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A Tale Of Two Sisters: Coping With A Family Health Crisis

Terri Cole | Posted 11.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Terri Cole

I had been using anger to mask my fear and sadness for the past nine months, ever since my older sister was diagnosed with liver cancer. This was the first time I cried.

Separation Anxiety: On Feeling Homesick

Dr. Debbie Magids | Posted 11.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Debbie Magids

Figure out what's going on for you when you're feeling off and do your best to release it. Always make sure you're not the one sabotaging what you want out of life.

Still Waters Run Deep

Dr. Debbie Magids | Posted 11.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Debbie Magids

Therapy does not completely eradicate your issues. It lowers their volume and weakens their power. So if and when they do show up, we can recognize them, and put them back in their spot.

PTSD -- The IED That Awaits War Veterans at Home

Lisa Cypers Kamen, MA | Posted 11.19.2012 | Impact
Lisa Cypers Kamen, MA

Just as an IED destroys everything within a few miles' radius, PTSD affects all aspects of a veteran's life, often taking family and friends as extended casualties of this silent, invisible war.

Women Using the Butterfly Effect to Make a Difference

Elisabeth Joy LaMotte, LICSW | Posted 11.17.2012 | Women
Elisabeth Joy LaMotte, LICSW

You cannot help an individual if you do not consider the important relationships in their lives.

SOARING: Helping Kids Take Flight (VIDEO)

Bus 52 | Posted 09.14.2012 | Good News
Bus 52


Happy Start to the School Year

Dafna Maor | Posted 11.13.2012 | Parents
Dafna Maor

I cannot think of a better gift for the coming Jewish year than knowing that your child is a caring, helpful friend.

Embrace All Parts Of Your Soul For Personal Growth

May Benatar, Ph.D., L.C.S.W. | Posted 10.31.2012 | Healthy Living
May Benatar, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

While the power of positive thinking is an important and real possibility for us all in recasting our fates, the need to embrace the shadow -- those elements of our personality, our souls, of which we are least proud -- is a necessary element of transformation.

7 Signs You Need Marriage Counseling

Posted 08.27.2012 | Weddings

By Jenny Tiegs This article originally appeared on There's no question -- marriage can be challenging. Maybe marriage counseling shou...

Truisms To Learn and Love By

Janet Blair Page | Posted 10.24.2012 | Women
Janet Blair Page

Following this self-therapy exercise every day for just four weeks can help boost your positive feelings about yourself.

How To Treat Depression, From Dr. Oz (WATCH)

Posted 08.21.2013 | MarloThomas

Emmy Award-winning doctor, television host and author Dr. Oz revealed some surprising facts about treating depression when he met with me on Mondays W...

How Your Therapist Might Be Making You Fearful

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 10.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

Say goodbye to the fear-mongering therapists who keep you stuck forever. Take control and an active role in finding a therapist who will help you get better, once and for all, and not just provide you with a venue to vent.

When Cake Therapy Is The Best Therapy

Melissa T. Shultz | Posted 09.19.2012 | Fifty
Melissa T. Shultz

For my birthday seven years ago, I received a diagnosis of breast cancer. For a while after my cancer, I couldn't stand the sight of birthday cake. How could something so sweet leave such a bitter taste?

Moving on From Being Dark and Twisty

Patrice Bendig | Posted 08.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Patrice Bendig

Never take for granted the feeling of happiness -- because pure happiness is something that can only be created within.

If We Don't Ask, They Won't Tell

Ranit Mishori, M.D., MHS | Posted 08.26.2012 | Impact
Ranit Mishori, M.D., MHS

His physical exam was always completely normal, save for some scars on his back and thighs, surely from his construction job. Basic lab tests showed nothing abnormal. I just couldn't put it together. What was I missing?

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...

Got Baggage? Here's How To Carry It

Alanna Kaivalya | Posted 08.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Alanna Kaivalya

Our stories and our history can either keep us down or set us free. They can be the hammer that nails us to our darkness or the switch that sends us into the light.

Creating a Supportive Environment: Why it Is Essential to Health and Not Just a Luxury

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 08.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

If living a long and healthy life is one of your goals, just remember to put more attention toward your environment, the people and relationships you have in your life, relaxation, daily activities that make you feel supported and happy, and your diet.

Is Gossip Killing Your Relationships?

Lisa Haisha | Posted 08.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Lisa Haisha

In my work as life coach, my clients often complain that people in their lives are always trying to "fix" them. While these "Fixers" may be well meaning, sometimes their reliance on fixing other people's problems to bolster their own self-worth and identity.

What Is A Tool?

Phil Stutz, M.D. | Posted 08.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Phil Stutz, M.D.

As a therapist, the No. 1 complaint I hear from patients is that therapy takes too long to work. Why do we have to wait for what seems like forever for change to begin?

In Defense of Slow and Tedious: Quick-Fix Therapy or the Kind That Takes 'Forever'?

Jane G. Goldberg, Ph.D. | Posted 07.31.2012 | Healthy Living
Jane G. Goldberg, Ph.D.

What is at question, then, in the debate about short-term vs. long-term therapy is not how long the treatment takes. It is, rather, the existence, and the desirability (or not) of working with the unconscious.

The Therapeutic Alliance: The Essential Ingredient for Psychotherapy

Deborah L. Cabaniss, M.D. | Posted 07.31.2012 | Healthy Living
Deborah L. Cabaniss, M.D.

The anxiety of trying to change something as complex and entrenched as how you relate to people close to you or manage stress takes the feeling to a whole new level. Yet, that's just what you do when you enter psychotherapy.

How Facebook Makes Cheating Easier

Vicki Larson | Posted 07.23.2012 | Divorce
Vicki Larson

Given Facebook's recent IPO, declining stock value and founder Mark Zuckerberg's surprise wedding -- all of which happened within days of each other -- it's easy to say of Facebook's status: "It's complicated."

Tapping Away Trauma: 'Emotional Freedom' Techniques

Serina Deen, M.D., MPH | Posted 07.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Serina Deen, M.D., MPH

EFT involves techniques that combines exposure, cognitive restructuring, waking hypnosis, and physical relaxation while tapping on a sequence of pressure points and repeating key phrases out loud.

The Cycle of Abusive Relationships

Joseph Rauch | Posted 07.22.2012 | College
Joseph Rauch

Being abused as a child is unfortunate but does not doom one to add chapters onto the history of abuse if the pattern and logic of abusive behavior can be recognized and presented to the abuser and/or victim.