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6 Tips to Reduce Our Children's Stress During the School Year

Allison Carmen | Posted 08.27.2015 | Parents
Allison Carmen

There is certainly a lot to explore regarding whether our children are being overworked and whether school homework policies should be examined. But what can we do for our children right now and during the rest of the school year to help them be less stressed and worried?

85 Percent of What We Worry About Never Happens

Don Joseph Goewey | Posted 08.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Don Joseph Goewey

Five hundred years ago, Michel de Montaigne said: "My life has been filled with terrible misfortune; most of which never happened." Now there's a study that proves it. This study looked into how many of our imagined calamities never materialize.

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.

5 Things I Can't Worry About Anymore

Stephanie Harper | Posted 08.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Harper

My focus should be on wellness, on getting better and continuing to learn how to cope with my situation, how to find joy and gratitude in my life, in the people who surround me. I should be focused on this. There are some things I just can't worry about anymore.

When the Fever Breaks...

Michael Neill | Posted 08.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael Neill

A few years ago, I had the experience of sitting up with the daughter of a friend as she went through a real-time nervous breakdown. A nearby psychiat...

Bruises, Batteries and Beauty: Life Lessons From One Long Night

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 08.03.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Deirdre Maloney

I recently found myself on a mountain in the middle of the night. Again. Unlike the last time, this event wasn't quite so...traumatic. Though this a...

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.