How do you bounce back from challenging times? Start with building your emotional resilience by learning skills that will help you to adapt and grow in adversity.
In the relaxing, creative world of ASMR, there are hundreds of what are referred to as "triggers" to help you relax and feel those head tingles. Find out if one of these triggers will do it for you!
Ever get overwhelmed? Anxious? Depressed? Life happens and no matter how good our life may be or how positive we are, we can have our tough times. How about a few strategies to help.
If you're experiencing anxiety or fear in certain social situations, you may not be able to cure yourself overnight, but you can lessen its impact. Here are 5 ways to overcome social anxiety.
Examines the evidence for omega-3 supplementation to treat depression and applies this to choosing a supplement. Readers learn to interpret labels and find the best supplement for their goals.
PSYCH-K is short for “Psychological Kinesiology." PSYCH-K is a therapy method used to identify and heal subconscious fears and negative beliefs.
Whether you've just started college or are moving to another country, homesickness can strike at any time. Sometimes having familiar food can help you feel better. Other times, coping with loneliness requires different strategies.
People can quite literally sue for anything—phone confiscation, misleading jelly bean labels, nacho cheese burns, you name it. But when you're the one getting sued, the shock and stress may feel unmanageable.
This article gives advice on how to help someone with depression and Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). People who are suffering from clinical depression or more serious symptoms should consult a physician for further assistance.
While some things might not work out as you planned, you don't have to remain frustrated and distressed by your setbacks. You can remain positive and rebound from your disappointments.
This article outlines four easy steps to reduce stress, cope with change, and live a life free of anxiety. You can manage your stress and live your best life today.
Why do we shed tears? How is it that nature somehow seems to relate to sadness as well as joy? This is a heartfelt article about what tears mean to us.
We're more stressed than ever! We can't sleep, concentrate or have fun. We need to relieve stress and we need to do it now. Read on to learn how...
Parenting is a huge job already, without the rest of life's stresses pressing in on you. Everyone needs a little support, encouragement and understanding to stay sane and not cave to the pressures. Being a successful parent is all about finding the strength. Being a mom is hard work.
If you're stressed out, anxious, or just need to fully relax, nature has the best medicine. Try out these nature sounds for ultimate stress reduction and meditation.
Spending a few minutes a day on relaxation will dramatically reduce your stress level. Here are some tips and products that have helped me relieve stress and anxiety.
We're all looking for ways to reduce stress. Give valerian root a try. Some have likened its effects to those of Valium, but without the addictive component. Nature's own Valium!
When the bustle of everyday life gets too stressful, it can be nice to listen to some calming sounds and have a minute of peace to yourself. This article lists 11 websites that feature ambient sounds.
When you've reached your breaking point, these quick tips will have you instantly feeling better and ready to tackle the day!
Depression is not only a physical disease treatable with pills as the pharmaceutical industry wants you to believe. In this article, I suggest 10 ways to treat depression besides using antidepressants.
If you frequently feel frazzled and overwhelmed by responsibilities and everyday tasks, this article offers tips for reducing stress and coping. These are the strategies that work for me.
Research suggests that mental health apps, such as the ones listed here, can help you with many emotional difficulties, improve your outlook and re-establish a more positive quality of life.
Life is meant to be enjoyed, but you have to intentionally design your life in order to experience that. Here are some things that I do to help make my life easier and more enjoyable.
If your habit of worrying all the time is holding you back, perhaps this gentle writing exercise can provide you with some relief.
Feeling that late-winter slump? I have some tips to keep yourself busy and stay positive for the remaining cold months.
Here are a few ways I've managed anxiety over the years. Some are a little unorthodox, but I've found them to work. Maybe you will too.
How to bring yourself back down to Earth when life becomes overwhelming. In this article, I share two techniques for grounding yourself.
This article looks at self-hypnosis as an option for times of extreme anxiety. It explores how self-hypnosis works, and why it is of benefit to people distressed by anxiety.
Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is experienced by millions of people across the world. Constant feelings of dread and worry are typical. In this article, I provide insights as to how a person might overcome this difficult disorder by lessening its impact on their life.
The winter holidays can be a major cause of stress and stress-related illnesses, including mental illness. This article discusses coping strategies this author has learned in her long-time attendance in a stress-reduction group; the quotations used come from that group.
Caregivers need emotional resilience and good health for the demanding task of care-giving. Here are 10 tips to keep you healthy, prevent burnout, and help you to give quality care.
People who live busy lives find themselves in a bit of a catch-22 when it comes to de-stressing throughout the day.
In this busy world, where everyone is bogged down by so many problems, practicing these techniques have helped me become a happier person.
Stress is a serious problem that can impact your quality of life, your performance, and your relationships. In this article, I show you how you can turn your stress into energy and enthusiasm by reversing 7 common mistakes that make you feel stressed-out, over-worked and run-down.
I have to go to work. I have to pay the bills. I have to mow the lawn. I have to wash the dishes . . . is daily adult life stressing you out? Consider giving your brain a "mini vacation."
Wondering how to deal with social anxiety at school, work and hanging out with friends and family? Here's six tips for coping.
People love you when you are cool and happy. Use this arsenal of useful and fun techniques to reduce stress and manage depression.
This is an article about my most recent episode of atrial fibrillation and about how I learned to stop worrying and fretting about AFib and a million other things.
Color therapy, also known as chromotherapy, is an alternative style of therapeutic practice that utilizes the vibration and frequency of color to aid in healing.
Are current events causing you stress? Are you experiencing troubling emotions and a sense of helplessness about all of the crises in our world today? If so, read on for ideas and tools for coping.
This article is meant to uplift those who may be having a difficult time overcoming struggles in their own lives. I want my readers to understand that hard times do not last forever and that everything will be okay—eventually.
When you have a period of poor mental health it can be easy to neglect self-care. This article contains a list of suggestions for self-care that are helpful, easy, and not overwhelming.
Anxiety is a mental health condition that affects around 40 million people over the age of 18 in the United States. This article presents seven natural ways to get a handle on anxiety before it spirals out of control.
This five-minute yoga and breathing practice helps reduce stress, tension, and anxiety. It can be done sitting or standing.
We live in a world of many challenges, and it is easy to respond with worry and anxiety. But, we can give God all our cares and concerns—and thereby experience abundant life.
Learning to ground yourself and stay in the present moment are important skills for managing stress and anxiety.
Why do people chew their nails? Nobody finds fingernail biting attractive, but some of us just can't help it. For some, nail-biting is as difficult a habit to stop as smoking. Find out how to stop.
Crafts can be very therapeutic to do and can help to escape the dark pit that depression keeps us in, even if it's just for a little while.
There are many benefits to journaling, especially for those suffering from mental illness and here are some of the main reasons you should journal.
I have found three ways to reduce my anxiety without medication: exercise, yoga, and deep breathing. These methods offer wonderful alternatives to conventional treatment methods for anxiety.
There is a link between our feelings of rejection and our risk for health problems. Practicing mindfulness can help us cope with rejection and improve our immune system. With a quick glance at research and a crash course on mindfulness, we can develop better coping techniques and better health.
Unfortunately, the holidays typically come with a great deal of stress from having to buy gifts to cooking for everyone, and even having to face Aunt Sue again. Hopefully these tips will take the edge off and give you a way to avoid some of the stress you have coming.
Everyone gets overwhelmed at times -- especially those suffering from a mental illness. Here is a quick, general guide for ways to get back on track.
The road of life is paved with many sorrows. The loss of a loved one through death or divorce is among the most painful experiences humans face. Broken relationships, failed businesses and other unfortunate events can also cripple joy. Fortunately, there is help for these difficult journeys.
Don't forget to put those little things first. They are, essentially, the exact things that will set you free. Take control. Give yourself those five minutes.
Learn about essential nutrients, simple juicing recipes, and different types of juicers. Juicing for stress and anxiety is simple, natural, and totally effective.
Many people suffer from anxiety disorders. I will show you how to treat general anxiety disorder using natural, alternative methods.
Sometimes, it's a smart idea to take a personal retreat. Rejuvenate and reinvent yourself by taking time to slow down and pull yourself away from the hubbub of daily life.
Advice that will help people to develop attitudes and habits that will help them to have happier and more successful lives.
Relational Aikido (RA) is a non-violent, win-win method of coping with relationship attack. Specific skill sets must be learned and practiced, much like a martial art.
I have put up a respectable battle most of my adult life against depression, always thinking that if I could just get past it, I could begin to live again. Now I wonder if it was all bad.
Anxiety is a normal part of everyday life, however, it can control your life if you allow it to get out of hand. Follow these techniques to combat it.
The holidays are approaching! For some people (myself included), it's the rare instance we have to tolerate or put on a good face for certain family members that we avoid the rest of the year.
This article is intended to provide readers with 7 ways to relax before the stress of the school year sets in.
The holidays are over (you recall that blur between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day don't you?), winter is still going strong and you feel trapped inside. How can you fix the winter funk?
Work-related stress is not something new to most of us. So what are some practical things you can do NOW to manage it and stay more focused and happy at work?
On the surface, perfectionism appears to be a noble pursuit. But here's how being a perfectionist works against you, along with steps you can take to break free from it.
We know babies cry from the time they enter the world. They cry because they are hungry, thirsty, wet or sleepy. Adults cry for different reasons. So, why do adults cry?
Since thoughts feed into our feelings and those feelings feed back into our thoughts, negative thoughts can keep us trapped in a vicious cycle of self-defeat and depression.
Learn some simple strategies you can use to feel happier each day and stop feeling sorry for yourself. Happiness leads to a better life.
I hate talking to strangers on the phone. Here I share some of the tips I learned at a job where I have to constantly make and receive calls.
For over a decade, I've used healing music as a coping strategy to relieve stress and anxiety in my daily life. In this article, I share my relaxation tips and top music recommendations.
Your body will react to stress through emotional or physical responses like having an acne. Learn how stress can affect your body & health so you can take appropriate action
Feeling bad about yourself and dealing with anxiety lately? Improving your self-esteem and anxiety go hand in hand. Here's how I've boosted my confidence while handling my generalized anxiety disorder.
Stress is widely known as the silent killer. We experience stress every day of our lives and it is a natural occurrence that can kill you if not properly managed.
Research shows that our longevity is greatly affected by the way that we perceive stress. If you want to live a longer, healthier, and happier life, you may want to rethink how you think about stress.
Connecting to others and forming close bonds is vital to our overall health and happiness to the extent that feeling excluded and lonely can have long-term, negative effects on our wellbeing. Acknowledging these feelings leads to acceptance, understanding and the ability to cope.
With anxiety affecting around 18% of the U.S. population, it's a condition that makes a significant impact on people's lives. While it's advisable to seek medical help, there are some lifestyle changes you can start making.