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Cultivating Emotional Agility: Six Small Changes That Will Help You Thrive

Just as developing strength and agility is crucial for physical fitness, the same is true for emotional fitness. In our culture, the strength part of the psychological equation is well understood, given that it’s often equated with having good coping skills and emotional resilience. But the perks of having emotional agility are not as widely …

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13 Facts About Anxiety and Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety is the most common mental health problem in the United States, but many people aren’t aware of the basic facts about anxiety. Nearly a fifth of adults have an anxiety disorder, so even if you don’t have one personally, you probably know someone who does. These facts can help you understand anxiety disorders, and …

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Physical Symptoms of Depression

When people with depression talk about how it’s affecting them, they often describe the mental and emotional burdens they feel. These can include feelings of sadness, guilt and irritability. People with depression may also feel like they’re a failure and that they’re never going to be happy again.

7 Tips for a Healthier Commute

Commuting is a daily chore that you probably don’t give much thought — but maybe you should starting thinking about it. The average commute for an American worker is 25 minutes each way, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. That’s roughly eight and a half days per year spent getting to and from work.

Music, Mindfulness and Recovery

By Angus Whyte In many 12-step addiction recovery programs, the practice of a musical instrument is considered to be a top-line behavior. In this article, I’ll discuss the relationship between music and mindfulness, and describe how I incorporate the mindful practice of guitar scales into my addiction recovery program.

Chiara de Blasio Honored for Sharing Story of Addiction, Depression

The first daughter of New York City continues to go public with her depression and addiction story, and this week she was recognized for inspiring hope in other young people facing mental health problems. Chiara de Blasio, the 19-year-old daughter of Mayor Bill de Blasio, had startled the public with a Christmas Eve video revealing …

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Making Friends With Symptoms: A Love-Based Approach

  “Mainstream psychology views disturbing feelings, behaviors, or experiences as an indication that something is wrong with us—an attitude that often shames people.” — David Bedrick Ruby had been described as a fearful child, one who shied away from pets, playground equipment, other children—even her teachers. Twenty-four years old, she sat on her hands in her …

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Anxiety, Depression Plague College Students, Survey Finds

Going off to college is a major life event for a teenager. For many it is the first time away from home for an extended period of time. In a way, going to college and living on campus is like a first step toward living without your parents and toward becoming an adult in the …

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Anxiety Can Be ‘Turned Off,’ Researchers Say

Anxiety is the common term for the presence of certain feelings—such as worry, dread or fear—that can put the brain and body into the unusually alert state known as the “fight-or-flight” response. While this state isn’t harmful in and of itself, its ongoing or recurring effects can lead to the onset of significant mental health …

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