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These Veterans’ Stories Will Put Your Problems In Perspective

Your life is hard, but probably not as hard as it could be<p>If you’re reading this, you’re alive. That alone should be reason to rejoice. But we don’t.<p>Because, ugh.<p>Someone’s lunch exploded in the microwave. Traffic sucked. Your workouts have stopped working. You flew to Dallas and that meeting was …

18 Great Cardio Workouts That Don't Require Running

Weight Loss

13 Reasons You Aren't As Successful As You Should Be

Is it time to do some spring cleaning with the group of people who make up your circle of acquaintances, colleagues and friends? There are probably …

Motivation

New guide on suicide prevention for mental health workers

SANE Australia has released a practical and easy-to-understand resource that helps people working in mental health to support a person who may be at …

Mental Health

Health.com: Fitness, Nutrition, Tools, News, Health Magazine | Health

The doyenne of Instagram gets real about paralyzing anxiety, mom guilt, and...<p>The doyenne of Instagram gets real about paralyzing anxiety, mom guilt, …

Is Camping a Type of Therapy

I don’t think I have ever used the words “camping” and “therapy” in the same sentence before.<p>But, I recently read that studies from the Liverpool …

OCD Expert Who Recommends Meditation as Therapy Is the Focus of New eBook

Dr. Jeffrey Schwartz applies Buddhist teachings to his work with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and bucks the mainstream belief that the brain is a static organ that dictates our actions. So it is no wonder that he is a controversial figure.<p>The amazing thing is that he has proven to be right, …

Art therapy hits the WEB: Internet app uses masterpieces to improve your mood - whether you're stressed, anxious or angry

• Users select categories based on what they are worried about including politics, love and work<br>• They then choose the most relevant sentence that …

How To Keep Yourself Motivated When You're Not Feeling It

<b>“A diamond is just a piece of charcoal that handled stress exceptionally well.” ~Unknown</b><p>I'm great with short-term goals. In fact, I prefer them. Work …

How to Develop Self-Compassion & Stop Being Down on Yourself

<b>“If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.” ~Jack Kornfield</b><p>I never wanted to see a therapist. I imagined settling onto the …

The 5 Step Process to Develop Life Long Motivation

<i>Motivation</i> is often cited as the magical answer to everything you want. If you were motivated you would lose that weight, write that book, start the …

Motivation

5 Simple and Easy Relaxation Tips

I remember the first time I got my hands on a self-improvement book. I was baffled. At that moment I realized my fate was not set in stone. I could …

Self-improvement

How To Schedule Your Day For Peak Creative Performance

Are you a certified organizational ninja? It’s okay, nobody is–so steal this idea from career kickstarter Amber Rae, who shares her “Work, Play, Fit, Push” framework for getting things done while staying inspired.<p>About four years ago I started working for myself. I wanted the freedom and …

What to Do When You’ve Made Someone Angry

I was running late. My wife Eleanor and I had agreed to meet at the restaurant at seven o’clock and it was already half past. I had a good excuse in the form of a client meeting that ran over and I wasted no time getting to the dinner as fast as possible.<p>When I arrived at the restaurant, I …

10 stress busters

<b>If you're stressed, whether by your job or by something more personal, the first step to feeling better is to identify the cause.</b><p>The most unhelpful …

3 Essential Elements for Long-Term Happiness

<b>“He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often, and loved much.” ~Bessie Anderson Stanley</b><p>Love. Purpose. Selflessness. <b></b><p>That's it. …

How To End An Anxiety Attack

When you're having a panic attack or anxiety attack, the symptoms -- chest pain, flushing skin, a racing heart and difficulty breathing -- can make you feel like you're going to faint, lose your mind or die. But the reality is, you won't. The key to surviving is to learn about anxiety attacks and …

Mental Health: The Thin Line Between Coping and Catastrophe

There's a huge emphasis placed on how we cope with stress, anxiety and mental health challenges in our lives. Everyone has a different way of determining the difference between release and reinforcement.<p>There's a huge emphasis placed on how we cope with stress, anxiety and mental health challenges …

Mental Health

Worst Habits For Your Mental Health

Depression is usually brought on by factors beyond our control—the death of a loved one, a job loss, or financial troubles. But the small choices you …

Negative Thoughts Distort Your Reality

When you have low self-esteem, you have a negative view of yourself. However, your negative thoughts are your own perception. It’s not what others …

5 Things You Should Tell Yourself Before You Go To Bed

Why is it when we always lie down for bed, we're suddenly flooded with negative thoughts, worst-case scenarios and scads of mental to-do lists?<p>Getting the recommended amount of Zzs should be something we strive for, but our brains have a way of making those extra hours a little elusive. Ruminating …

Self-Acceptance

Mindfulness Can Literally Change Your Brain

The business world is abuzz with mindfulness. But perhaps you haven’t heard that the hype is backed by hard science. Recent research provides strong evidence that practicing non-judgmental, present-moment awareness (a.k.a. mindfulness) changes the brain, and it does so in ways that anyone working …

Mindfulness

Mindfulness: the saddest trend of 2015

The growing popularity of mindfulness, a meditative practice with Buddhist roots being offered offices and schools, conceals a dark truth society must confront, argues Emma Barnett<p>How does your mind feel? Slowly revving back up after the festive fug of Christmas?<p>Chances are, in the slew of “New …

How men and women experience depression differently

Depressive disorders are a complex and often confusing family of conditions. Sometimes lumped under the general term “depression,” these disorders can cause any combination of several symptoms. Because of this, depressive disorders manifest in a variety of ways, making them sometimes difficult to …

Feelings Of Guilt During Childhood Linked To Mental Illness

Excessive guilt is a known symptom of adult depression, but a new study finds that such feelings in childhood can predict future mental illness, including depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder and bipolar disorder.<p>The link seems to center around the anterior insula -- a brain region …

Childhood Trauma: 8 Misconceptions About Traumatic Experience

What is trauma? If I were to quiz you on trauma would you know how to define it? You might say something like trauma is a negative experience that …