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How to Deal With Anxiety

We Are Our Shadows

Karri Jinkins | Posted 11.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Karri Jinkins

It's now been 20 years since I've had a panic attack. Although the depression continues, I work through it daily on my yoga mat -- most days that works. My mother takes her daily dose of anti-depressant pills, and for the last 10 years I can't remember seeing her so content.

5 Strategies for Facing Anxiety

Kathleen Smith | Posted 11.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Kathleen Smith

Every day we can engage our anxieties, or we can distract ourselves from them. The goal isn't to stop distracting yourself, as this is an evolutionary mechanism that helps us get through the trials of life. Rather, the goal is to start engaging your anxiety in addition to those distractions.

The Stories We Tell Ourselves

Scott Gornto | Posted 11.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Scott Gornto

Most anxiety stems from self-fabricated stories based on speculation and assumption. We tell ourselves fictional stories about the people in our lives or the circumstances that befall us. We do it all the time. Seldom do we notice what we're doing.

4 Ways to Deal with Your Anxious Child's 'What Iffing'

Renee Jain | Posted 10.31.2014 | Parents
Renee Jain

While reassurance is OK as a first response, to really connect with your child, look them in the eye, tell them you understand what they're going through and take some deep breaths together.

How to Talk With Your Child (And Yourself) About Ebola

Tamar Chansky | Posted 10.21.2014 | Parents
Tamar Chansky

The problem facing most Americans is not the Ebola virus, it's our anxiety about the Ebola virus.

The One Question To Ask Yourself When The World Feels Completely Overwhelming

Katie Kempner | Posted 09.25.2014 | Women
Katie Kempner

I know that I have woken up lately with a low level sense of anxiety -- waking up and trying to remember if something is wrong and if so what it is.

Dealing With Anxiety On A Daily Basis

Chelsea Stephens | Posted 11.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Chelsea Stephens

Even though anxiety is still an ongoing issue in my life, it's something that, like my depression, I have been able to get a better grasp on. Mental illness is different for every person, but these are some ways that I have found to be effective in helping to manage my anxiety.

This Is What Anxiety Looks Like

Gary Nelson | Posted 10.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Gary Nelson

I know that my dad meant well and that the doctor who treated me was trying to be helpful. In retrospect though, they were clueless. I know now that dealing with anxiety is a lifelong challenge, and at least now I feel like I'm coming out of the fog and finally facing the monster.

How I Got Healthy: Part One: Panic Attacks and a Work in Progress

Julie Sacks | Posted 10.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Julie Sacks

While the anxiety attacks are gone, and I feel really great most of the time, I am still a work in progress. I am eager to embrace what's ahead for me as I continue to grow and evolve. I truly feel lucky to be happier and healthier, but always learning.

This Is What It's Really Like To Suffer From Panic Disorder

Debra Kissen | Posted 10.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Debra Kissen

At the time, I was able to "white knuckle" my way past panic disorder and push myself forward despite the discomfort. I only wish that someone had informed me that I was suffering from panic disorder and it is one of the most treatable mental health conditions.

How Entrepreneurs Can Quickly Get Over Anxiety

Brian Horn | Posted 10.14.2014 | Small Business
Brian Horn

Understanding how to manage your stress is important, because it will always be part of your life as an entrepreneur.

Healing Anxiety or a Broken Heart: The Tools Are the Same

Jenine Durland | Posted 10.06.2014 | Women
Jenine Durland

I've accepted yet another invitation from my teacher, and will be heading out on a new journey, one that takes this place of love and light and suffering -- the heart center -- as a starting point, and charts the course of movement, breath, and awareness into a realm of unknowing.

A Reminder To Stop Forcing Life And To Start Living It

Akirah Robinson | Posted 09.24.2014 | Women
Akirah Robinson

Here's a novel idea: perhaps life isn't about getting what we want, when we want it, especially since our awareness is often so limited. Perhaps life is meant to be lived, not forced.

On Your Mark, Get Set... Wait!

Thomas Rheingans | Posted 08.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Thomas Rheingans

Take any mundane activity you normally do without much thought, such as putting away the dishes, grocery shopping or walking around the block. When you do these activities, really soften your mind during the process and just "observe" the experience from a new, slower perspective.

Lindsay Holmes

8 Things Only People With Anxiety Understand | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 05.10.2014 | Healthy Living

For the 40 million American adults who suffer from anxiety and panic disorders, everyday life can be a little more challenging than most people realiz...

Can We Change Our Culture Of Burnout?

Laurie Erdman | Posted 03.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Laurie Erdman

I'm empathic to those caught in the burnout vortex. I've been in it, and still struggle to not get sucked backed in. I come from good German stock with a work ethic of steel. Even my non-German mother's warning was not enough to sway me 20 years ago.

What I Discovered by Beginning a Mindfulness Practice

D. R. Lionheart | Posted 03.19.2014 | Healthy Living
D. R. Lionheart

I can embrace myself and others with greater compassion, my life has much less conflict, I am less impulsive and less reactive, my emotions feel more balanced, my thoughts are less intrusive, I sleep well, I am in excellent health, and I spend much more time savoring the richness of life.

Grief and Anxiety: How Can I Calm Down When I Know Bad Things Happen?

Megan Devine | Posted 03.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Megan Devine

The crazy train of fear prevents you from being present to what is, and it most definitely keeps you from enjoying what is here in this moment. Following these steps can get you off that train before it takes you too far.

When Kids Refuse to Go to School

Debra Kissen | Posted 02.20.2014 | Parents
Debra Kissen

In treating school refusal, it is critical to first conduct a functional analysis to determine why a child is refusing to go to school. School refusal is not a diagnosis; it is a symptom of a disorder.

How To Use Fear To Tackle Your Challenges

Carolyn I. Rodriguez, M.D., Ph.D. | Posted 02.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Carolyn I. Rodriguez, M.D., Ph.D.

How can we use this understanding of fear to help us tackle our biggest challenges? Luckily, very effective tools for facing fear have been developed to help treat individuals who suffer from too much fear (like certain types of anxiety disorders).

To Medicate or Not Medicate

Debra Kissen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Debra Kissen

If you decide to take a break from medication while you're pregnant or discontinue taking it indefinitely, make sure you do so under the supervision of your doctor. Learn about discontinuing your medication, including what you should know about withdrawal effects and potential relapse.

Manage Anxiety While Caring For a Loved One

Hilary Young | Posted 11.03.2013 | Fifty
Hilary Young

For those of you out there who want to try to avoid using pharmaceuticals to manage your stress, here are some all-natural tips for getting back to a place of calm.

How To Keep Facebook In Perspective

meQuilibrium | Posted 10.23.2013 | Healthy Living

Facebook was not designed to be a divine oracle. It's supposed to be fun. It's your own personalized tabloid news feed, except it's people spreading gossip about themselves. Which in itself is laughable. Keep that in mind and you'll be just fine.

Breathing Room

Claudia Zelevansky | Posted 10.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Claudia Zelevansky

Champions adjust, and so I came back for class two with a different kind of can-do attitude. Less We Are the World and more Rocky. I would run up the Philadelphia Museum of Art meditation stairs no matter what it took.

Time to Hit the Anti-Anxiety Gym

Debra Kissen | Posted 10.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Debra Kissen

The key difference between setting oneself up for failure and moving past anxiety is the development of a solid hierarchy, which breaks down how to make contact with anxiety-provoking stimuli in a step-by-step fashion.