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Three-Minute Meditation: Practicing Gratitude

This gratitude practice allows the brain to find the positive and gives us the edge we need to live happier, more peaceful lives. It has been shown to increase our dopamine (motivation), serotonin (happy) and oxytocin (love) hormones.

Common pregnancy anxieties answered

Pregnant women are plagued by worry. Here, we address some of those common concerns.

One-Minute Meditation: Easy Breathing Techniques

Breathing is something we do on average 20,000 times per day. We do it without thinking (our bodies are truly amazing!). But how often do we really stop to check on how well we’re breathing?

Back-to-School Jitters: Shyness or Anxiety?

Going back to school is exciting for many kids, but for others, just thinking about school can trigger social anxiety.

An age-by-age guide to coping with separation anxiety

Separation anxiety is normal for babies and small children In the first two to three months. Here's how to deal as they grow older.

How I helped my son with autism find his voice

We quickly learned that what other kids intuited — grammar, innuendo, body language — Casey would have to study, as if a second language, except it would be his first.  So the lessons began in earnest — for all of us, really.

Breaking the cycle of shame associated with postpartum depression

Your baby is born, but where is that feeling of joy and unconditional love? Postpartum depression is more common than you think, and talking about it can make all the difference in the world.

How To Promote Positive Mental Health At Every Age

We take our kids for regular physicals and make sure their vaccinations are up to date. How can we inoculate them against mental health problems, too?

How plus-size model Denise Bidot talks to her daughter about body positivity

As the first plus-size model to walk multiple runways during New York Fashion Week, Denise Bidot strives to have daily talks with her 10-year-old daughter about body positivity. 

Raising body-positive kids (in a not-so-body-positive world)

We spoke to four experts about how to best help kids learn to love themselves. (And if you could use a confidence boost, take a cue from these parents.)

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