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Can You Embrace Your Anxiety?

Can You Embrace Your Anxiety?<p>I’m not sure when I first heard the word <i>anxiety</i>, but I think it was in church. Raised Catholic, I began attending Mass …

It's Normal to Worry This Much, Right?

<i>It’s Normal to Worry This Much, Right?</i> <i><br>Tales From a Chronic Worrier,</i> <br>Guest Post by Beth Schulman<p>I work hard at being a devoted mother, teacher, …

Parenting

Anxiety Attacks: The Road to Coping Strategies: Guest Post by Joan Jessup

<i>Wow, another week has flown by and it’s time for yet another great guest post by a Gravity Imprint author. This week, I’m very excited to introduce</i> …

Impatience and Equanimity

Photo Source: Unsplash.com/Lia Leslie<p><i>A shroud of silence</i><p><i>envelops me</i><p><i>as I watch the scene, the images</i><p><i>materialize.</i><p><i>beneath your knowing hand</i><p><i>The vibrant</i> …

Guest Post: This is the Reason Writing Your Story Helps You Thrive by Rachel Thompson

Photo source: Unsplash.com/Milada Vigerova<p>I tell people right away that I’m a survivor of childhood sexual abuse, but I didn’t used to. I held that …

3 Dating Rules for DV and Sexual Assault Survivors (that helped me move on) (Guest Post by Lindsay Fischer)

Posted by Apryl Pooley on April 22, 2016 in Abuse, Guest post, Recovery, Survivor | 1 Comment<p><i>This week, we have a guest post from the amazing Lindsay</i> …

Is it REALLY Sexist to Refer to Women as “Female?” by @wendygarfinkle

Um…Not All Females Are <i>Women</i>Recently, my lovely friend Rachel Thompson received a comment on her Twitter in reply to an article she shared: Can Anyone …

Language

How to Pay It Forward With A Book

By Lisa Douthit Wellness Warrior<p>In Uncategorized<p>2<p>7<p>2<p>4<p>2<p>1<p>Shares 16<p><i>Book Manager Melissa Flickinger stopped by the blog today to say hi and talk about</i> …

Your fears about transgender bathrooms are highly exaggerated

I have to be honest about something: I never thought I’d care much about LGBT rights. That sounds terrible, I know, but as a straight, cis-gendered …

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Writing into the Dark

I've developed into something of a Dean Smith fanboy lately. Many of his posts are hitting a nerve with me, from his series on Heinlein's Business …

The Adderall Diaries: How To Manage ADHD Chaos Like a Boss

Last week, I had Part One (of two) of the Adderall Diaries on the blog, focusing on the Farts-in-a-Jar aspect of Attention Deficit Hyperactive …

Productivity

Do You Also Use Food to Deal With Your Emotions?

Food is my thing.I love food. I can literally feel the rush of chemicals in my brain when I eat certain foods. Case in point, the Sweet Tomato's mac …

Fitness

Can Compassion Really Save the World? - Lisa Douthit - Wellness Warrior

By Lisa Douthit Wellness Warrior<p>In Mind, Uncategorized<p>3<p>33<p>2<p>4<p>4<p>5<p>Shares 48<p><b>The short answer is yes, and I will tell you why in a minute, but did you know</b> …

How Shakespeare was turned into a German

An over 200-year-old German translation of Shakespeare's works made him seem more German than he was. Later, the Nazis insisted that version be kept, …

Literature

Mom Outraged After Airport Security Forces Her To Dump 500 Ounces Of Breastmilk

A traveling mom was forced to dump hundreds of ounces of breastmilk<p>You shouldn’t cry over spilled milk, but spilled breastmilk? That’s a whole other …

Breast Feeding

My writing day: Anne Enright

<b>9.00</b> Cup of coffee on the night table. Thank you!<p><b>9.20</b> Wake to drink cup of cold coffee. I am in Brooklyn. I have recovered from the jet lag, the winter vomiting bug and the stress of getting us all here, but it is still a bit of an adventure opening my eyes. I lie there, and try to figure out how …

Jet Lag

Stop calling Kelly Ripa a “diva”: The urge to demean women for exercising power is still going strong

The flippant reactions to Ripa walking off her show reinforce toxic gender roles for women at work<p>Kelly Ripa deserves a hell of a lot better than this. The talk show host, actress, producer and parent has a long-running television show with her name on it and a string of successful endorsement …

Media Industry

One Good Parent Is Not Enough to Undo Harm Done by the Other

A harsh reality: one parent who is nurturing is not enough to undo the harm caused by another who uses harsh parenting.<p>Shutterstock<p>Uh oh. A study …

Research

Teachers use early-warning system to spot mental health issues

Top private schools – including Harrow and Wellington – are testing pupils’ mental health as teen stress levels reach all-time high because of social media bullying.<p>There are currently 15 schools using an early warning system that helps teachers identify potential self-harm and drug abuse and 30 …

10 Ways to Have Better Relationships

There are many things we should and should not be doing in order to have strong personal relationships. There are some common themes and behaviors that many couples seem to do that fray the relationship, and sometimes cause irreparable harm. If you are able to think about them, and start to avoid …

Self-help

There's a Problem With Brand Identity: What Marketers Really Think About Brand Experience [Infographic]

Learn how marketers around the world feel about brand alignment in their organizations and where organizations might be able to improve.

How Fanfiction Helped This Writer Go From Bullied Teen To The Next JK Rowling

His books are the biggest things since Harry Potter, and Dave Rudden is using his spotlight to talk about bullying and mental health issues facing kids today.<p><b>If you haven’t heard of Dave Rudden yet, don’t worry – you will.</b> The Irish writer’s debut book, <i>Knights of the Borrowed Dark</i>, hit …

Books

New Publishing Platform Juggernaut Rolls Out With 15 Cent Books For Your Mobile Device

India’s got a new publisher in town. The startup’s name is Juggernaut, a word the dictionary defines as an “large, powerful force” – a word hailing from <i>Jaganath</i>, the Hindu god Vishnu, considered the powerful “Lord of the Universe”. And with that alone you understand how this mobile-based publishing …

India

How to Connect with Others and Feel Less Alone in the World

<b>“Vulnerability is the birthplace of connection and the path to the feeling of worthiness. If it doesn't feel vulnerable, the sharing is probably not</b> …

Positive Thinking

Suicide Rates Climb In U.S., Especially Among Adolescent Girls

In the '80s and '90s, America's suicide trend was headed in the right direction: down.<p>"It had been decreasing almost steadily since 1986, and then what happened is there was a turnaround," says Sally Curtin, a statistician with the National Center for Health Statistics, part of the Centers for …

FDA

7 Things People With Social Anxiety Do

Social anxiety disorder goes beyond being shy or introverted. It involves an extreme fear of social interaction, and it interferes with an individual's daily life. The symptoms usually begin around age 13 and persist into adulthood. But most people with social anxiety wait at least 10 years to get …

Depression