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How to Talk With Your Child (And Yourself) About Ebola

Tamar Chansky | Posted 10.21.2014 | Parents
Tamar Chansky

The problem facing most Americans is not the Ebola virus, it's our anxiety about the Ebola virus.

Your Biggest First Date Worries... Solved

Dr. Shannon Kolakowski | Posted 10.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Shannon Kolakowski

Especially if you're shy or tend to be anxious, those first date jitters can translate into full blown dating anxiety, which can be paralyzing. The days and hours leading up to a date can be worry-filled, and you may even avoid dating altogether if it's too intense.

I Now Pronounce You Happy

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 10.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

The good news is that not every unexpected experience has been about escaping death. Instead, several have brought unexpected lessons for a happier life. Three recent lessons have proven themselves to be particularly happiness-building. I present them to you now..

This Is What To Tell Yourself When You Can't Sleep At Night

Kat Forsythe, MSW | Posted 10.13.2014 | Fifty
Kat Forsythe, MSW

Anxiety is the big gun in regularly occurring insomnia. What do you think or say when you're jolted awake? Monitoring the messages we give ourselves may be the trick we need to get back into la-la land.

Ebola 101: Managing Our Children's Fears

Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D. | Posted 10.10.2014 | Parents
Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D.

Our job as parents is to help our children deal with worrisome information by understanding how they think and process information at this formative time in their lives, and by giving them information they need to manage their thoughts and worries

The Doctor Is In, But I'm Out... of My Mind (With WORRY)

Stephanie D. Lewis | Posted 10.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Stephanie D. Lewis

All my adult life I have dealt with a debilitating disorder -- it's called "Tell & Show Syndrome." Someone will TELL me about a new rare disease an...

Don't Worry... Be Crappy

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 09.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Over the years I've gotten pretty good at being pretty crappy at some things. To be clear, I hate being crappy at things. It's not my intention, it's frustrating. But I also know that sometimes it's just necessary.

How To Live Big In The Little Moments

Polly Campbell | Posted 09.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Polly Campbell

Don't bother worrying about the little things -- or anything really, because worry rarely translates into actions that make a difference. "Don't," as Richard Carlson said, "sweat the small stuff." But do focus on making the little, quiet, routine moments better.

Don't Wait to Enjoy Life

Paul Perkins | Posted 09.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul Perkins

Worry is a tide that perpetually pulls me, dragging me from the present. Before I know it, I'm completely distracted, oblivious to everything around me, consumed with anxiety and fear. I'm not living in the present -- with all its beauty and wonder -- but somewhere in my head, far from anything resembling enjoyment.

How To Tame Normal Teen Anxiety

Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D. | Posted 09.17.2014 | Parents
Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D.

Sometimes, kids just need to hear about others experiences so they cannot feel so alone and have the courage to talk to others.

Fearful Flyer

Marcia Liss | Posted 09.11.2014 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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10 Ways To Be A Better Human Being

Dean Dauphinais | Posted 09.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Dean Dauphinais

This should be obvious, but there are so many people out there who seem to forget how much of a difference kindness can make. When people are kind to each other, it's contagious. Kindness breeds kindness, and there's nothing wrong with that. I believe it takes more energy to be unkind, so why bother?

May All Children Be Happy: May All Parents Be Free From Fear

Kathryn E. Livingston | Posted 09.02.2014 | Fifty
Kathryn E. Livingston

Fear... that four-letter word. What scares you most as a parent? When my three sons were young, I lived in a constant state of anxiety. And for good reason: at any moment, things could run amok.

What If I Sh*t My Pants? (During HuffPost Live)

Maria Senise | Posted 08.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Senise

Thankfully, none of my fears manifested, and the show went really well. I feel like we managed to get across some really critical stories and messages imperative to those who struggle with anxiety. It was a relief and gratifying pleasure to do it.

How To Tell If Your Anxiety Is Normal (And What To Do If It's Not)

Posted 08.18.2014 | Healthy Living

By Art Markman, Ph.D. for YouBeauty It is surely a marker of modern society that we have reached such a high degree of daily stress that we now wor...

2 Ways to Stop Worry from Stealing Your Dreams

Frank Niles, Ph.D. | Posted 10.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Frank Niles, Ph.D.

Next time you face a panic-inducing situation (public speaking does it for most), acknowledge your thoughts and feelings. Remind yourself that these are normal. It's okay to feel nervous. The trick though is not to judge them or ruminate over them.

This Tiny Brain Region Predicts Bad News And Warns You

Posted 08.13.2014 | Healthy Living

By Melissa Dahl Follow @melissadahl It's a teensy-tiny part of your brain -- smaller than a pea, to be precise -- and yet it's tasked with some...

9 Things Every Parent with an Anxious Child Should Try

Renee Jain | Posted 10.06.2014 | 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.

How To Overcome Regret

The Week | Eric Barker | Posted 08.05.2014 | World

What hurts more than those pangs of regret? It's one of the worst feelings in the world, right? But I've got a surprise for you — regret can be a...

Worried About Worrying? How to Silence That Internal Chatter

Ingrid Peschke | Posted 09.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Ingrid Peschke

I've come to trust in the divine to pilot my life and work out every detail, giving me peace of mind before I know how it will all turn out.

How Worrying...Helps?

Sara Starkman | Posted 09.28.2014 | Comedy
Sara Starkman

To most of my friends and family -- OK FINE -- to all of my friends and family, I'm known as "the QUEEN worry wart" (tiny curtsy). I literally worry a...

Your Boss Does Not Hate You! 5 Secrets to Perspective, Health and Happiness

Susie Moore | Posted 09.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Susie Moore

We all come from the same creator. You are as deserving, special and entitled to the good things in the world as anyone else. It is often the mind poison we feed ourselves that block the miracles that come our way and stop us receiving what is rightfully ours.

Can Being a Worrier Add Years to Your Life?

Dr. Robert M. Myers | Posted 09.07.2014 | Religion
Dr. Robert M. Myers

This week I was sitting in the Denver airport waiting for my flight. All of a sudden a very large storm blew across the airport.

Listening to Jesus: The Waste of Worry

Rev. Peter M. Wallace | Posted 09.06.2014 | Religion
Rev. Peter M. Wallace

The hiking path meandered through the forested moutainside. My companion and I kept pushing up the hill. It was a steady incline and my legs were beginning to feel the burn of my effort.

10 Ways Raising House Plants and Kids Are Similar

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 09.06.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Since my daughter has left the nest and seems to be taking wonderful care of herself with, of course, several attempts on my part to always remain important and necessary, I have noticed that I have become a bit motherly with my plants. I know exactly what it is like to be motherly because I have been in the parenting game for over 20 years.