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When Stupid, Ugly Numbers Freak You Out

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 12.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

So I got my credit card statement yesterday. Immediately my heartbeat picked up speed. After all, my spending has been a bit... shall we say... activ...

How Worrying Less Will Make You More Successful

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 12.04.2014 | Healthy Living

Few things in life are more disheartening than failing to reach our goals. But what if the problem lies in the way we set goals in the first place? Fo...

You Can Heal a Worry Addiction!

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 12.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

It is not easy to stop worrying when you have been practicing worrying for most of your life. In order for me to stop worrying, I needed to recognize that the belief that worry has control over outcomes is a complete illusion.

How Anxiety Affects Your Child's Self-Esteem

Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D. | Posted 12.01.2014 | Parents
Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D.

As parents, we want our children to go into the world of school, peers and friendships, and life feeling happy, confident and valued. We do our best to fortify their self-confidence within the home so that they are equipped to be strong and successful in the rest of the world.

5 Steps to a More Mindful Thanksgiving

Jennifer Taitz | Posted 11.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Taitz

Over the past few weeks, my clients and I have thought a lot about navigating family disappointments, anticipating loneliness, and making wise plans. To truly find thanks, we need to consider more than pumpkin pie recipes and holiday sales.

Deepening Gratitude

Michelle Bersell | Posted 11.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Michelle Bersell

When you have a sense of gratitude, life tends to feel more fulfilling and perhaps even magical! With Thanksgiving closing in, I couldn't help myself, and had to share an amazingly simple yet powerful gratitude practice.

The One New Year's Resolution I Really Need To Keep

Linda Wolff | Posted 11.25.2014 | Fifty
Linda Wolff

The end of the year brings family gatherings, parties, and hopefully some reflection. Like many people at the end of the year, I write a list of New Year's Resolutions. This is something I look forward to every year and always with great enthusiasm. Often, this involves a lot of cutting and pasting from the previous year: Talk on the phone instead of text, read more, workout more, learn to cook, lose five pounds ... the usual.

How to Like Your Life More

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 11.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

It's up to us to remember why it excited us, and to ask ourselves if it still does. It's up to us to ask ourselves how we can make it fun again, perhaps in a new way. And then it's up to us to do it.

The One Question Every Parent Should Quit Asking

Scott Dannemiller | Posted 11.20.2014 | Parents
Scott Dannemiller

In an effort to prepare our kids for the dog-eat-dog, competitive world before them, we fill their days with activity. Schedule them from dawn to dusk to maximize their potential. So they can learn. And grow. But I fear that in our quest to help them, we may actually be hurting them.

How Can We Find Hope When Our Children Are Suffering?

Allison Carmen | Posted 11.18.2014 | Parents
Allison Carmen

I am attached to my children. My desire for my children to be well, happy and peaceful will not waiver. I felt the strength of this commitment especially last summer, when my oldest daughter sustained a head injury.

Dear Parent: About THAT Kid

Amy Murray | Posted 11.17.2014 | Parents
Amy Murray

Every day, your child comes home with a story about THAT kid. You're worried that THAT child is detracting from your child's learning experience. I want to talk about THAT child, too, but there are so many things I can't tell you.

Teamwork

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 11.15.2014 | Business
William B. Bradshaw

Workers on every level of employment need to realize how important they are -- that they play a significant, vital, and necessary role in what makes the United States of America uniquely successful.

What Do Normal People Think About?

Maria Senise | Posted 11.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Senise

In order to help ease my anxiety, I have to distract myself. Moving around and being productive makes it a bit easier for me to ignore the worries tha...

The Seemingly-Virtuous, Often-Dangerous Word We All Use

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 10.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

I'll get all set and all comfy... and then that bright, glaring sunshine busts through the curtains, makes its way across the floor and lands squarely on my conscience, convincing me that I'm lazy for not basking in it.

What Americans Fear Most

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 10.22.2014 | Healthy Living

What are Americans afraid of? No, it's not Ebola. According to the first large-scale study on fear in America, what we're most worried about is walkin...

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 12.14.2014 | 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 12.13.2014 | 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 12.10.2014 | 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 12.01.2014 | 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 11.29.2014 | 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 11.26.2014 | 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 11.25.2014 | 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 11.17.2014 | 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.