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On Mastering Your Emotions

Michael S. Broder, Ph.D. | Posted 03.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael S. Broder, Ph.D.

Your emotions don't have to get in your way! That's the best news. The trick is to realize that you can gain mastery over your emotions rather than it being the other way around.

A Simple Test to See if You're Kidding Yourself

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 03.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

When you kid yourself, then you don't actually have to do anything that causes change or ill feelings. Just think of what might happen if you add in some more good stuff and subtract some of the stuff you hate. Imagine it. Then make it so.

Life = Learning + Growth

Michael_Eisen | Posted 03.13.2013 | Healthy Living

For the next few weeks, see if you can shift your perspective and take the focus off of the results and achievements in your life and put all your energy into learning and growing.

Do You Suffer From Social Media Anxiety Disorder?

Julie Spira | Posted 03.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Julie Spira

At the end of the digital day, understand that we live in a busy world that operates 24/7. Sometimes you just need to take a deep breath and go to sleep. You might feel better about it in the morning.

The Real Threat: The Ethical Cliff

Lee Bycel | Posted 03.13.2013 | Politics
Lee Bycel

The high drama of the past months has reached an end. For now, the fiscal cliff has been avoided. Although we know that soon there will be another one. However, how does one compute the toll of worry and anxiety that is has taken on millions of Americans?

The Wisdom Of Uncertainty

Andy Puddicombe | Posted 03.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Andy Puddicombe

Contrary to popular opinion, as human beings we really don't know very much at all. I'm aware that might cause the mind to bristle a little, perhaps even bring out a little righteous indignation in some, but when you look deeply, it's impossible to deny.

On Worrying Less: 4 Insights

Helene Lerner | Posted 03.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Helene Lerner

It's a new year that brings with it a promise of letting go of habits that deplete you, and adapting behaviors that can help you advance.

On Making Peace With Your Anxiety

John Tsilimparis | Posted 03.06.2013 | Healthy Living
John Tsilimparis

Making peace with your anxiety and not fighting it is a concept used in everyday mindfulness training that was first introduced to me years ago when I was grappling with severe symptoms of anxiety.

The Phone Call

Mark Pacitti | Posted 03.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Mark Pacitti

It was a long, slow journey to recovery. But at the end of the road was a light far brighter than I had ever imagined possible. All it took in the end was a phone call.

Anxiety-Busters That Don't Require An Rx

Posted 01.02.2013 | OWN

By Corrie Pikul Just because these stress-reduction techniques are all-natural doesn't mean they aren't addictive. As a reminder, always con...

Sanity or Self-Esteem?

Patrice Bendig | Posted 03.04.2013 | Women
Patrice Bendig

When I went in to see my dermatologist last week, I didn't think I'd be reduced to tears by the end of appointment.

Do We Really Care About the Mental Health of Our Teens?

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 03.02.2013 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

We need to start a movement where annual mental health assessments are required. I would be more than delighted to be a part of this movement. Why does a mental health issue need to be immobilizing before it is dealt with?

Stress Myths, Debunked

Posted 12.28.2012 | OWN

By Corrie Pikul Learn the truths behind these popular misconceptions (one will make you breathe easier, for sure). As a reminder, always c...

Why You Should Stop Asking This Question

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 02.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

These two little "what if" words completely suck our power away. It's happened to me every year. Until this one. This year, I decided to follow the best leaders I know, the leaders who don't let those pesky two words come anywhere near their thoughts.

The Art of Self-Compassion: Karate of the Head and the Heart

Lindsey O'Neill | Posted 02.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Lindsey O'Neill

I was eager to step into a weekend devoted to assisting others in developing the tools that have become an invaluable part of my own softened existence. Up until a couple of years ago, the idea of self-care felt nebulous and foreign to me.

New Sensitivity Gene Discovered

Scott Barry Kaufman | Posted 02.17.2013 | Science
Scott Barry Kaufman

While it's profoundly difficult predicting the developmental trajectory of any single individual, new research suggests we can influence the odds that people will retreat within themselves or unleash the fundamentally human drive to explore and create.

14 Tips for Managing Anxiety After the Shootings

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 02.16.2013 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

Heartbroken parents across the country are reeling in the aftermath of the tragedy at Sandy Hook, making it seem impossible to establish a sense of calm in this storm. Still, children need parents who feel solid and sure. Here are some tips for managing your anxiety.

Helping Grieving Parents

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 02.16.2013 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

During the first week or so following the death of someone's child, we are pretty clear about how to help that parent. I am concerned, though, that in our culture, we are at a loss for how to help these parents once the first week or so has passed.

9 Tricks Successful People Use To Stress Less

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 02.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

The difference between those who are successful and those who aren't is not whether or not you suffer from stress, but how you deal with it when you do. Here are nine scientifically-proven strategies for defeating stress whenever it strikes.

7 Ways To Manage Family-Time Overload This Holiday Season

Tamar Chansky | Posted 02.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Tamar Chansky

What exactly are you incredulous about? People being themselves. Exactly as they've always been, year after year. Why is it so hard to live with the way people are? Because we can't accept it. Because we want them to be different. Surprise! They are still the same. Surprise again! So are we.

14 Things We've Stopped Worrying About -- And You Should Too

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 12.18.2012 | Women

With every passing season, year, spate of "character building experiences," there are things we've just stop worrying about. Maybe it's due to accumul...

Depression: Medicate, Meditate or Both?

Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D. | Posted 02.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D.

Working with mindfulness and meditation in this way is only one approach that is showing encouraging results in studies for preventing relapse in patients with depression. However, there may be other ways that are supportive to you.

Want To Reap The Full Benefits Of Mindfulness? Try This

Michael S. Broder, Ph.D. | Posted 02.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael S. Broder, Ph.D.

Do you sometimes find yourself thinking more about past and/or future things than what you're doing in the present? If so, you might be missing much of the beauty the life has to offer.

Making the Ride a Little Smoother

Jaime Openden, M.S., CCC-SLP | Posted 02.09.2013 | Parents
Jaime Openden, M.S., CCC-SLP

In my present work with middle school-aged students on the spectrum, we prepare students days in advance for even the slightest alterations in their schedules. Everything from a class trip, to a planned teacher absence, to a haircut is discussed, practiced and given a social story.

Fear, Love and the Hurricane

Amanda King | Posted 02.09.2013 | Parents
Amanda King

After my oldest daughter was born, I had problems with anxiety. It was the first time I had a reason to live, and I couldn't take it, the terrible knowledge that I wouldn't live forever. I feel a bit of that primal fear when my babies have fevers and when I watch buildings topple into the sea.