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Mental Wellness

5 Things You Will Discover on the Other Side of Your Fears

Peter Field | Posted 04.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Peter Field

When we feel afraid, our primary human instinct is to run from the source of our fear. But fear is such a powerful emotion, and it is not easily shunned.

How I Found Peace After War

Mike Liguori | Posted 04.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Mike Liguori

My road to recovery has been long and challenging but rewarding. I am now able to channel daily stresses into something productive and positive. I have found peace after war, a state of mind that helped me closed a chapter and open a new one.

Spring Into Spring! 4 Ways to Jumpstart The Season

Rupa Mehta | Posted 03.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Rupa Mehta

If Mother Nature takes some time to transition from the blustery winter to the sunny spring, why don't we give ourselves a similar mental/physical shift? If you're like me, feeling a little stuck from the cold, grey season, you might need a real push to actually make your spring... spring!

8 Ways To Achieve Total Tranquility

Adrienne Austermann | Posted 03.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Adrienne Austermann

People are flawed, but flaws are pathways to growth and character so embrace them. Do not let the negative behavior of others, negatively impact yours. Always choose love, even when it's the harder choice.

'Faggedabowdit': Mental Health's Best Tool

Dr. Michael R. Mantell | Posted 03.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael R. Mantell

Righteous indignation. Proving your point. Being right. Holding On. Never letting go. Beating a dead horse. Having to win. Always coming out on...

Any Given Saturday

Nicole Scott | Posted 03.04.2014 | Parents
Nicole Scott

I run during baby's nap times, after the kids are in bed, while the big kids are in school, sometimes early in the morning before they wake up. Those three hours they spend with their own father on any given Saturday are a gift to all. I refill my cup and they refill theirs.

Hate Receiving Compliments? You Might Have low Self-Esteem

Guy Winch, Ph.D. | Posted 04.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Guy Winch, Ph.D.

I consider low self-esteem to represent a form of psychological injury, one that impacts us "systemically" and operates in a variety of contexts.

Your Brain on Books

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 03.08.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

I was fascinated by an article dated January 4, 2014 in the Science section of The Independent, a British newspaper. The article noted research done...

Therapists on the Big and Small Screens versus Real Life

Tara Fass | Posted 01.26.2014 | Entertainment
Tara Fass

Much of what is known about therapists is derived from unflattering cinematic depictions. One might surmise we are a group of mostly unworthy professionals who routinely act out in ways illegal and unethical.

It's Time We Talk About Mental Health in America

Kyle McMahon | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Kyle McMahon

The next time someone you know may be experiencing issues of their own, do what you would do if they had just broken their arm. Be supportive and urge them to go to the right health care provider to get the treatment they deserve.

Ditch Your Pity Party Invites!

Michelle Renee | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Michelle Renee

A prolonged pity party is not fun for anyone. Get sad. Get angry. Get disappointed. But get it out of your system and move forward with new focus.

Warning: Emotional Flash Flood Zone!

Michelle Renee | Posted 11.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Michelle Renee

I have learned just how critical it is to check in with myself daily and ask myself if all I am doing is in balance with you getting all I need to stay emotionally healthy. The formula: Ask and listen and follow inner guidance that will lead you back to TRUST.

Are You Too Busy To Go To The Bathroom?

Lorie Eber | Posted 10.27.2013 | Fifty
Lorie Eber

We all need to slow down and stop rushing headlong through life like we're on a bullet train. Here are some good ways to decrease your stress level.

"Learning" Our Way to Mental Healing

Patric K. Stanton | Posted 08.23.2013 | TED Weekends
Patric K. Stanton

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgWhen should society (namely us) view this form of internal experience as a disease, instead of a rare, but acceptable, part of life?

How To Feel Amazing In Your Body -- No Matter Your Size

Rachel O'h-Uiginn Estapa | Posted 10.11.2013 | Women
Rachel O'h-Uiginn Estapa

If you have the courage to face yourself nude, you're experiencing who you are unfiltered. You see the bumps, the curves, the folds, the creases, the hair, the moles, the dimples, the soft spots... and that's just your skin.

Empathy: Turning Outward to Change the World (At Least a Little Bit)

Sheela Raja, PhD | Posted 09.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Sheela Raja, PhD

It's hard to feel connected to others. It's painful. It's often much easier to retreat into our daily routines and busy ourselves with the mundane activities of our lives. And we need to do that. Don't get me wrong. But every now and then, we have to ask ourselves if we've retreated too much.

What Mental Health Looks Like for an Uninsured

Jeremy Johnson | Posted 08.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Jeremy Johnson

It was three weeks or more before I called. Each day I would wake up and think, "It's too late to call -- they're probably booked already -- I'll call tomorrow." During finals week I finally got an appointment for the first counseling session.

Confessions Of A Recovering Perfectionist

Dawn Gluskin | Posted 08.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Dawn Gluskin

Perfectionism is a way of closing off and controlling things. It may look pretty on the outside but in reality it's cold, isolated and dark. It's the cracks that let the light in, anyway. So, go on and ease up a bit. Let some light in and shine on!

WATCH: A Meditation For Your Irrational Side

Gabrielle Bernstein | Posted 08.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Gabrielle Bernstein

In this video, I share a kundalini meditation for irrationality. This practice is part of a series of "backpack meditations" that you can use anywhere at any time.

When a Spiritual Lesson Cancels All of Your Plans

Nitika Chopra | Posted 08.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Nitika Chopra

What I uncovered was this total belief that I had to be highly active in order to be okay with what I was doing in the world. That if I didn't wake up slightly stressed by all the meetings and deadlines I had on my plate for the day, I wasn't doing enough to make a difference.

How To Be Nicer To Yourself, More Often

Andrea Wachter | Posted 08.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Andrea Wachter

Your negative soundtracks have likely been playing for many years. It doesn't help that we are surrounded by a culture that supports negative self-talk so this will be an ongoing practice. The way we talk to ourselves is a habit that can be changed with awareness and willingness.

How I Overcame Depression And Became The Happy Nomad

Adam Pervez | Posted 08.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Adam Pervez

Cars and planes are amazing feats of ingenuity, but both require maintenance and sometimes break, then requiring repair. For me, that is depression -- the mind breaking in some way (or getting sick) and requiring repair. There is no shame in that.

Why We Cry

Martha Pasternack | Posted 08.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Martha Pasternack

In my own experience, both professionally and personally, crying is one of the body's ways to bring itself back to balance. It is not necessarily a sign of weakness or even sadness. Infants cry to communicate with their universe. New mothers cry... a lot. And so do the rest of us.

5 Keys To A Longer, Happier Life

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 08.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Carmen Harra

Contrary to popular belief, your health is in your hands. And when you become conscious of this fact and perform actions that encourage wellness, you can live the long, joyful, and extraordinary life you deserve.

As Suicide Rates Rise in the US

Arzu Kaya Uranli | Posted 07.31.2013 | Healthy Living
Arzu Kaya Uranli

It is about time we talked about suicide. If we pay attention to this serious issue, we can help people before they reach the point of feeling suicidal and provide greater support for family members who lose someone to suicide.