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MY Healthcare Problem

Abby L. Ferber | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Abby L. Ferber

Health insurance companies are not in the business of making healthcare easier for us; they are in business.

Religious Conviction: Effects on the Human Brain

Srinivasan Pillay | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Srinivasan Pillay

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.

Lessons from the Science of Well-Being for New Graduates and their Parents

Todd Kashdan | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Todd Kashdan

Forget about the pursuit of happiness. Create a life that matters and you might catch happiness along the way.

10 Ways To Overcome Your Fears

Tara Stiles | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tara Stiles

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...

Tips From Real, Live, Breathing, Non-Professional People on Dealing With Stress

Liz Spikol | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Liz Spikol

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.

Swine Flu and the City

Anna Wainwright | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Anna Wainwright

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??"

The Four Not-Good-for-Anyone Effects of Worry

Margaret Ruth | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Margaret Ruth

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

WATCH: Donna Karan On How Holistic Living Can Cut Your Medical Expenses

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Andrea Chalupa

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.

From Stress to Serenity

Dr. Jon LaPook | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jon LaPook

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.

Recession Stressing You Out? 5 Sure-Fire Ways to Feel Better

Laurie Nadel | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Laurie Nadel

The feeling of freedom from giving stuff away is pretty make other people happy, you make yourself happy, and you don't spend money (except for postage).

The Great Escape!

Dr. Hendrie Weisinger | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Hendrie Weisinger

Being hardwired to stay is what makes it difficult to leave.

Rachel Maddow's Anxiety Dream

Anne Hill | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anne Hill

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.

"Mom, Do I Look Fat?"

Donna Fish | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Donna Fish

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.

12 Things I Learned from My Therapist

Therese Borchard | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Therese Borchard

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...

America in an Age of Trauma

Robert D. Stolorow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert D. Stolorow

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.

The Disease of A-Thousand-Things-To-Do

Therese Borchard | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Therese Borchard

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...

Headaches and Insomnia Going Hand in Hand

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Nothing is more frustrating than a headache that won't go away... or chronic insomnia that has you perpetually on edge.

Why New York City Needed A Comprehensive Web Site for Mental Illness

Charlotte Moses Fischman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Charlotte Moses Fischman

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.

Lonely. Who, Me? Yes You!

Leeat Granek, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Leeat Granek, Ph.D.

Admitting to loneliness, telling people you need them, or expressing a desire to connect with others has become weirdly taboo.

Recession Anxiety: 8 Tips To Manage Financial Stress

Therese Borchard | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Therese Borchard

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...

9 Foolproof Ways To Battle Anxiety | Rebecca Ruiz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

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:...

7 Quick Ways To Calm Down

Therese Borchard | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Therese Borchard

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 ...

One Year Later: Heath Ledger's Tragic Overdose Death Reminds Us More Must Be Done

Isaac Skelton and Meghan Ralston | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Isaac Skelton and Meghan Ralston

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.

Bringing Service Back: Why Obama is Better than Prozac for Today's Adolescents

Leeat Granek, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leeat Granek, Ph.D.

Barack Obama is bringing service and community back to American youth and this is good for the country and good for kids.

Weight Loss Tip No. 2: It's Good to Feel Bad

Donna Fish | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Donna Fish

In order to lose weight, there is no escaping one simple truth: "You need to practice feeling uncomfortable."