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Why Worry?

Sue Shanahan | Posted 07.29.2015 | Good News
Sue Shanahan

I've spent a good amount of my time on Earth fretting. A defense developed in childhood, worry was my talisman, my rabbit's foot. I believed it kept me safe. Delving into my spiritual yearning has brought me to a place of openness and questioning.

Look Right, Don't Look Wrong

Grace de Rond | Posted 07.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Grace de Rond

The goal is to manage our issues without being motivated by fear. By handling our problems effectively, we can de-power fear-based thoughts and keep a healthy, appreciative outlook in the present moment.

You Are Not Here to Be Liked!

Allen Vaysberg | Posted 07.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Allen Vaysberg

Are you liked by others? Are you stressed out over what others think of you? Is wearing the right brand name important to you? If you answered "y...

I'm a Bit of a Worrywart

Stacey Graham | Posted 07.13.2015 | Parents
Stacey Graham

I was an active yet clumsy child so I spent a majority of my time in arm casts, recovering from knee surgery, or in full leg braces. Thus, my spidey-sense is on high alert whenever my children attempt anything remotely dangerous, say... opening an olive jar without proper eye protection.

How to Stop Worrying and Start Living

Leisa Peterson | Posted 07.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Leisa Peterson

While we can't always immediately stop worry, by learning to acknowledge our feelings, and accept a more positive outlet for them, we can gradually learn to let go of negative emotions and steer life in the direction we truly want.

How to Make Worry Your Friend!

Noelle Nelson | Posted 07.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Noelle Nelson

Worried about something for which you can't figure out solutions on your own? Ask for help. Ask as many people as you need to, then sort through their different ideas and choose the one that feels best to you.

Afraid of Disappointing Your Parents? Here's How to Move On

Catherine Chen, Ph.D. | Posted 06.30.2015 | Women
Catherine Chen, Ph.D.

Has this ever happened to you? You are at a fork in the road. One path leads to your dream life and a fulfilling career and the other path is what is tried and true and what is expected by your parents. The pull of both is equally strong and for this reason, but you're afraid to move forward for fear of disappointing your parents.

Snakes, Snakes. Everywhere, Snakes.

Lisa K. Friedman | Posted 06.11.2015 | Fifty
Lisa K. Friedman

Who knew this could even happen? Snakes! Inside the house. What could possibly be worse?

4 Traps to Avoid When You're Filled With Anxiety

Kristen Lee Costa | Posted 05.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Kristen Lee Costa

Most of us who have faced anxiety know that we should have come out with it sooner, and that doing so brings about great relief. Letting it fester and go untended is a surefire way to add fuel to the fire.

Is Your Over-Thinking an 'Addiction'? Here Are 8 Steps to Recovery

Kathy Gottberg | Posted 05.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Kathy Gottberg

I like choices. Nearly every one of my decisions is carefully researched to maximize the greatest number of benefits. When buying, I like to know ...

The Strange And Seductive Rituals Of Worry

Francis O’Gorman | Posted 05.21.2015 | Arts
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Francis O’Gorman

Worriers like me are secretly devoted to mysterious rituals and superstitions. Although we're ordinary people living ordinary lives, we are caught up in peculiar dramas of obeisance.

How to Stop Worrying and Start Living

Daniel DiPiazza | Posted 05.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Daniel DiPiazza

To have the clarity to make smarter decisions, we have to stop worrying so much about things that are outside of our locus of control and instead, only focus on the things that we can control.

Where Do Phobias Come From?

Andrea Umbach | Posted 05.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Andrea Umbach

Sometimes it is really easy to figure out why you are afraid of something. Other times, identifying the situation that ignited your fear can be really hard to spot. It might even result from a combination of factors.

Mind Turtles

Michael Neill | Posted 05.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael Neill

We treat our negative emotions as some kind of divine oracle or pesky nuisance, either worshiping at their altar or doing our best to avoid feeling them altogether, but neither approach is particularly useful.

3 Common Anxiety Traps And How To Avoid Them

Posted 05.07.2015 | Healthy Living

By Catherine DiBenedetto If you’re an anxious person, you’ve probably been told your whole life not to worry so much -- to “stop overthin...

Question Your Fear So Your Children Can Grow

Cathy Cassani Adams | Posted 05.01.2015 | Parents
Cathy Cassani Adams

We suffer when we believe all of the scary stories in our head. Suffering is exaggerated worry about what could happen if we had a difficult experience, not the actual difficult experience.

Managing Test Anxiety in Today's High Stakes Testing Era

Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D. | Posted 06.30.2015 | Parents
Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D.

School worry and test worry are common. There has become an increased focus on grades, GPAs, and a fear-based mentality that kids will not get into a good college unless they have a 4.6 GPA. Sadly, this fearful mentality has trickled down all the way to elementary school today! What is going on? And what should parents do?

The Worrier

Marcia Liss | Posted 06.30.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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How to Help Stop Negative Thoughts

Jon Wortmann | Posted 06.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Jon Wortmann

When the negative thoughts come, sit with them. Wait out the pain, at least at first. By journaling, talking to a friend, or meditating, discern what in life needs a little more attention. That will often allow your mind to go back to a more peaceful place.

Do Intelligent People Worry More?

Slate | David Wilson | Posted 04.16.2015 | World

If you worry a lot, fear not—your anxiety just might be a sign of high intelligence. The idea has been around for a while: The adage that ignorance ...

What's Up With All the Honking?

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 05.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Honking is something that feels OK for many of us to do, but feels terribly personal when it happens to us. Honking may create sound on the outside, but it happens because we're not too happy inside... and we need a release.

Entrepreneurshi#!

Jon Vaughn | Posted 05.28.2015 | Chicago
Jon Vaughn

I called a friend. He said, "Pick five scenarios that you think MIGHT happen at this investor presentation, write them down and get it out of your head." It reminded me of the chorus to The Cranberries' "Zombie." I've been here before, I'll keep fighting.

It's in the Stars

Marcia Liss | Posted 05.29.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

I'm not afraid of getting old... well, maybe a little...

Debi Mazar on Insomnia: 'Thank GOD for Makeup!'

Valerie Frankel | Posted 05.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Valerie Frankel

Actor Debi Mazar spoke about sleeplessness this week at a press event for SILENOR, a new sleep drug. It's not that the star of Entourage, Younger ...

3 Ways to Turn Worry Into Wonderful

Panache Desai | Posted 05.16.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Panache Desai

Worry is wasted energy -- energy that can be spent productively living our wonderful lives, not spinning our wheels. The future can be frightening at times. However, when we let go and trust in our limitless abundance and divine path, it's much easier to keep in the sunlight.