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How to Deal With Anxiety

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. 

Mindfulness in Everyday Life: Don't Be Afraid! Fearlessness -- A Place Beyond Fear

Donna Rockwell, PsyD | Posted 09.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Donna Rockwell, PsyD

The solution to overcoming fear lies not in finding the shortcut around it but in seeing fear's fundamental paradox: Western culture views tenderness as weakness and repression of feelings as strength, but actually the opposite is true.

Stop Anxiety In Its Tracks

Michael S. Broder, Ph.D. | Posted 07.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael S. Broder, Ph.D.

If you can't seem to reduce your anxiety, ask yourself if there is purpose your anxiety is serving. Maybe your anxiety keeps you in a relationship or at a job that you're afraid to leave. If so, face those issues head on, until you are operating according to your choices -- not your anxiety!

Three Ways To Keep Fear And Anxiety Under Control, From Dr. Gail Saltz (WATCH)

Posted 08.14.2013 | MarloThomas

During times of stress and trauma, we often feel scared and anxious. Psychiatrist Dr. Gail Saltz shared three ways to manage these feelings on this sp...

Turning Volunteering Into Wedding Planning Peace

Tricia Spencer | Posted 06.03.2013 | Weddings
Tricia Spencer

Volunteerism is win-win. It always has been, and it always will be. But for brides and grooms preparing for their upcoming nuptials, volunteering can also be a welcome source of much-needed peace during wedding preparations.

An End to Worry

Michael Neill | Posted 04.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael Neill

How can we stop worrying when part of us seems convinced that if we only do enough of it we'll stay healthy, safe, and successful for the rest of our lives? By recognizing that worry is a poor substitute for knowledge, intuition and inspiration.

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.

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.

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.

This Holiday Season, Give the Benefit of the Doubt

Zach Dean | Posted 02.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Zach Dean

This holiday season, if you find yourself feeling stressed out, instead of reaching for a double shot of eggnog, try giving people in your life the benefit of the doubt. You may end up giving it to yourself, too!

Lies My Anxiety Told Me: The Bear, The Psychologist and an Impractical Purple Skirt

Tamar Chansky | Posted 01.07.2013 | Books
Tamar Chansky

People are always asking me why I became a therapist, and an anxiety therapist to boot. Perhaps this will explain: I've had two close calls in life. One with a bear, one with a purple skirt.

10 Things You Can Officially Stop Stressing About

Posted 11.06.2012 | OWN

By Martha Beck Attention, worrywarts: Martha Beck hereby grants you permission to stop fretting, agonizing, panicking, and otherwise losing sle...

Making Stage Fright Fearless

JJ Keith | Posted 12.10.2012 | Healthy Living
JJ Keith

I always have, even back when I taught college composition, but I like a challenge. That's what I told myself when I submitted to Expressing Motherhood, a stage show in which about a dozen performers deliver their own stories about being and having mothers.

How Does One Overcome Anxiety?

Quora | Posted 08.20.2012 | Healthy Living

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Nan Waldman, Quora User Consider reparenting yourself. Imagine an ideal parent loving you completel...

'Xanax' Nation? My Anti-Anxiety Meds Give Me Enough to Worry About

Kaitlin Bell Barnett | Posted 05.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Kaitlin Bell Barnett

Journalists love declaring that psychiatric medications symbolize some slice of the zeitgeist. So I can't say I was entirely surprised when I opened my mailbox the other day and saw New York Magazine's latest cover article proclaiming that this is the era of Xanax.