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A Spoonful of Support Helps the Medicine Go Down

Uloop | Posted 07.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Uloop

A good attitude and healthy lifestyle goes along with taking medication. Taking pills can only do so much, but if we allow ourselves to accept it instead of marking it with disgust and disappointment, then we will be taking the first step to understand what good medicine can do.

How Worrying...Helps?

Sara Starkman | Posted 07.29.2014 | Comedy
Sara Starkman

To most of my friends and family -- OK FINE -- to all of my friends and family, I'm known as "the QUEEN worry wart" (tiny curtsy). I literally worry a...

Got Stress? Here's Why

Gadadhara Pandit Dasa | Posted 07.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Gadadhara Pandit Dasa

It doesn't have to be long and complicated. Just take out a few minutes every day to clear your head and breath deeply and keep your mind only on your breath. When the mind wanders and starts to plan your day, just bring it back to the breath.

A Reminder To Stop Forcing Life And To Start Living It

Akirah Robinson | Posted 07.25.2014 | Women
Akirah Robinson

Here's a novel idea: perhaps life isn't about getting what we want, when we want it, especially since our awareness is often so limited. Perhaps life is meant to be lived, not forced.

4 Ways We Calm Ourselves Down Without Really Knowing It

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 07.23.2014 | Healthy Living

Being stressed out is about as enjoyable as working overtime on a Friday or being stuck in traffic. (For some of us, that is what stresses us out in t...

WATCH: Seeing Things as Bad

Brad Yates | Posted 07.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Brad Yates

Chances are you've heard the expression, "It all depends on how you look at it." This tends to be true with how we feel about something that has happ...

8 Powerful Questions That Will Change Your Life

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 07.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

So often when people are anxious, depressed, dealing with relationship issues, or going through a life transition, their thoughts linger on what isn't right, their faults, and perceived weaknesses. Redirecting your attention to what you're good at and your strengths is a powerful step to bring about change.

4 Ways A Little Stress Can Be Good For You

John Whyte, M.D., MPH | Posted 07.20.2014 | Healthy Living
John Whyte, M.D., MPH

Stress, when harnessed properly, can have numerous benefits for the body and mind. But in order to use stress to our advantage, it's important first to understand what exactly causes it and, if everyone tells us to avoid it, how it can actually help us.

Why I Embrace Anxiety

Cecilie Aslaksen | Posted 07.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Cecilie Aslaksen

For the last year I've not used medication, I've created my own job, I have three happy kids, and I'm happy to be alive. I live the life I've dreamt about living.

Gynecomastia and My Traumatic Day at the Beach

Lorne Jaffe | Posted 07.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Lorne Jaffe

It took 10 years post-gynecomastia surgery for me to go to the beach and take off my shirt because I still felt those now phantom breasts and stares.

Welcoming Our Ego-Wounded Parts

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 07.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

"I just want to get rid of the part of me that gets angry so easily." "I hate the part of me that thinks about food all the time." "I just want to k...

Why You Must Play With Your Teens

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 07.14.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

I am not suggesting that you make a u-turn and start being your teen's friend. I'm suggesting instead that you remember to teach your child about the importance of work, the importance of love and the importance of play.

WATCH: 'My Team Lost!'

Brad Yates | Posted 07.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Brad Yates

Well, the World Cup has finally come to a close... and I can start focusing on work again. While many are rejoicing, many are also licking their wou...

4 Problems Stoicism Can Help Us With

The Philosophers' Mail | Posted 07.14.2014 | World

‘Stoicism’ was a philosophy that flourished for some 400 years in Ancient Greece and Rome, gaining widespread support among all classes of society...

How Summer Movies and Books Can Provide Parallels to Real Life's Challenges For Your Kids

Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D. | Posted 07.11.2014 | Parents
Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D.

How can we as parents accept, nurture and facilitate understanding within our children while witnessing the more painful subjects in life portrayed through popular culture?

National Nude Day: Bare it All and Love It

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 07.10.2014 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

Take a deep breath and relax! Nudity is more at this stage of life than just taking your clothes off...thankfully!

Your Boss Does Not Hate You! 5 Secrets to Perspective, Health and Happiness

Susie Moore | Posted 07.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Susie Moore

We all come from the same creator. You are as deserving, special and entitled to the good things in the world as anyone else. It is often the mind poison we feed ourselves that block the miracles that come our way and stop us receiving what is rightfully ours.

How Loved Ones Can Help You Cope With Depression

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 07.08.2014 | Healthy Living

Only those living with anxiety or depression can truly understand the crippling effects of the symptoms that come along with them. From feeling empty ...

Listening to Jesus: The Waste of Worry

Rev. Peter M. Wallace | Posted 07.07.2014 | Religion
Rev. Peter M. Wallace

The hiking path meandered through the forested moutainside. My companion and I kept pushing up the hill. It was a steady incline and my legs were beginning to feel the burn of my effort.

10 Ways Raising House Plants and Kids Are Similar

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 07.07.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Since my daughter has left the nest and seems to be taking wonderful care of herself with, of course, several attempts on my part to always remain important and necessary, I have noticed that I have become a bit motherly with my plants. I know exactly what it is like to be motherly because I have been in the parenting game for over 20 years.

Dear Family Whisperer: How to Make Him Listen When You Need to Talk

Melinda Blau | Posted 07.07.2014 | Parents
Melinda Blau

If you share childcare and housework, bravo! Many women would envy you. But also give your partner a chance to do his share of the emotional work.

The Power of Meditative Thinking Versus Positive Thinking

Eden Kozlowski | Posted 07.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Eden Kozlowski

With meditation one can learn to be in any scenario and access it from an optimistic stance. When we work together, we focus on seeing the truth of our situations.

5 Yoga Practices That Beat Stress

Dana Bisenius | Posted 07.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Dana Bisenius

When we are faced with a deep stretch or strength-building posture, our bodies feel challenged and our minds may begin to protest: This is too hard. How much longer? I can't do this. How much longer?

Terrified Tyrants

Eli Lebowitz | Posted 07.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Eli Lebowitz

What do you think about when you think of an anxious kid? Shy? Withdrawn? Avoidant? Meek? How about controlling? Coercive? Even... a dictator? Teachers, neighbors, and psychologists like me are usually surprised when parents describe an anxious child in these terms. But very often, parents do.

7 More Things Only Chronic Overthinkers Will Understand

Beth Leipholtz | Posted 07.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Beth Leipholtz

There may be days we want to pull our hair out, slam our heads into a wall, turn our brains off. But in the end, we need to remember that we know ourselves better than anyone else. We need to have faith that we are doing the right thing, making the right choices -- because our instincts exist for a reason.