What You Need To Know About Panic Attacks

Anyone who has experienced a panic attack will tell you that such episodes are among the most painful, terrifying, and seemingly unbearable experiences he or she has endured. Panic attacks can come out of the blue and generally last no longer than ten minutes or so – but that ten minutes can feel like an eternity and have a traumatic impact on you.

Common physical symptoms of a panic attack include:

Heart palpitations
Shortness of breath


9 Ways Exercise Improves Your Emotional Health

Whether you’ve been down in the dumps due to a relationship ending, have gotten into a funk during the shorter winter days, or even suffered clinical depression requiring medical attention, chances are that you’ve experienced depression in some form during your life. Maybe you’ve gone through such classic symptoms as not enjoying activities that you used to enjoy, changes in appetite, insomnia or difficulty getting out of bed, recurrent episodes of crying, or feeling completely devoid...


How To Lower Anxiety When You Feel Overwhelmed

In addition to containing many moments of joy, life clearly also involves hassles. Sometimes, in addition to the everyday challenges, we find (or put) ourselves in situations which seem absolutely unbearable, and we're overwhelmed by powerful feelings that if unchecked might cause us to act in destructive ways.

It can be extremely difficult to think clearly and make healthy choices when we’re boiling over in anger, shaking with fear, or sobbing in grief. While there may be...


12 Ways To Develop A Growth Mindset (and The Benefits Of Doing So)

Do you often say things to yourself like, "This experience means that I'm not a good person,", "I'm not good at math," or "I'm not worthy of my husband?"

If so, this is a clue that you may have a fixed mindset, in which you see things fatalistically, as if certain qualities of yours are set in stone, incapable of being changed.

On the other hand, if your thoughts usually express curiosity about how you might grow from...


7 Essential Experiences We Need To Have A Healthy Mind

You may spend a lot of time thinking about what foods to eat to nourish your body and mind – and with good reason, as there is definitely a connection between inflammation and depression, which can be either exacerbated or alleviated in part by your chosen diet. In addition, a nutritious food plan can help to stave off illnesses such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, some forms of cancer, and osteoporosis.

However, we also need a healthy balance...


14 Ways To Improve Your Connections With Other People

How do you feel when you watch a news segment about yet another school shooting or the devastation left by Hurricane Florence?

Does your heart ache for the victims? Can you imagine how these people might be feeling and what they might be going through?

If so, you're feeling empathy, defined as the ability to sense what someone else is feeling, thinking, and experiencing, from their point of view rather than our own, and feel what they're feeling.



14 Benefits of Practicing Acceptance

Imagine that you’re stuck in bumper-to-bumper traffic on the freeway, with glowing tail lights stretching ahead of you for miles. You anticipate that it will take at least another hour to get to your destination.

You’ve been up since 5:00 , your work day was hectic, it’s now 7:00 , you haven’t eaten since noon, and you feel frustrated and impatient.

What do you do? Yes, you could honk your car horn. You could utter a few (or...


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Most of us want to be in a happy, healthy, and loving relationship. Yet often we’re not sure how to go about finding such a partnership, or, if we’re already in one, how to improve its quality. Or we might wonder whether our relationship is worth salvaging.

If you’re one of the fortunate people who’s in a healthy relationship, you probably recognize most, if not all, of the following items as being true for you and your...


10 Healthy Coping Strategies

You receive a phone call from your doctor. Your latest lab results suggest the need for further testing. You Google your potential diagnosis and are terrified by what you read.

Your boss informs you that your job of 20 years will be ending in two months. You are blindsided and also concerned about your next career move and your financial state.

You learn that your husband has been carrying on an affair with your next door neighbor for...