiquette

Lantern | Posted 11.18.2015 | Healthy Living

For example, that interesting yet profoundly anxiety-producing time with my apparently-not-former friend. Was she being rude for ignoring me? Or, against my better judgment, had I been rude for messaging her insistently? Was I hounding her or was she ghosting me?

Making New Friends in a Mobile Society

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 11.12.2015 | Women
Dr. Gail Gross

When you move to a new town as an adult, it can be very tough to break into already existing friendships and cliques. One of the most important things you can do to help is to reach out to people with similar interests and values. This requires you to override both your reticence and your shyness.

5 Things To Consider When You're Having Trouble Making It Past Your Front Door

Quiet Revolution | Alice Bradley | Posted 11.05.2015 | Healthy Living

  This article first appeared on In my last post, I wrote about how overwhelming it can be to even think about heading out to join ...

Mentally Ill: The 5 Really Real Reasons Your Friend Can't Talk to You

Molly Farney | Posted 10.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Molly Farney

Mental illnesses are as colorful as they are dark and as deep as those uneducated about them seem shallow. Too often, they remain faceless, minimized, stereotyped, and overwhelming.

"The Healing of Becky M" - First in a Series on the Move Out of Social Anxiety

Becky Millard | Posted 10.05.2015 | Fifty
Becky Millard

The very simple, little brick building greeted me when I pulled into the parking lot. A single door was wide open, patiently waiting to welcome the guests that would be arriving shortly.

8 Tips For Overcoming The Fear Of 'Putting Yourself Out There'

Quiet Revolution | Alice Bradley | Posted 10.07.2015 | Healthy Living

In researching Quiet, I met a scientist performing groundbreaking work on social anxiety disorder. A charming, articulate man, he confided to me that...

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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Sauerkraut Might Be The Secret To Curing Social Anxiety | 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.