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Don't Saw the Sawdust

Karen Ann Kennedy | Posted 04.15.2014 | 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!

Amanda L. Chan

11 Habits Of People Who Never Worry

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda L. Chan | Posted 04.16.2014 | Healthy Living

Worry is, sadly, an inevitability of life. Bad things are bound to happen, and the natural human reaction is to think about the negative consequences ...

Autism and Anxiety: Common Companions

Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D. | Posted 04.11.2014 | Parents
Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D.

Living on the spectrum comes with daily challenges for the child, his parent, and his teachers. Here are some tips that can help a child on the spectrum experience less anxiety in their day and feel calmer inside.

Worried About Not Making It in Life? 5 Reasons to Relax and Think Twice

Andrea Haupts | Posted 04.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Andrea Haupts

Have we finally made it? The answer to this question is very much dependent on our personal standpoint; however, we have a tendency to consider ourselves successful only if we measure up to general standards of success -- and it can be quite frustrating when we feel left behind.

Actions Speak Louder Than Words in Raising Secure Children

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 04.07.2014 | Parents
Dr. Jim Taylor

Your actions, and those of your children, can really make the difference between insecurity and security.

Eyes Up: Breaking the Worry Habit

John Duffy, Psy.D. | Posted 03.28.2014 | Healthy Living
John Duffy, Psy.D.

I am finding that most of us cannot articulate the nature of our worry. For many, we worry that we're going to be afraid. We worry about worry. Worry and fear become the muddy ruts of habit, our baseline before the day begins.

Risk-Taking for Your Children: How Much Is Enough?

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 03.18.2014 | Parents
Dr. Jim Taylor

We look to strike the right balance that will enable our children to experience life fully -- which means taking some risks -- and protecting them from experiences in which the potential costs outweigh the potential benefits.

When Worry Is Worthless, When Fear Is a Friend

Kare Anderson | Posted 03.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Kare Anderson

"Anxiety, my old friend," my friend Colleen Wainwright once wryly confessed. We women generally worry more than men. For example, "While men are bear...

5 Ways To Have A Worry-Free Day

Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D. | Posted 02.26.2014 | 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.

What My Students Worry About the Most

Nicholas Ferroni | Posted 04.16.2014 | Education
Nicholas Ferroni

In my nine years as an educator, I have spent the majority of my time with teenagers between the ages of 13 and 18, and I have come to one certainty: Teenagers say some of the most profound, and most entertaining, things you could ever imagine.

God Whispered

Steven Crandell | Posted 03.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Steven Crandell

Why me, why now, I thought. Why is life so hard? That's when God whispered something in my head. I want to share it with you. In difficulty, be ...

Are You Enjoying the Chaos Yet?

Robert C. Jameson | Posted 02.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Robert C. Jameson

If it's true that chaos and adversity are a part of life, then I want to use it for my growth, upliftment, and learning. I want to enjoy the process of life. I want to gain inner strength so I can deal with anything life brings me.

Want to Be Free? Truly Free? Here's How

Steve McSwain | Posted 02.17.2014 | Religion
Steve McSwain

Until you and I detach from all things, until we can let go of the illusion of control, we remain incarcerated, as it were, incapable of knowing the "abundant life" as Jesus called it -- which explains much of the division that is our world.

How to Sleep in Heavenly Peace This Holiday Season

Wendy Troxel | Posted 01.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Wendy Troxel

As a sleep researcher and clinician, I am keenly aware that the holiday season is a time when people try to do too much. So I've developed a few tricks to help manage the episodic bouts of insomnia that are common during the holidays. Following these rules can help you sleep better, brighten your holiday mood and maybe even keep your weight under control.

Coping With Chronic Worry

Kathariya Mokrue, PhD | Posted 11.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Kathariya Mokrue, PhD

Worries indicate you are invested in something, and they can motivate you to work toward your goal. Fortunately for most people, when worrying is unhelpful or interferes with their lives, they can usually put it aside.

How Humor Eases Parenting Anxieties

Guy Winch, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Guy Winch, Ph.D.

Humor is a great way to recover from parenting anxieties as it provides a platform via which parents can recognize and acknowledge their fears, put them in perspective, and by doing so, minimize the psychological and functional disruption they cause.

What Facebook Doesn't Tell Us

An Bourmanne | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
An Bourmanne

Sometimes we wanna do something we really wanna do. Something we really believe in. Something we really care about.

4 Reasons We Get Frustrated and How to Cope

Donna Labermeier | Posted 12.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Donna Labermeier

There are no random acts -- there is always meaning even if you do not see it -- so try not to waste your energy taking issue with whatever happens. Just go with the flow.

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...

Why Anxious Midlifers Are Living On Borrowed Time

Next Avenue | Linda Melone | Posted 09.26.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Linda Melone I've had phobias and anxieties my entire life. At age 17, an ambulance rushed me to the hospital for wh...

An Open Letter to Chronic Worriers

Daniel DiPiazza | Posted 10.20.2013 | Small Business
Daniel DiPiazza

To have the clarity to make smarter decisions, we have to stop worrying so much about things that are outside of our locus of control and instead, only focus on the things that we can control. Period. We have to mentally clean house.

I Think My Financial Future is All Over. Is There Any Hope?

Steve Rhode | Posted 10.05.2013 | Business
Steve Rhode

Huffington Post Reader Question Dear Steve, I really need your advice, I just came from your website and just reading about debt makes me sick to my...

How Wonder Eases Worry

Polly Campbell | Posted 09.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Polly Campbell

When you feel yourself buried by worry, go outside, look around and also allow yourself to wonder how the universe keeps expanding and the flowers keep growing and the sun rises each day.

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.

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.