Emotional and Mental Health

Mental and emotional health rank just as high as physical health when it comes to your overall well-being. Whether you have a diagnosed mental health concern like depression or anxiety, or are curious about how to improve your emotional life, investing in robust emotional health is a worthy and important priority.

Managing regret

3 Ways to Free Yourself of Regret

It’s a painful but common emotion that can be managed in a healthy way to fuel your positive thinking.

Procrastinating

Want to Stop Procrastinating? Try Lowering Your Stress Level

New research connects a troublesome habit with emotional stress.

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Feeling okay today

3 Simple Words to Brighten Your Day

A small, sweet rhyme helps me find my feet on days when the stress starts to swirl.

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When something bad happens

How to Cope When a ‘What If…’ Actually Happens

Keep your emotional toolbox handy to keep yourself calm and clear when the unexpected comes to pass.

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Enjoying nature

How Spending Time in Nature Can Help Your Finances

A new study reveals that being in natural spaces not only makes us feel good, it can lower our health care costs.

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Taking a weekly tech break

3 Reasons to Take a Weekly Tech Break

Just one day a week off your devices reaps emotional and physical benefits.

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Keeping a journal

Find the Most Positive, Helpful Journal for Your Personality

“Dear Diary” isn’t for everyone. Choose a journal that meets you where you are on your healing journey.

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Randall Liberty; photo by Katye Martens Brier

A Prison Warden's Victory Over PTSD

After years in the military and law enforcement, he opened up about his struggles with trauma and learned that God was listening

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A world of happiness

Headlines from the 2022 World Happiness Report

What can we learn from the happiest places on the planet?

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Taking a social media break

The Surprising Spiritual Benefit of a Social Media Vacation

Taking a step back from social media—and being more mindful with it—helped me feel hopeful. 

Randall Liberty

How to Recognize PTSD in Those You Love

Randall Liberty, who experienced PTSD following his military service in Iraq, offers tips for recognizing the disorder in friends and loved ones and advice on how to help them find healing.

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Tech frustration

3 Easy Ways to Use Technology to Help Your Happiness

There are risks and benefits to our myriad personal tech options. Make sure yours is serving an authentically positive life.

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Singing out loud

How Musical ‘Earworms’ Can Improve Your Memory

Why that song you can’t get out of your head might help you access and retain positive experiences from the past.

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Bedtime stories for grown-ups

The Beauty of a Grown-Up Bedtime Story

Thanks to a new trend, adults get to float off to sleep on a sea of gentle, calming stories that do everything but tuck us in.

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Bubba Watson at Pensacola Country Club; photo credit: Larsen&Talbert

Bubba Watson: How Faith Helped Him Conquer His Anxiety

Champion golfer Bubba Watson's success on the PGA tour was nearly overshadowed by a lifelong disorder.

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Coping with grief during Covid

How to Cope with Prolonged Grief in the Age of Covid

Recognizing the signs of lingering grief can help you get the support you need.

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