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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


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.


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.

How Focusing on God Brings Peace

Brooke Metz | Posted 05.03.2015 | Religion
Brooke Metz

I didn't have the little crucifix with me last night, but I did have the power of the Holy Spirit within me, and I had Jesus sitting right beside me. Why should I worry?

Getting Rid of Worry

Michelle Zarrin | Posted 05.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Michelle Zarrin

When we're confronted with news that could be good or bad, our minds tend to side with the bad. And the important thing to note is, we've programmed ourselves with this mindset of worry and fear.

My Child Won't Go to School: School Avoidance and What to Do

Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D. | Posted 04.13.2015 | Parents
Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D.

It is important that we remember that children want to succeed and feel good. When they are avoiding or refusing to go to school (their job), it means something isn't right for them and it is our job as parents and educators to figure it out.

8 Ways to Sustain Your Inner Connection No Matter What's Happening Around You

Laurie Seymour | Posted 04.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Laurie Seymour

Life is full of all kinds of noise. Consider how your whole body gets impacted by daily life. Right now, as you read this, is your body tight? Do you...

7 Tools for Facing Fear and Self-Doubt

Elyse Santilli | Posted 04.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Elyse Santilli

Fear. Worry. Self-doubt. They can keep us frozen in our tracks, unable to move forward no matter how much our heart is yearning for change in our lives.

7 Ways to Help Your Child Through Anxiety

Jodi Aman | Posted 04.06.2015 | Parents
Jodi Aman

As parents, it is our job to keep our children safe. But how can we save them from their own minds?

27 Common Things That Prevent Our Happiness

Elyse Santilli | Posted 04.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Elyse Santilli

Instead of looking outwards for happiness, simply look within at all the ways you are preventing yourself from being happy in this very moment -- and work on letting them go. To get you started, here are 27 common things that prevent our happiness.

I Didn't Read the Fine Print on the Mom Contract

Jessica Bensten | Posted 04.05.2015 | Parents
Jessica Bensten

People always tell you when you become a mother, you'll understand a new level of love. With that love comes a big old asterisk in the fine print of the motherhood contract.

Are You a Worrier or a Warrior?

Bernadette Farrell | Posted 03.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Bernadette Farrell

My mother in-law used to say "If you worry you die, if you don't worry you die, so why worry." None of her offspring are worriers either. Is it because they learned from an early age that worry is such a total waste of time? Or could it be that they are 'warriors' rather than 'worriers'?

This Is a Test -- Let's Play

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 03.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Once I decided to leave the gym I desperately tried to figure out what would replace it... the class or the boot camp or the activity that would be the right fit now.