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When our beliefs are invested in something greater than ourselves, they protect us from anxiety because our attention is not on what is going on inside of us.
Forget about the pursuit of happiness. Create a life that matters and you might catch happiness along the way.
I'm sitting in my hotel room in LA after a long few days of exciting meetings, deal making, and other fun adventures, scanning my psychology for fears...
Those of us who suffer from mental illness often seek advice on how to make it through each day. No matter how fabulous your meds are, it's still going to be rocky now and then.
In the midst of a heat wave, I found myself wandering through the Brooklyn streets Sunday in a rage thinking "Why are all these people smiling? Don't they know there's a plague on??"
Worry is one of the worst possible energies with which to shower someone. If more of us understood what we were doing with our nervous apprehensions, we would cut back on this practice immediately
Donna Karan says that simple relaxation methods such as yoga, loading up on veggies, and using breath to combat anxiety and stress have proven to reduce medical expenses.
I talked recently to Dr. William Fisher who gives tips on ways to reduce stress on your own as well as providing some warning signs on when you should seek professional help.
The feeling of freedom from giving stuff away is pretty amazing...you make other people happy, you make yourself happy, and you don't spend money (except for postage).
Being hardwired to stay is what makes it difficult to leave.
Rachel Maddow's dream highlights some universal concerns that arise in our anxiety dreams, including the pressure we face being professionals while still being ourselves.
As a parent, our impulse is to always reassure, and soothe. As our children become preteens, they need more than a Band-Aid to comfort them.
I've spent more time in therapy than I care to think about. More hours on that bloody couch than I've spent in the shower, brushing my teeth, or on th...
In this radio interview I discuss my ideas about emotional trauma and extend them to the state of the American psyche in what I consider to be an Age of Trauma.
I have contracted an illness called "the disease of a-thousand-things-to-do." That's how author Abby Seixas describes it in her insightful book, "Find...
Nothing is more frustrating than a headache that won't go away... or chronic insomnia that has you perpetually on edge.
When our family was thrust into the world of mental illness, we felt like we had been cast into outer space. Now, the NYC community finally has a web site to help families, consumers and providers.
Admitting to loneliness, telling people you need them, or expressing a desire to connect with others has become weirdly taboo.
Like most dinner conversations last night, ours was about Wall Street, the economic recession, and our course of action. As my husband, Eric, and I ta...
If the Dow just closed after a dismal day of trading and a tightening sensation is beginning to spread through your chest, stop and try this exercise:...
I'm easily overwhelmed. When my kids' exuberant screams reach a decibel level my ears can't tolerate, when Chuck E., the life-size "rat" at the pizza ...
Drug overdose now ranks as a leading cause of preventable death, second only to motor-vehicle accidents. Accidental overdoses killed more Americans last year than did firearms.
Barack Obama is bringing service and community back to American youth and this is good for the country and good for kids.
In order to lose weight, there is no escaping one simple truth: "You need to practice feeling uncomfortable."
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