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Anxieties

When Reassurance Becomes a Crutch

Andrea Umbach | Posted 02.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Andrea Umbach

We have all done it. We try to say something that is helpful and reassuring. We try to say something that will take away someone's fears or doubts. The problem is it usually doesn't work. And sometimes reassurance does the exact opposite of what we intend.

The Upside Of Anxiety?

Dr. Rajiv Juneja | Posted 09.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Rajiv Juneja

Remember, anxiety is a normal part of life. Our inner GPS uses it to "feel its way" and guides us through our days and nights. Learn to understand it rather than avoid it. Seen through this light, anxiety can be a positive force in life.

10 Scientifically-Proven Ways To Have More Fun

Andrea Umbach | Posted 09.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Andrea Umbach

Adults and children must find a balance between structure and spontaneity. Structure allows for a framework, choices, and some flexibility, but rigidity means you follow the rules -- or else. How do you find balance?

Why Motivation Can't Work

Morty Lefkoe | Posted 09.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Morty Lefkoe

It really is possible to be what you want to be, do what you want to do, and have what you want to have. Life does not have to be a series of frustrations and disappointments. The tools exist to remove your barriers to true happiness and satisfaction.

Mindfulness in Everyday Life: Don't Be Afraid! Fearlessness -- A Place Beyond Fear

Donna Rockwell, PsyD | Posted 09.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Donna Rockwell, PsyD

The solution to overcoming fear lies not in finding the shortcut around it but in seeing fear's fundamental paradox: Western culture views tenderness as weakness and repression of feelings as strength, but actually the opposite is true.

Stop Anxiety In Its Tracks

Michael S. Broder, Ph.D. | Posted 07.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael S. Broder, Ph.D.

If you can't seem to reduce your anxiety, ask yourself if there is purpose your anxiety is serving. Maybe your anxiety keeps you in a relationship or at a job that you're afraid to leave. If so, face those issues head on, until you are operating according to your choices -- not your anxiety!

How to Teach Your Amygdala to Dance

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 05.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Mark Goulston, M.D.

One of the ways to foil an amygdala hijack is to teach your amygdala how to dance. An effective way to do that is to follow the 10 steps here.

Beyoncé Again Brings Her 'A Game'

Jennifer Hamady | Posted 04.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Hamady

When we are stuck in safety, we confuse the fatigue of simultaneously trying for and resisting our goals with the energy and effort that would otherwise be going powerfully toward achieving them.