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Worrywart

How Worrying...Helps?

Sara Starkman | Posted 07.29.2014 | 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...

Saving Email, Saving Voicemail, My Mom's Voice

Susan Orlins | Posted 07.10.2013 | Fifty
Susan Orlins

Every adventure I have, every picture I take, I wish I could share with my mom. Hearing her voice and that laugh -- so real, so hearty, so alive -- was like having her right there on the sofa with us, making me feel so happy, so sad.

Confessions of a Lowbrow

Susan Orlins | Posted 04.21.2013 | Comedy
Susan Orlins

I like Oprah not Opera. Country not Classical. I prefer Silence to any Music at all. I choose Breakfast at Tiffany's over My Dinner With Andre. I'm a...

Dr. Oz's 5 Tips For Worrying Less

Posted 01.14.2013 | Healthy Living

By Dr. Oz & Dr. Roizen for YouBeauty.com When was the last time you felt zero stress, no stress at all? Don’t know? That’s right -- the only ti...

Worrying the Details of Political Campaigns

Susan Orlins | Posted 12.21.2012 | Politics
Susan Orlins

While watching the 2012 political campaigns unfold, it reminds me of my ex's 1992 race for U.S. Congress. As a worrywart I multi-minutiae-worried my way through the entire campaign.

Worry Less: 10 Lessons From Cognitive Therapy

Susan Orlins | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Orlins

Ruminate less and it will help you de-stress. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy offers lessons anyone can apply. Prioritize your values. If you cut someth...

Deciding to Blog and What Happened Next

Susan Orlins | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Orlins

Sometimes I play a game in which I name an object and then try to associate a worry with it, just to see if I can stump myself. "Venetian blinds," I ...

18 Life Lessons From Family and Friends

Susan Orlins | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Orlins

I'm a worrywart, and it helps if I keep reminding myself of lessons people I love have taught me. In fact, everything I know about life, I learned, no...

6 Ways to Turn Chores Into Family Fun

Susan Orlins | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Orlins

For many families, the back-to-school rumpus is less than a month away. So why not use these last weeks of summer to combine family togetherness with ...

Is my Dog Bored? Worrywart Wonders

Susan Orlins | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Orlins

When we brought Casey home from the pound 11 years ago, he looked so woebegone that we learned the word lugubrious. Occasionally I caught him wagging ...

Throw Yourself a Divorce Party -- Worrywart's Do's and Don'ts

Susan Orlins | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Orlins

When I got divorced twelve years ago at the age of 52, I wavered between thinking every man who captured my interest would ask me out and believing I would never have another date. Worried, I decided to throw myself a divorce party.