When trying to be better becomes a nonstop obsession, it can undermine our well-being. Here’s how to balance self-improvement with self-acceptance.
Identity theft doesn’t just endanger your finances. It can undermine your feelings of safety, power, and trust. Here’s how to cope.
Painful events from childhood can linger, creating stress and anxiety today. Here’s how you can take empowered steps toward healing.
Whether you’re turning 30, 50, or 65, milestone birthdays can trigger more anxiety than excitement. Here’s how to approach each passing year with more equanimity.
Cyberbullying is designed to trigger stress and anxiety. Here’s how to keep your cool when things heat up online.
Maintaining a ho-hum relationship can be more stressful than making a healthy shift. Here’s how to break free of relationship inertia.
How to stop impostor syndrome from sabotaging your success — and your happiness.
How to get more comfortable requesting (and accepting) help.
Have a pal who makes excessive claims on your time and attention? Here’s how to manage the relationship — without making yourself crazy.
Medical appointments can be intimidating. Here’s how to get the support you need from a doctor who makes you a partner in your own care.
How to stay emotionally authentic — without becoming a grouch.
New realities sometimes require new holiday rituals. Here’s how to embrace change without losing the spirit of your traditions.
When an acquaintance has lost a loved one, it can be difficult to know what to say or do. Here’s some guidance on offering sympathy with grace.
Deciding to forgo a food you’ve long savored presents practical and emotional challenges — even when you know it’s for the best. Here’s how to make it easier.
When a beloved animal companion dies, runs away, or is lost, the grief can be overwhelming. Psychologist Sandra Barker on how to cope.
Psychologist and author Neil Fiore, PhD, on how to make meaningful progress on your incomplete projects.
Tips for navigating the stress of relocating and feeling at home in a new place from psychologist and psychotherapist Elizabeth Stirling, PhD.
Are you always late? There’s hope for you yet. Here are some helpful insights for overcoming chronic tardiness.
Smart Money Smart Kids coauthor and money expert Rachel Cruze on overcoming your resistance to living on a household budget and creating a financial plan.
Self-employment can bring some unique sources of stress. Business coach Barbara Winter offers strategies for handling them.
Psychologist and author Dale Atkins on how to support a sick loved one —without falling apart yourself.