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Overcoming Anxiety

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.

Want to Overcome Anxiety and Depression? Start by Asking a Different Question.

Kathariya Mokrue, PhD | Posted 09.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Kathariya Mokrue, PhD

Ask questions that prompt you to develop new ways of reacting to old problems so you increase your chances of gaining control over your life. If you ask these questions, on purpose, with intention on a daily basis, you may find that the "why me?" types of questions won't feel as pressing.

This Stunning Audition Proves Anxiety Doesn't Have To Rule Your Life

The Hufffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 06.13.2014 | Healthy Living

In the thick of her anxiety disorder, Anna Clendening thought she'd never leave her house again. Now, she's performing in front of millions of people ...

The Perfectly-Hidden Depressed Person: Are You One?

Dr. Margaret Rutherford | Posted 08.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Margaret Rutherford

Her friends will tell you, "She's a fantastic friend. Always there for you when you need her." Strangely enough, they don't seem to know what kind of deeper issues she might have.

Counteract Anxiety With Curiosity

Megan McDonough | Posted 05.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Megan McDonough

Ultimately, life is one big unknown. In every moment, we have no idea what will happen next. Boredom comes when we fail to see the new in everything -- even the mundane and ordinary. There is, then, no reason to wait for anxiety to actively practice curiosity.

On Becoming a Writer Who Writes

TueNight | Posted 05.21.2014 | Books
TueNight

Until recently, I never shared a real piece of myself with a reader. I rarely wrote about things that moved me at my core and even when I did, in my head, there was too much at stake to share those personal reflections.

3 Years Later, Remembering the Japan Earthquake

Anna Kunnecke | Posted 05.09.2014 | World
Anna Kunnecke

Three years ago, I was living in Tokyo during the March 11, 2011 earthquake. I was plunged into deep fear, and over the next two days I slowly crawled my way out of my panic. Today I'm remembering what I learned in the dark days after that tragic event, and remembering and honoring all those who lost family and friends.

Ziplining and Facing My Fears to Step Into My Greatness

Sarina Tomel | Posted 05.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Sarina Tomel

Monkey see, monkey do in Monteverde, Costa Rica! From witnessing monkeys hanging in the trees right outside our hotel doors, to ziplining through the ...

Showing Up for Myself: Traveling, Realizations, Life-Changing Moments!

Sarina Tomel | Posted 04.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Sarina Tomel

Right before I booked my GAdventures Volcano Trail tour through Central America, I had a conversation with one of my close friends, Nicole. After I sh...

How to Be Happy When Life Is Tough

Erin Cox | Posted 04.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Erin Cox

I have friends who have lived through cancer, divorce, and other substantial losses who claim that periods of expansive growth, newfound gratitude, and authentic happiness followed their deepest and darkest times.

Releasing the Need of Acceptance and Fear of Being Judged: Choosing to Live Life With Intention!

Sarina Tomel | Posted 03.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Sarina Tomel

Let's decide to journey together with a clear intentional statement for how we want to live our lives today and everyday thereafter! Come from the fee...

How To Banish The Seasonal Blues

Carol W. Berman, M.D. | Posted 03.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Carol W. Berman, M.D.

Rather than focusing on creating a set of resolutions or goals, choose one thing that you'd like to do differently or change about your life. Picking -- and sticking to -- one goal is easier than five or six.

Performance Reviews And Keeping Your Self Worth

Sarina Tomel | Posted 02.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Sarina Tomel

Self-limiting beliefs have a way of coming up everywhere, even in the workplace; however, they don't have to get the best of us.

The Skinny on Saturn Returns: What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Stronger

Shannon Kaiser | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Shannon Kaiser

Remember that it's never too late, ever, to be the person who you are really supposed to be. The pain, depression and turbulence in our lives often come when we hold on to patterns, beliefs, jobs, relationships lifestyle choice, and environments that no longer serve us.

Two Responses to Fear (A Sermon on Exodus 1:10-11, 17)

Rev. James Ellis, III | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Rev. James Ellis, III

Fear is something we wrestle with, as all of our ancestors have and all those coming behind us will. It comes with the human predicament. It may be on our job, with our children, or more generally in our daily rising and setting, but we all have fears.

Perfectionism Leading to Anxiety

Kathariya Mokrue, PhD | Posted 11.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Kathariya Mokrue, PhD

Many people with anxiety have difficulty gauging when tasks are completed to their satisfaction. But with enough practice and positive outcomes, you can recalibrate your internal thermometer to work better for you.

The Upside Of Anxiety?

Dr. Rajiv Juneja | Posted 09.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Rajiv Juneja

Remember, anxiety is a normal part of life. Our inner GPS uses it to "feel its way" and guides us through our days and nights. Learn to understand it rather than avoid it. Seen through this light, anxiety can be a positive force in life.

Facing Your Doctor Fearlessly

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 05.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

This fear of the doctor is quite normal, and also something you can overcome. Think about it: You're afraid to see the very people who know your body best and spent years learning about diseases and treatment.

Finding My Place in the Anxiety Generation

Genevieve Adams | Posted 04.16.2013 | Comedy
Genevieve Adams

How do we survive the daily catastrophes of our over-programmed, plugged-in lives? Since middle school, like many of my peers, I have dealt with anxiety. Yet I have overcome a lot of my fear of uncertainty: in the rehearsal room, on the stage, and with a script.

Do You Want to Loosen the Grip of Fear?

Helene Lerner | Posted 04.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Helene Lerner

If you suppress a goal you really want to achieve out of fear, it can create added stress. I have learned through much trial and error to take the risk. Here are some of the ways I have learned to move forward -- despite my fears.

Life = Learning + Growth

Michael_Eisen | Posted 03.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael_Eisen

For the next few weeks, see if you can shift your perspective and take the focus off of the results and achievements in your life and put all your energy into learning and growing.

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.

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...

The Summer of My Discontent

Shira Hirschman Weiss | Posted 11.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Shira Hirschman Weiss

The sunshine provided a brief reprieve during the daylight hours, in "aha, I can do this, just bask, forget my troubles" moments. The fact was, I was depressed as all hell and it seemed there was no way to shake it, despite the season.

Overcoming Paralysis by Analysis

Jennifer Hamady | Posted 01.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Hamady

Acknowledging that we -- rather than a lack of information -- are generally the largest obstacle to action is the first step in becoming clear on exactly what and how much information we really do need.