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An Imposter and Fraud or a Forever Grieving and Healing Mother?

Justine Brooks Froelker | Posted 10.20.2014 | Parents
Justine Brooks Froelker

They turned up the lights after one song. We usually sing four amazing rock band-like songs, which is one of the many reasons I love our church. The...

Your Biggest First Date Worries... Solved

Dr. Shannon Kolakowski | Posted 10.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Shannon Kolakowski

Especially if you're shy or tend to be anxious, those first date jitters can translate into full blown dating anxiety, which can be paralyzing. The days and hours leading up to a date can be worry-filled, and you may even avoid dating altogether if it's too intense.

'Tis the Season (Again): How to Cope With Seasonal Affective Disorder

John Tsilimparis | Posted 10.20.2014 | Healthy Living
John Tsilimparis

Seasonal affective disorder or SAD, is a type of depression that literally follows a seasonal pattern. It systematically appears and disappears at the same time each year. The people who are affected by SAD experience depression-like symptoms beginning in the fall which may continue for five to seven months until spring returns and the days become longer again.

Cognitive Function and Its Impact on Chronic Pain

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 10.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

We all know that pain can cause all kinds of issues with our brain function, including making it hard for us to think or behave as we used to behave p...

7 Tips to Coping With Ebola Phobia: Keeping Perspective Is Key

John Tsilimparis | Posted 10.17.2014 | Healthy Living
John Tsilimparis

When we are faced with crisis situations of this magnitude, we get anxious and excessively worry that our sense of safety and security is threatened. We become fearful for ourselves and for our loved ones.

Sex, Violence, and Weight

Jenny G. Perry | Posted 10.17.2014 | Style
Jenny G. Perry

I live in a different world than many, in that I don't believe in doom and gloom, I believe in hope and that things are getting better. You can look at upheavels in all areas as creating anew. Change is the mode of life, it's a given.

Lindsay Holmes

5 Of The Most Helpful Things You Can Say To Someone With Anxiety

HuffingtonPost.com | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 10.16.2014 | Healthy Living

For those who haven't been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder, it might be difficult to truly comprehend what's going on inside the mind of the 40 mil...

WATCH: Expecting to Be Afraid (Anticipatory Fear)

Brad Yates | Posted 10.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Brad Yates

It's uncomfortable enough when we experience fear in challenging moments... and we often make it worse by experiencing that fear when we are anticipat...

Stop Thinking, Just Move: Combatting OCD

Maria Senise | Posted 10.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Senise

I want joy, peace, contentment, hope, and happiness to be my motivation, to be my source of thoughts and emotions. I need to keep building up this sense of conquering; I need to gather my fuel. I need to keep doing.

How Rude! Alex J. Packer's New Teen Guide to Good Manners Is a Must-have Book!

LuxEco Living | Posted 10.14.2014 | Books
LuxEco Living

By Nancy Chuda founder and Editor in Chief of LuxEcoLiving and co-founder of Healthy Child Healthy World "Hallelujah! Finally a book for all ages...

Can Shopping Help Anxiety? The Psychology Behind Retail Therapy

Simple. Thrifty. Living. | Posted 10.13.2014 | Money
Simple. Thrifty. Living.

I recently had a friend say to me (jokingly of course), "I wish my health insurance covered retail therapy." In fact a new study out by TNS Global found that half of all Americans have admitted to engaging in one form or another of retail therapy.

5 Things You Are Doing That Keep You From Feeling You Are Good Enough

Shelley Davidescu | Posted 10.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Shelley Davidescu

One of the foundational principles I use while helping my clients is identifying and owning their feelings of worthiness and being good enough about who they are and what they stand for. It is from this place of self-worth that your internal genius shows up so you can truly offer your gifts to the world.

Retreat Not Defeat: Self-Stigma and Mental Health

Marisa Lancione | Posted 10.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Marisa Lancione

I haven't surrendered to my illness, I've just retreated. No general would continue when the battle is surely lost. A general would regroup, tend to the wounded, gather reinforcements, and re-strategize. And that's all I'm doing. I may have lost this battle, but there's still a war to win.

WATCH: 'Should' You Feel Bad?

Brad Yates | Posted 10.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Brad Yates

One of the reasons we tend not to feel as good as we could as often as we could is that we have a lot of training in how to feel bad. Not only are we...

This Is What To Tell Yourself When You Can't Sleep At Night

Kat Forsythe, MSW | Posted 10.13.2014 | Fifty
Kat Forsythe, MSW

Anxiety is the big gun in regularly occurring insomnia. What do you think or say when you're jolted awake? Monitoring the messages we give ourselves may be the trick we need to get back into la-la land.

Losing Control of My Car and My Life

Lev Raphael | Posted 10.12.2014 | Impact
Lev Raphael

In all my decades of driving, I've never had anything but a minor fender bender just minutes from my house--until last weekend when I apparently skidded off rainy I75 near Flint, Michigan, onto a grassy median and blacked out.

My Battle With Depression And Anxiety

Marisa Lancione | Posted 10.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Marisa Lancione

Living with a chronic mental illness often feels like waiting for the other shoe to drop. I've been struggling for a while, but I'm finally coming around to admitting it. Despite seeing therapists on and off for nearly 10 years, I still find it hard to communicate how I feel. But even more difficult is being honest with myself about how I am feeling.

Ebola 101: Managing Our Children's Fears

Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D. | Posted 10.10.2014 | Parents
Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D.

Our job as parents is to help our children deal with worrisome information by understanding how they think and process information at this formative time in their lives, and by giving them information they need to manage their thoughts and worries

High School Reunion

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 10.09.2014 | Women
Barbara Greenberg

It's been over 30 years since I've seen these now middle-aged adults who were teens back then. I am a little nervous.

How to Take the Procrastination Out of Homework and Jumpstart the Process

Tamar Chansky | Posted 10.09.2014 | Parents
Tamar Chansky

Kids will try anything to not start homework. And who can blame them? Starting is hard. In fact, it's the hardest part.

All About That Bass -- Or Is It?

Shannon Cutts | Posted 10.08.2014 | Women
Shannon Cutts

I just don't quite get what so many feminists and bloggers and all-purpose haters are so up in arms about. So Meghan says she isn't a feminist. Does a person have to be a feminist in order to write and sing about her perspective of body love?

Are You Afraid to Be Alone? Good News: You're Not

Ben Michaelis, Ph.D. | Posted 10.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Ben Michaelis, Ph.D.

Why do most people hate being alone with their thoughts? Pain. When you feel physical or psychological pain you instinctively move away from it. However, when you feel emotional pain there's nowhere to go. Instead you may try to escape by distracting yourself with your cellphone.

A Treadmill Desk Can Increase Your Lifespan: Take Worry and Stress Our of Work by Walking

LuxEco Living | Posted 10.15.2014 | College
LuxEco Living

By Nancy Chuda founder and Editor in Chief of LuxEcoLiving and co-founder of Healthy Child Healthy World How walking can add years to your life Wh...

My Brother's Keeper

Kristina Cowan | Posted 10.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Kristina Cowan

I begged him to stop and kept him on the line until he promised he wouldn't do it. "I'll call you back. I love you," he said, hanging up. I believed him. When I learned that he had died, the call haunted me.

The Vicious Cycle Of Stress, Insomnia And Depression

Joseph Ojile, M.D., F.C.C.P., D.ABSM | Posted 10.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Joseph Ojile, M.D., F.C.C.P., D.ABSM

There's increasing real evidence -- not just anecdotal -- for the bio-psychosocial relationship between stress, insomnia and depression, and the recurring, circular nature of these three unhealthy and unhappy states of mind and body.