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Coping Strategies

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.

What All Successful Entrepreneurs Know

The Huffington Post | Andrea Rael | Posted 10.04.2013 | Denver

When it comes to taking a break from a stressful situation at work, it might be a good idea to take a page out of an experienced entrepreneurs' book a...

Six Messages for a Child

Pam Allyn | Posted 06.19.2013 | Parents
Pam Allyn

As an educator and advocate for children, I get many queries after tragedy, especially about how we can help our children cope with what they have heard and seen. I hope these simple messages help.

Women and Happiness: Is It Still Declining?

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 05.11.2013 | Women
Paula Davis-Laack

Do women now feel more comfortable being honest about their real happiness levels? Has an increase in opportunity created a commensurate increase in what is required for women to declare, "I'm happy?"

7 Smart Ways To Cope When Times Are Tough

Debbie Gisonni | Posted 05.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Debbie Gisonni

It's easy to feel defeated and sorry for yourself when challenges in life arise, however, you can take another approach. While you may not be able to always control what happens in life, you can always choose how to react to it.

6 Tips For A Healthy, Committed Relationship

John Tsilimparis | Posted 05.09.2012 | Healthy Living
John Tsilimparis

All couples come to therapy with good intentions. They all desperately want to improve their relationships and make them last. But the only way that happens is when each partner agrees to change their behavior.

Why Writing About Grief Makes Me Happy

Allison Gilbert | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Allison Gilbert

In truth, I'm happy in the face of what I write because I have an outlet for all my feelings. My upbeat attitude has been shaped by creating a new and different conversation about loss, and the relationship I have with my readers.

Healthy Coping Tips For Distant Disaster Stress

Martin Rossman, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Martin Rossman, M.D.

We need to learn skills for coping with our feelings of sadness, anger and terror evoked by tragedies like those in Fukushima, Katrina and Haiti, so that we rise to these occasions rather than collapse into them.

Trauma, Loss And Recovery: A 7-Step Approach

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Goulston, M.D.

The reason the Seven Steps to Recovery works is that in essence it reconnects the thinking, feeling and acting parts of your personality. More than that, it enables you to adapt to the reality of what is, as opposed what no longer is.

Would You Choose To Live After A Catastrophic Injury?

Richard C. Senelick, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Richard C. Senelick, M.D.

Very few of us escape adversity in our lives, so take a moment and do an inventory to see if you are prepared for the journey.

4 Ways To Manage Fear

Jennifer Lauck | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Lauck

In the face of disaster in Japan, can we stop our fearful thoughts? Can we even go a step further and maintain a calm state of mind that breeds more calm?

Do You Have An Emotional Traffic Jam In Your Brain? 6 Ways To Unsnarl It

Carole Bennett, MA | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carole Bennett, MA

Sometimes one can be exhausted before getting out of bed in the morning. Life on life's terms. Suiting up and showing up can be a great effort, and it's twice as difficult if your loved one is struggling with substance abuse issues.

Story's End: How Writing Helps Us Cope With Death

The New Yorker | Meghan O'Rourke | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

By Meghan O'Rourke The New Yorker My mother died on Christmas Day, at home, around three in the afternoon. In the first months afterward, I felt an i...

Sick of Feeling Out of Control in 2010? Let it go.

Fawn Germer | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Fawn Germer

There is so much in life that is out of our control, yet we feel some urge to manage the unmanageable to achieve the outcome we want.

Does Anyone in NYC Sleep Well Anymore?

Stephen Josephson | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Stephen Josephson

Recent discussions with my friends and patients in New York City suggest that a good night's sleep might be something of the past, a fond memory of sorts.

Resilience in the Recession: Seven Strategies to Free Yourself from Negative Thinking

Tamar Chansky | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tamar Chansky

Adjusting to this new reality means appreciating that just because there's a crisis going on, you can't live in it all the time: in crisis mode there's nothing to do but get immobilized with dread.

Avoiding Turkey-Time Misery

SaraKay Smullens | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
SaraKay Smullens

If you know you are anticipating a meal laced with digs and putdowns, subtle and overt, either political, personal, or a combo practice changing the subject.