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Instructions Never Included

I have decided at last to forgo my search for instructions.

Practicing Mindfulness

One of the best definitions of mindfulness comes from Jon Kabat-Zinn, the founder of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction.

Positive and negative stress

 Your browser does not support the video tag. Neuroscientist Robert Sapolsky explains that stress in the form of stimulation is a positive force in our lives, but too much stress can have adverse affects on the brain. He explains how chronic stress affects our memory and decision making, saying that “Your memory goes down the tubes with chronic stress."

Reducing Stress During Flu Season

"In order to learn the most important lessons of life, one must each day surmount a fear."

Boo! Enjoying Roller Coasters and Surviving Panic Attacks

Last weekend as we walked around the Halloween section picking out costumes, I wondered how it is that my kids, who insist on sleeping with a night-light on, find this holiday so appealing.

My Illness is Not My Identity

I was asked by Diana Keough of ShareWIK.com to write about the topic of living with bipolar without letting my mood disorder define me.

10 Real Ways to Overcome Embarrassment

There’s a reason why we say we’re dying of embarrassment. Because while we’re in the midst of an embarrassing episode, dying really does seems

Our Fear of Health Care Reform and the Household Vacuum

The debate must rage on as we as a nation seek the best way to provide care to our sick and injured

What are Parents Really Juggling?

A parent’s love for a child surely is one of nature’s great treasures.

Zen Bite: In Tough Economic Times

The team at This Emotional Life asked me to address a post they received from their Facebook fan page:

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