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How to Deal With Anxiety

Dealing With Anxiety On A Daily Basis

Chelsea Stephens | Posted 09.22.2014 | 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 08.25.2014 | 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 08.18.2014 | 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 08.18.2014 | 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 08.14.2014 | 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 08.06.2014 | 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 07.25.2014 | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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
meQuilibrium

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.