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The Hair Stylist That Changed My Son's Life

Tony Posnanski | Posted 04.17.2014 | Good News
Tony Posnanski

She did not have to do it.

5 Ways Dwelling On The Negative Affects Your Well-Being

Guy Winch, Ph.D. | Posted 04.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Guy Winch, Ph.D.

While it is natural to reflect on upsetting experiences, brooding involves replaying the same scenes in your mind and reliving the emotional distress you felt at the time. Once you are in the habit of ruminating, the urge to brood can be easy to trigger and difficult to ignore.

10 Ways to Help Your Teens Deal With College Rejections

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 04.16.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Unless you are the parent of a child who got into their top choice school using the early decision process, then you are most likely among the multitude of parents who are trying to deal with an emotional vortex fraught with anxiety and stress.

Egypt and the Frog

Yasmine Al-Sayyad | Posted 04.16.2014 | Politics
Yasmine Al-Sayyad

It has been three years since the Egyptian revolution, and news out of Egypt has become a tinderbox for all sorts of melodrama: anger, fear, resignation, apathy and downright hysteria.

4 Signs That You Should Go To Therapy

Ben Michaelis, Ph.D. | Posted 04.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Ben Michaelis, Ph.D.

I recently had a friend who was feeling stuck reach out to me to ask if she should start seeing a therapist. After our call, I thought that it would be useful to share some of these ideas with others who are considering "the talking cure."

Autism and Anxiety: Common Companions

Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D. | Posted 04.11.2014 | Parents
Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D.

Living on the spectrum comes with daily challenges for the child, his parent, and his teachers. Here are some tips that can help a child on the spectrum experience less anxiety in their day and feel calmer inside.

5 Things You Will Discover on the Other Side of Your Fears

Peter Field | Posted 04.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Peter Field

When we feel afraid, our primary human instinct is to run from the source of our fear. But fear is such a powerful emotion, and it is not easily shunned.

The Gluten-Free Challenge -- Are You With Me?

Brian Leaf | Posted 04.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Brian Leaf

There's no easy way to say this, so I'm just going to come right out with it. You look a bit bloated. At least if you're an average American. Twenty...

Actions Speak Louder Than Words in Raising Secure Children

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 04.07.2014 | Parents
Dr. Jim Taylor

Your actions, and those of your children, can really make the difference between insecurity and security.

Mindful Friends

Ira Israel | Posted 04.08.2014 | Los Angeles
Ira Israel

Our lives are our lives and their lives are theirs. Our paths are our paths and their paths are paths. Desiring anything to be different from the way it is causes suffering.

'Mama, Get Me Away From Around Here!'

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 04.04.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Even children who are not directly hit by gun violence suffer the collateral damage of living in an unsafe environment saturated with guns that are routinely used to settle conflicts or to exact retaliation.

Mike Posner and Breaking the Stigma of Mental Health

Kyle McMahon | Posted 04.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Kyle McMahon

Codi, my friend that had attended the show with me, had know Mike for his party songs. As we were on our way home, he asked me what other "deep" songs Mike had that I could play for him. That is why we must not stop talking about it.

Only a Breath Away: Relaxation Techniques to Reduce Caregiver Stress

Judy Santamaria | Posted 04.02.2014 | Impact
Judy Santamaria

We've all been given the advice "take a deep breath" when experiencing high levels of stress or anxiety, and while that usually does the trick, many o...

Four Common Situations Where Mindfulness Saves the Day

Eden Kozlowski | Posted 04.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Eden Kozlowski

Being mindful is like being a very calm sports announcer -- being aware of the play-by-plays of life yet not getting too wrapped up.

What Parents Can Say to Raise Secure Children

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 04.01.2014 | Parents
Dr. Jim Taylor

The next time we were out for a walk with Catie, she, as usual, fell down. But instead of rushing to her, we just waited a few seconds. And in those brief moments, our catchphrase was born.

Tourist Scams: What You Need to Know

Rita Anya Nara | Posted 03.31.2014 | Travel
Rita Anya Nara

One of the best ways to defend ourselves against scammers is to know what their tricks are, and how to avoid them -- then you can go back to actually enjoying your vacation.

Gifted+Learning Disabled = No Desk For You, Says New Study

Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D. | Posted 03.31.2014 | Education
Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D.

We all celebrate our 2e heroes once they accomplish something great.They all needed accommodation, though many did not receive them. We do not need our 2e children to be famous, but we do need them to get the assistance they need to do well in school, and further to bring their talents to bare.

Eyes Up: Breaking the Worry Habit

John Duffy, Psy.D. | Posted 03.28.2014 | Healthy Living
John Duffy, Psy.D.

I am finding that most of us cannot articulate the nature of our worry. For many, we worry that we're going to be afraid. We worry about worry. Worry and fear become the muddy ruts of habit, our baseline before the day begins.

Why We Are Together but Feel Alone

Umar Zulqarnain | Posted 03.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Umar Zulqarnain

Technology allows us to hide from others while being connected. We can edit who we are, what we say, and how we are perceived. We become willing to dispense with people and comfortable with being dispensed. We can decide when to communicate and how much.

Leaving My Kids for the Weekend Was Friggin' Hard

Dana Mark | Posted 03.28.2014 | Parents
Dana Mark

Of course I missed my kids. I called them and emailed my mom for updates, relishing the few pictures she sent. I talked about them more than any of the childless girls there could probably tolerate. But I had a fantastic time.

How To Manage Anxiety At A Moment's Notice

Tiffany Crawford | Posted 03.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Tiffany Crawford

Practice extreme compassion for yourself and any other parties that maybe involved. Compassion brings the gift of shifted perspective. It allows you to see the love, desire and intention of what is going on.

What I Never Expected When I Joined YouTube

Paige McKenzie | Posted 03.26.2014 | Teen
Paige McKenzie

My hope is that as technology grows so will our acknowledgement that we have to help our youngest users to balance their online and offline relationships. So that everyone, young and old, will have a friend they have actually met.

Teenagers With Anxiety and Depression: There's Hope -- Big Hope

Eden Kozlowski | Posted 03.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Eden Kozlowski

I recently began a series of classes on mindfulness and meditation to help those challenged with chronic pain, depression and/or anxiety. About two we...

Hypnosis for the Hospital: The Evidence Is in on Patient Comfort

Larry Burk, M.D. | Posted 03.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Larry Burk, M.D.

Have you ever been anxious about undergoing a stressful medical procedure such as a mammogram or MRI scan, or something even more painful such as a br...

WATCH: Feel Powerful Everywhere!

Brad Yates | Posted 03.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Brad Yates

While we may have certain places where we feel pretty comfortable in our own skin and are in our personal power, there may be other places where we fe...