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Stop Worrying

It's Your Life, Take Control Now!

David Kanegis | Posted 08.31.2014 | College
David Kanegis

Congratulations, you're a college student! For the first time you have free will to spread your wings and lead the life you want... even though you're probably not sure all that entails or exactly what's headed your way.

Earthquake, Worry and Family

David Kanegis | Posted 08.25.2014 | Fifty
David Kanegis

Enjoy your family and seize every opportunity to create positive moments and eliminate as much negativity as possible.

Banish Worry From Your Life Once And For All

Tira Harpaz | Posted 08.09.2014 | Fifty
Tira Harpaz

Throughout my life, I have been a world-class worrier. My anxieties have ranged from small OCD-type behaviors -- returning home multiple times to make sure I locked the door or turned off the oven -- to the infinitely more fertile field of worrying about my children.

9 Things Every Parent with an Anxious Child Should Try

Renee Jain | Posted 08.11.2014 | Parents
Renee Jain

I wish I could go back in time and teach the younger version of myself how to cope, but of course, that's not possible. What is possible is to try to reach as many kids and parents as possible with these coping skills.

6 Steps To Help You Stop Worrying And Start Living

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 07.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

For many people worrying has become habit and automatic. And like other habits and behaviors, it can be changed

Wake Up in a Great Mood

David Kanegis | Posted 06.21.2014 | Fifty
David Kanegis

We tend to live our lives as if we are in a hammock swinging back and forth between feeling stressed or relaxed, worried or serene, busy or too busy. Basically, we most often react to what we are consciously experiencing without stopping to catch our breath.

Don't Saw the Sawdust

Karen Ann Kennedy | Posted 06.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Karen Ann Kennedy

Worrying about yesterday is about as productive as sawing the sawdust. You can't go back and change anything that you did yesterday. For that matter, you can't even change what you did two minutes ago!

5 Ways To Have A Worry-Free Day

Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D. | Posted 04.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D.

Most of us are worrying too much on a daily basis. Worrying is not productive, and most of this worry limits our ability to think, produce, perform, and live life. I have several simple and effective strategies for managing daily worries that work for children, tweens, teens, and adults alike.

How To Stop Worry And Fear In Their Tracks

OWN | Posted 12.16.2013 | OWN

In today's fast-paced world, it can be easy to focus more on what's down the road than what's in front of you. Though living in the present is often a...

How To Worry Less And Live More

Lisabeth Saunders Medlock, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisabeth Saunders Medlock, Ph.D.

Imagine that you're floating away and viewing a stressful situation as a detached, outside observer, above the scene. From this larger viewpoint, ask yourself whether the situation is worth worrying about. Give yourself permission to gain some perspective.

4 Things You Never Need To Worry About Again

Posted 11.11.2013 | OWN

Why you should stop stressing over the worst of your worst-case scenarios. Plane Crashes The Risk Factor: Very low. The Stats: Of the rou...

9 Scientifically-Backed Ways To Stop Worrying

The Huffington Post | Amanda L. Chan | Posted 10.01.2013 | Healthy Living

Corrie ten Boom once said, "Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of its strength." Indeed, numerous studies have shown th...

8 Reasons Not to Worry

Richard Koch | Posted 09.21.2013 | Business
Richard Koch

Everyone wants to worry less. Few of us manage it. Here are eight reasons not to worry, together with ways to stop worrying that can really work.

Why Worrying Does More Harm Than Good

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 06.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jim Taylor

Worry has historically played a vital role in our survival and it helps us cope with many of the challenges we face today. At the same time, worry that is too intense and too unrelenting can definitely cut down on your happiness and enjoyment of life.

3 Tips To Help You Avoid One Of Life's Biggest Regrets

Karl A. Pillemer, Ph.D. | Posted 06.04.2013 | Fifty
Karl A. Pillemer, Ph.D.

Why is excessive worry such a big regret? Because, according to the elders, worry wastes your very limited and precious lifetime. By poisoning the present moment, they told me, you lose days, months, or years that you can never recover.

7 Ways To Banish A Bad Thought Before It Ruins Your Day

Posted 04.03.2013 | OWN

By Corrie Pikul Send negative memories, worries and obsessions packing with these no-nonsense strategies. As a reminder, always consult your...

5 Ways To Clean Out The Mental Clutter

Polly Campbell | Posted 05.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Polly Campbell

We all get bogged down, stuck in the same ol' routine, caught up in our feelings of worry and stress that keep us from making progress and enjoying our life. But you can let go of this mental rubbish, and lighten up your life this spring.

Are You Trying to Make the Wrong Decision?

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 05.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

Worrying about decisions you don't have to make yet creates an anxiety-producing talk track in your head. It impedes your performance because it distracts you from being fully present and it has a chilling effect on others.

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.

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...

What Two Pediatricians Say NOT to Worry About

Claire McCarthy, M.D. | Posted 12.12.2012 | Parents
Claire McCarthy, M.D.

There's no way to take all the worry out of parenthood. Use love as a guiding principle, ask for help when you're stumped, and we promise (hope) you will worry less.

Confessions of a Worrier

Kathryn Lamble | Posted 12.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Kathryn Lamble

Stop and think about it. You have to make choices and decisions in life. There's no guide that tells us how to do this best, or how to make no mistakes, or keep everyone around you happy. You just have to choose and ride it out.

Stop Worrying: 2 Tools That Work

Terri Cole | Posted 11.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Terri Cole

Worrying is actually a socially acceptable way of saying you live in fear of what may happen in the future. Most likely, you also lack present-moment consciousness, since you cannot be here now while constantly projecting catastrophically into the future.

Don't Worry Yourself To Death

Donna Labermeier | Posted 10.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Donna Labermeier

Most people would say that worrying is pointless and a waste of time and energy. I submit to you that it is actually harmful. Here's why: Worry is fear-based. It is a projection of negative energy.

10 Natural Ways To Worry Less

Edward M. Hallowell, M.D. | Posted 07.31.2012 | Healthy Living
Edward M. Hallowell, M.D.

How do you stay out of the paralyzing grip of toxic worry? If you're walking through a minefield, how do you not feel so afraid that you can't take another step? You need a plan.