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How Can I Power Down My Wired Mind?

It happens to everyone. In the midst of drifting off, you’re startled by a worrisome thought. Soon enough, the thought turns into mounting anxiety, sending your mind into overdrive and your pulse racing. It feels impossible to return to normal.<p>Triggering this very physical reaction is a primitive …

3 Things to Stop Telling the Clinically Depressed

"Susie" <i>Elona Washington, Project IANAH</i><p>A few months back, I had breakfast with my new friend, Susie. Once all of the polite conversation was out of the way, we started to discuss the more serious issues in our life. My mood was heavy and somber as I told her my story, but it quickly changed and my …

Share This With Anyone Who Doesn't Understand Depression

Let's beat the stigma together.<p>Nearly 10 percent of U.S. adults struggle with depression, but so many more of us have a hard time understanding the disease. As the TED-Ed video above points out, depression is much harder to see, and thus to understand, than a case of obesity or a broken leg, for …

Why Insomnia Happens and What You Can Do to Get Better Sleep

We’re all familiar with that silly image of the person who resorts to counting sheep when they just can’t seem to fall asleep. But when you’re the …

Sleep

Create a Kinder Mind: How to Stop Your Mean, Hurtful Self-Talk

<b>“You have been criticizing yourself for years, and it hasn't worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens!” ~Louise Hay</b><p>In my quest to learn …

How to Overcome Perfectionism: 6 Powerful Habits

<i>“Certain flaws are necessary for the whole. It would seem strange if old friends lacked certain quirks.”</i> <b><br>Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe</b><i>“People throw away</i> …

How to Stop Being a Perfectionist

<i>"Nobody's perfect."</i><p>We heard it all the time: after lost soccer games, failed pop quizzes, or sleeping in past an alarm. It's like a conciliatory prize for screwing up. I mean, it wasn't our favorite saying, but it was sometimes comforting. We liked to know we aren't alone. We felt relief in hearing …

Perfectionism and Burn-Out Are Close Friends - Best Avoid Them

It was Voltaire who said: “perfect is the enemy of the good” – and he should know. A strident critic of existential perfection, Voltaire spent much …

Perfection can lead you down a dangerous path...

Are you a perfectionist?<p>Do you battle with the need to do “all or nothing”?<p>My mother is a full-on perfectionist… in all the guts and glory. Her …

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Why I opened up about my mental illness

I knew for a long time that I had a particularly melancholic attitude towards a variety of things. However, I chose to plod on deliberately ignoring …

6 Habits To Improve Your Memory and Boost Your Brain Health

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>From thought patterns to emotions, every facet of human expression dwells within the extraordinary capacity of our gray-and-white matter. How does this mysterious three-pound organ called the brain hold such sway over the matters of life, …

This Is What Happens to Your Brain When You Exercise

Exercise is useful only for keeping your heart healthy and your figure neat and trim, right? Think again… literally, as the impact of exercise isn’t …

Strategies to Reduce Anxiety and Stress

There are many good techniques and resources for dealing with stress. Perhaps the most important fact is this: Nearly all the stress-related factors …

Psychology

Understanding & Recognizing Stress

Everyone has experienced stress. We all have demands and we all respond to those demands differently. How we respond to those demands determine our …

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

5 Tips to Reduce Stress Successfully!

Hi everyone,<p>I have traveled from my home base Boulder to Europe to start a speaking tour in Germany about my book <i>How to Travel the World for Free</i>.<p>It's exciting to travel around Germany and to speak in theatres about my travels. But it can also be stressful at times. I flew from Denver to Munich …

5 Tips for Standing Down Your Stress

Stress, like steam in a tea kettle needs an escape. You must either release it or turn the heat down. Environmental or emotional, stress is responsible for deteriorating physical diseases such as: high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, depression, sleep disorders, and chronic fatigue.<p>Most of …

Stress and Failure: Which Comes First?

I've often wondered the answer to that age-old question: Which comes first? I'm not referring to the chicken and the egg but rather stress and failure. Is it overwhelming stress that causes one to fail in one's professional and personal life, or is it the failures that one is experiencing that …

Don’t Let Secondhand Stress Affect Your Mood

Our brains are hardwired to pick up on and spread others’ emotions. Whether it’s an angry taxi driver or a harried boss, just seeing someone look stressed can make us feel anxious too. This is a real problem in open office plans, where you can see everyone’s nonverbals, so it’s important to find …

5 reasons why anxiety is so difficult to cope with (and what you can do about it)

<b>(hikrcn/Shutterstock)</b><p>If we aren’t careful, we can makes things worse. Here are some effective ways to keep your emotions under control<p>Melanie Greenberg<p>December 1, 2015 9:00am (UTC)<p>Have you ever had a friend or family member tell you to “just get over it” when you felt sad or worried? If getting rid …