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5 Phobias You May Not Realize You Experience | Posted 08.17.2016 | Healthy Living

By: Cassie Shortsleeve Discover the difference between an everyday fear and paralyzing phobia by cross-checking your worries against these five surpr...

Loving Someone With A Mental Illness

Melissa McCarty | Posted 12.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Melissa McCarty

In all my years covering social issues, I've learned some simply need a little more love and support then others. It may be draining at times, let's acknowledge that but you can handle it, you'll see your much stronger than you ever gave yourself credit for.

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 08.24.2016 | 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.

Failure to Launch Syndrome: What You Need to Know to Help Your Dependent Adult Child

Michael Ascher, M.D. | Posted 05.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael Ascher, M.D.

Persistence, the development of resiliency, introspection and self-understanding, and appropriate family support are the key to moving an adolescent into true adulthood.

Social Anxiety and the Internet

Barbara Holm | Posted 04.09.2013 | Technology
Barbara Holm

The Internet is a safe barrier where people can feel free to say whatever they want. If we're all connected when we're alone in a dark room lit up by a computer screen, then why would we ever go to a bar?

7 Failures Everybody Needs To Have (Only Once)

Posted 01.22.2016 | OWN

By Leigh Newman Nobody likes to crash and burn. Some meltdowns, however, wise us up to new possibilities. 1. The 'Everything's Fine' Failure Le...

7 Things That Actually Accelerate Aging

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 07.12.2012 | Fifty

According to a new study published this week, phobic anxiety, which is triggered by intense fear, contributes to older adults aging quickly. Althou...

Treatment for Social Anxiety

Morty Lefkoe | Posted 08.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Morty Lefkoe

If you feel emotional discomfort about social situations, interactions with others, or being evaluated or judged by others, you may have "social anxiety" -- a problem shared by almost 20 million others in the United States.

How To Overcome Performance Anxiety: Don't Think Of It As A Performance

Tamar Chansky | Posted 07.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Tamar Chansky

People aren't on the sidelines judging our lives with the clipboard and whistle, and we shouldn't be either.

Get Over Yourself! Learn This Secret to Boost Your Confidence

Robert Pagliarini | Posted 12.07.2011 | Healthy Living
Robert Pagliarini

Nobody cares about you. Furthermore, nobody thinks about you, watches you, keeps track of what you're wearing, or notices the words you mispronounce. And yes, this is wonderful news!

Accepting Social Fears

Susan Smalley, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Smalley, Ph.D.

Working with social anxiety - and phobias - can take many forms including therapy, meditation, and medication. And I have found that humor also helps.