Emotional and Mental Health

A woman uses a watering can to care for her plants; Getty Images

5 Tips for Keeping Healthy House Plants When You Don’t Have a Green Thumb

I killed every plant I ever owned. But after making a few simple changes, my indoor garden is thriving.

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A good cry

Why It’s Healthy to Have a Good Cry

Research supports crying as a release from stress and a path to feeling lighter.

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Why We Should Make Our Mental Health a Top Priority

Everyone—everyone—is having a hard time during the pandemic. Let’s take that as permission to focus on what nurtures our emotional well-being.

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How to thrive

3 Ways to Thrive, Not Just Survive, During Covid

Not everybody feels successful in the same ways. Find out what your best feels like, then take steps to get there.

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Holly Lebowitz Rossi

A Positive Path with Holly Lebowitz Rossi: Overcoming the Winter Blues

The Guideposts blogger shares some techniques for dealing with seasonal affective disorder as we await the arrival of spring.

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An Expert Tells Us How to Beat the Post-Holiday Blues During a Pandemic

Feeling anxious, lonely, or depressed is normal during and after the holidays. Here are some things that might help. 

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Dog trainer Peggy Frezon

A Dog Trainer Shares How Therapy Benefits Those with Anxiety

Peggy Frezon shares how she came to be inspired to train therapy dogs and offers tips on how to deal with anxiety.

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What makes you happy?

What Is Happiness to You?

Research suggests that true happiness is not about just one thing.

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Joanna and Bronwen; photo courtesy Joanna Corfield

How a Horse Helped Her Overcome Fear and Self-Loathing

After a lifetime of struggling with anxiety and eating disorders, could an animal show her the way to self-acceptance?

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American Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall

The Importance of Mental Health in the Agricultural Community

American Farm Bureau president Zippy Duvall is helping farmers and ranchers take control of their mental health one conversation at a time.

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How to build emotional endurance

How to Be Present for the Long Haul

As the pandemic continues to challenge us, here are three ways to build and sustain your emotional endurance.

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Ursula Whiteside

Overcoming Loneliness: One Psychologist's Approach

Dr. Ursula Whiteside shares 10 ways to address loneliness, based on her own personal experience and struggles with it.

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