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Why It Took Me 3 Years To Say I Was Raped

No one ever plans or anticipates a violation; there is no countdown, or preparation for what will happen.

Megan February
October 22 2014

Sometimes, The Bravest Thing You Can Do Is Give Up

So often we see metaphors of war used to explain strength. We "battle" illness, we "conquer" challenges and we "vanquish the enemy," be it PMS, breast...

Dr. Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz
October 22 2014

I Had Agoraphobia For 30 Years. Here's How I Healed

I was agoraphobic for 30 years before I finally pieced together a plan involving Buddhist practices that helped me escape.

Hal Mathew
October 9 2014

What Really Causes Depression

Depression often has multiple causes, and these causes are generally intertwined — which means there is not just one way of dealing with it.

Margaret Paul, Ph.D.
October 2 2014

7 Tips To Manage Anxiety

Sometimes, we know what's making us anxious and can negotiate calm. Other times, our anxiety is caused by hormones or too much caffeine or something...

Megan Bruneau, M.A.
September 30 2014

5 Ways To Live A Bolder, Happier Life

Comfort zones are, well, comfortable. They're the cozy nooks of life — predictable and easy and snug. Like a cushy hotel room, hiding out in one can...

Hannah Sentenac
September 28 2014

5 Things I Needed To Believe Before I Quit My Corporate Job

I let fear hold me back from my dream job, until I believed these 5 things.

Shannon Vigil
September 18 2014

Why My Panic Disorder Was The Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me

Sitting in my graduate classroom on the Wilfrid Laurier University campus in Waterloo, Ontario, I had my first panic attack. It was 2:11 p.m. on a...

Charlene Richard
August 28 2014

3 Myths That Keep You Unhappy

It’s nearly impossible to go through life without experiencing significant setbacks. Sometimes we’re the recipients of bad luck. Other times we’re...

David B. Feldman, PhD
August 27 2014

Are You In Love, Or Are You Emotionally Dependent?

Have you believed you were in love but discovered that you were 'in need' instead?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D.
August 21 2014

9 Worries That Are Ruining Your Life

What do we worry about at night? Turns out that we're not all that different from each other in our deep-seated worries. We all worry about the same...

Amy Shah, M.D.
August 12 2014

The 15 Most Damaging Lies We Tell Ourselves

It can be hard to make happiness stick, especially if you pay attention to what you tell yourself. What hurts us most in life is not actually the...

Shannon Kaiser
August 6 2014

The Epiphany That Made Me Stop Dating Unavailable Men

I've learned that relationships mirror our beliefs back to us. In other words, the patterns that occur in romantic love are clues to what we believe...

Shelly Bullard, MFT
July 31 2014