Mental Health

Stress

Don’t Let Stress Harm Your Health

It can raise your blood sugar, worsen your pain and impair your memory—but these steps can help. It’s widely known…

Stress

The Very Best Stress-Fighting Foods

Surprising choices that can help keep you calm Powerhouse foods, such as salmon (with its heart-protective omega-3s) and spinach (with…

Mental Health

Getting People to Open Up to You

Much research demonstrates the physical and psychological benefits of social support—not surprising since we all know from personal experience how…

Mental Health

Fear No More: A Simple Fix for Phobias

What scares you? Speaking in public…driving over bridges…finding a creepy-crawly bug in your bedroom? Whatever the object of your phobia…

Stress

Your Personal Stress Relief Go-to Kit

If planning and enjoying the holidays has left you frazzled, take this advice from a therapist: Make your own stress…

Mental Health

Winter Blues Mood Lifter

If all the ice, snow the lack of sunlight gets you down, try this relaxing mood lifter. While running a…

Stress

Keep Calm and Clench On

It’s frustrating to choke under pressure—especially when you thought that you were totally prepared to, say, perform a piano piece…

Stress

Don’t Breathe Deeply If You Want to Calm Down!

You’ve heard it often -- if you need to calm down, breathe deeply. It is startling to learn, then, that…

Depression

The Danger of “Toughing It Out”

How to Recognize Depression in Men and Get the Best Treatment… Many people think of depression as a woman’s problem—and…

Stress

Natural Stress Busters for the Holidays and Beyond

When it comes to your health and energy level, it’s important to maintain a calm, relaxed state during the day…

Depression

The Link Between Sore Legs and Lingering Sadness

The battle against depression is tough enough already without the added burden of physical illness. But unfortunately, depression can take…

Stress

Crazy with Stress? Craft Your Way to Calm

When my friend Nancy Monson’s mother was diagnosed with dementia earlier this year, the challenges of caregiving coupled with the…

Mental Health

Psychotherapy Works — Here’s Proof

New Studies Help Explain How Emotional Healing Takes Place Many people face emotional struggles but are reluctant to seek psychotherapy.…

Stress

Walnuts: The New Stress Buster

Are you getting palpitations about an upcoming presentation at work or a looming visit from your least favorite relatives? To…

Mental Health

Men and Mental Illness — Subtle Signs to Look For

Winning the Battle Requires Heavy Lifting A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revealed that…