Anxiety and Anticipation: Rejoining a Post-COVID World

Bhavesh Shah, president, True Talking Toastmasters, San Jose, CA. Tam Le, vice president, True Talking Toastmasters, San Jose, CA. Paige Skinner, freelance journalist, Dallas area. Jonathan Kanter, PhD, director, Center for the Science of Social Connection, University of Washington. W. Keith Sutton, PsyD, director, Bay Area Center for Anxiety, San Francisco Bay Area. Bethany Teachman, … Read more

Don’t let feelings overwhelm you

According to Brackett, there are five broad categories of strategies of emotional regulation By Aruna Sankaranarayanan In my previous article, I discussed how we can traverse the crests and troughs of life more smoothly if we learn to regulate our emotions. Instead of falling prey to our feelings, we can choose how we respond to them, … Read more

Commentary: After Chauvin Verdict, Time to Get to Work

April 22, 2021 — On Tuesday, April 20, the country braced for the impact of the verdict in the murder trial of George Floyd. If we are completely honest, the country — and particularly the African-American community — had significant doubts the jury would render a guilty verdict, despite overwhelming evidence presented by prosecutors. … Read more

Anxiety at Work: A Career-Busting Condition

Katrina Gay always worried about her on-the-job performance, but she used the anxiety to her advantage by pushing herself to produce quality work. After the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, however, she felt a little less in control. “I would wake up in the middle of the night and my heart would be racing. … Read more

Feeling Stressed Out? Learn How to Relax.

SOURCES: David Shurtleff, PhD, deputy director of the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH); acting scientific director, acting chief, Clinical Investigations Branch, Pain and Integrative Neuroscience Branch, Division of Intramural Research, Bethesda, MD. Jonathan C. Smith, professor of psychology, Roosevelt University, Chicago. Mayo Clinic: “Exercise and … Read more

Students Try to Cope as Pandemic Strains Mental Health

*Sarah, Washington, DC. *Hudson, California. Kelly Davis, associate vice president of peer and youth advocacy, Mental Health America, Alexandria, VA. Jane Cooley Fruehwirth, associate professor, Department of Economics; faculty fellow, Carolina Population Center, UNC-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC. Laura S. Gray, PhD, clinical psychologist, Children’s National Medical Center, Washington, DC. Khadijah Booth Watkins, MD, psychiatrist; … Read more

11 Possible Heart Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore

If something went wrong with your heart, would you know it? Not all heart problems come with clear warning signs. There is not always an alarming chest clutch followed by a fall to the floor like you see in movies. Some heart symptoms don’t even happen in your chest, and it’s not always easy to … Read more

Parents take note! If there is only one Gift you can give children, let it be this!

Let us explore the acronym SELF to understand what happened, why and the way forward. (Photo source: IE) By Seema Lal Seeing one’s own children struggle can be one of the most painful experiences for a parent. Most of us remember how we have twitched our faces when our baby wailed it out during their … Read more

Learn how to manage your feelings effectively

First, we need to understand what it means to regulate our emotions. (Representational image:Reuters) By Aruna Sankaranarayanan,  A car swerves in front and you slam your brakes. Though you are safe after the near miss, the loud music and the insensitive laughter of the passengers in the car ahead arouse your angry demons. You get … Read more