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Reduce Stress Now: Three Easy Steps

David Kanegis | Posted 12.18.2014 | Healthy Living
David Kanegis

Most of us feel stressed but often don't realize how greatly it affects us. You've just begun a journey towards self-awareness. This insight will guide you to a more peaceful and centered life.

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.

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.

A Breakup Letter to Worry

Daisy J Lin | Posted 08.25.2014 | Women
Daisy J Lin

I've done the math, Worry, and sorry, it's not adding up. What you say just doesn't fly with me any longer.

The Quickest Way To Banish Your Worries

Posted 05.30.2014 | Healthy Living

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you f...

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

What Happens When A Worrier Wife Marries A Warrior Husband

Lisa Meritz | Posted 06.30.2014 | Fifty
Lisa Meritz

When it comes to worrying, my mother was an Olympian, and she tried her best to train me to win a gold medal, too. I came close, but in my mother's eyes, I never worried enough. I've logged many sleepless nights perseverating about making the right choices, saying the wrong things, whether I would meet deadlines, having a car accident, and being a good-enough mom.

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!

How to Stop Worrying

Christine Hassler | Posted 05.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Christine Hassler

Worry is fear, not love. Your imagination is too creative and expansive to waste on worry. The people in your life are too precious to worry about, send them loving energy and positive thoughts instead. Your time is too precious to waste on fear-based thoughts.

10 Steps To Help Anxious Kids Stop Worrying

Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D. | Posted 02.10.2014 | Parents
Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D.

Anxiety has become a regular part of our society and daily lives for our children (and ourselves). Worry and fear cause our children to feel bad, often cause parent-child conflict and stress, keep our children from fully experiencing life, and fully reaching their potential.

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.

10 Things To Give Up In Exchange For Happiness

Tamara Star | Posted 12.10.2013 | Women
Tamara Star

I'm told happiness is a choice. Unfortunately we complicate our lives to the point of being unable to recognize happiness when it appears before our eyes.

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 Worry Stalks Me Wherever I Go

Kathryn E. Livingston | Posted 11.01.2013 | Fifty
Kathryn E. Livingston

Recently, I spent a marvelous week on vacation with my family (our eldest son was working out of the country, but the younger two, 25, and 22, were able to join my husband and me). The scene was an idyllic cabin beside a lake filled with bass, osprey soaring the skies, and golden sunsets. It would have been perfect, except for one thing: Worry. Somehow, it stalks me wherever I go.

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.

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 Good Reasons To Stop Worrying

Posted 06.07.2013 | Healthy Living

When the Cornell Legacy Project asked elderly Americans about their biggest regrets, an overwhelming number said that they wished they hadn’t wasted...

8 Reasons Why 'Being Present' Is A Good Idea

Pragito Dove | Posted 07.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Pragito Dove

The key here is that we approach this practice with gentleness and kindness. Each time we recognize thinking and come back into the present moment, we are planting a seed of awareness. We are creating a new habit -- a new way of being in the world.

Say 'Enough is Enough' to Self-Doubt

Lisa Cleary | Posted 07.14.2013 | Women
Lisa Cleary

While I'll never not be a perfectionist, I do know that I'm good enough for a lot of people. My mom, my family, my friends, my coworkers and my boyfriend all love me for who I am.

Confessions of a Former People-Pleaser

Shira Hirschman Weiss | Posted 07.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Shira Hirschman Weiss

I couldn't move on from the loose ends I created, and continually frayed the bottom of my pants -- in my mind. No actual pants were harmed for this bl...

The Battle With Worry

Valerie Giapoutzis | Posted 06.24.2013 | College
Valerie Giapoutzis

My thoughts scattered my brain, causing a mismatch of thoughts that led to the feeling of a pit lodged in my stomach. But how do you control something like that? How do you defend yourself against a feeling that seems so miniscule yet so overwhelming and disastrous at the same time?

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.

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.

What I Know About Fear Now That I'm In My 50s

Shelley Emling | Posted 05.16.2013 | Women
Shelley Emling

I'm no longer afraid of change but I still get nervous when a train approaches, and the wind whips around me, and I'm certain for just a second that I'll get knocked onto the tracks.