Emotional Health

Emotional Health

How Singing in a Choir Helps Your Heart…Physically and Emotionally

My friend Claire is one of the most serene yet productive people I know. She’s seldom frazzled and almost always…

Emotional Health

The Healing Power of Do-It-Yourself Music Therapy

When a favorite song comes on the radio, we all turn up the volume and listen more closely or sing…

Emotional Health

Practicing the Art of Acceptance

In life, there are things we can change…and things we cannot. An example of the latter is what’s happening outside,…

Emotional Health

Foods and Supplements That Boost Mood

What we eat can affect our mood, making us feel happier. A number of people who suffer from depression, for…

Emotional Health

Going It Alone…and Loving It

Wonderful Tours for Solo Travelers Today more and more people are traveling alone. Either they don’t have a partner…or their…

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What to Do When You Just Can’t Decide

"Should I leave my job? Let myself fall for this guy? Move to another city?" Facing tough decisions in life…

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Getting Through the Shock of a Devastating Diagnosis

It could happen tomorrow. The doctor says, "I’m sorry, I have bad news..." and suddenly your life is turned upside-down,…

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How to Deal with a Tough Diagnosis

“You have cancer.” “It’s Alzheimer’s.” “The diagnosis is Parkinson’s Disease.” No one is ever truly prepared to find out that&...

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Helping Others Helps the Helper

It feels good to be a Good Samaritan, of course. But there’s more to the story—because science reveals that being…

Emotional Health

Instant Peace at Home

Take an object you love (or something that reminds you of a loved one) and place it so that the…

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How a Chronic Procrastinator Gets Things Done

…even when he really, really doesn’t want to Stanford University professor John Perry, PhD, has risen to the top of…

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Why We Need to Watch TV Reruns

Quiz: Plopping down in front of the tube to watch reruns of a favorite show… A) Turns you into a…

Emotional Health

Expanding Your Circle of Friends

Two tickets to your favorite opera just fell into your lap, but no one you know shares your passion for…

Emotional Health

Smile! Even a Fake Grin Is Good for You

Can’t get the checkbook to balance? Stubbed your toe so hard you see stars? You may feel like cursing or…

Emotional Health

Self-Soothing Strategies for Troubled Times

When Hurricane Sandy dropped a 120-foot tree on my friend Hannah’s house—the dream home she had owned for just a…