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Suzanne Kane

Suzanne Kane is a Los Angeles-based writer, blogger and editor. Passionate about helping others live a vibrant and purposeful life, she writes daily for her website, She is a regular contributor to Psych Central. You can reach her at [email protected].

Articles by Suzanne Kane:

  • 5 Secrets to a Happy and More Productive Life
    15 Apr 2018

    “Sometimes it’s the smallest decisions that can change your life forever.” – Keri Russell Everyone has a favorite theory about what constitutes a happy life. Likely you know a few […]

  • 11 Ways to Cultivate Resilience
    05 Apr 2018

    “I am not what happened to me. I am what I choose to become.” – Carl Jung Bouncing back is a concept well understood in the context of recovering from […]

  • 8 Ways to Cope with Contagious Stress
    23 Mar 2018

    Nobody likes having to deal with stress. The situation is even worse when you can’t avoid contact with those around you who are adding to your stress level. Like a […]

  • 10 Good and 10 Bad Things About Procrastination
    18 Mar 2018

    “Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today.” – Benjamin Franklin “There’s nothing to match curling up with a good book when there’s a repair job to be […]

  • My Best Ways to Deal with Frustration
    03 Mar 2018

    “Frustration, although quite painful at times, is a very positive and essential part of success.” – Bo Bennett Like most people, I’ve experienced many instances of frustration. Some of them […]

  • 10 Tips for a New Year and a New You
    11 Jan 2018

    Starting off the New Year right is a common goal. Somewhere during the first month or so, however, if we believe what we read or hear in the media, most […]

  • In Search of Better Sleep
    06 Jan 2018

    After a year of emotional upheavals and health challenges, I resolved to enter 2018 with a singularly proactive step: getting more restful, productive sleep. It can’t be coincidental that numerous […]

  • How to Ask for Support When You Need It Without Sounding Pathetic
    23 Dec 2017

    “Healing takes time, and asking for help is a courageous step.” – Mariska Hargitay Holidays can be particularly stressful and threatening for many people, especially those who are in recovery, […]

  • How to Overcome Stage Fright in Almost Any Situation
    20 Dec 2017

    “A little bit of stage fright, then I’m ready.” – Faith Hill Fear of speaking before an audience plagues many of us. It certainly held me captive for a few […]

  • How to Keep Your Mind Sharp as You Age
    18 Dec 2017

    It’s a fact that America’s population is aging. It’s also true that millions more of us will experience cognitive decline in the years ahead. Researchers at UCLA Fielding School of […]

  • Depressed and Worried About Finances? How to Become More Financially Savvy
    16 Dec 2017

    No one starts off in life wanting to worry about money. In fact, most of us dream of achieving wonderful things, including the ability to buy what we want, when […]

  • 10 Simple Ways to Have a Stress-Free Holiday
    09 Dec 2017

    Anxiety and depression tend to ratchet up during the holidays, so taking precautions to help minimize holiday-induced stress at this time can dramatically improve your emotional outlook and help those […]

  • 26 Foods That Help Your Health and Well-Being
    20 Nov 2017

    Everyone wants to look and feel as healthy as possible and most people have at least some understanding that what they consume has a lot to do with overall health. […]

  • How to Make Wiser Decisions
    17 Nov 2017

    “It’s not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are.” – Roy E. Disney Think about the choices you made today. How many of them were the […]

  • How to Cope with Emotional Body Issues: Bloat, Belly Fat and More
    01 Nov 2017

    “You are more than your thoughts, your body, or your feelings. You are a swirling vortex of limitless potential who is here to shake things up and create something new […]

  • 11 Things You Absolutely Must Know about Toxic People
    27 Oct 2017

    While most of us have seen fictional representations of psychopaths, sociopaths and people who are evil, these aren’t the kinds of friends, neighbors, co-workers and family members we regularly interact […]

  • 15 Ways to Increase Your Happiness
    08 Oct 2017

    Life is so busy, hectic and filled with challenges. There are also myriad opportunities for personal enrichment, satisfaction, friendship, love, finding purpose and doing good for others. Still, while the […]

  • How I Eliminated Chronic Stress from My Life
    27 Sep 2017

    “The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.” – William James I wasn’t always filled with chronic stress, although some might say (as my […]

  • How to Deal with Nuisances that Cause You Stress
    24 Sep 2017

    You sit down to dinner and the phone rings. It’s not anyone you want to speak with, just some robocaller trying to snag the unwary. Besides being an incredible nuisance, […]

  • Why I Love Routines
    13 Sep 2017

    “The secret of your future is hidden in your daily routines.” – Mike Murdock Some, perhaps many people, consider routines the bane of life. Not me. I relish them, embracing […]

  • How to Start Making Plans When You’re Recovering from Depression
    19 Aug 2017

    “You can never plan the future by the past.” – Edmund Burke I know a little bit about being depressed, having worked hard together with my psychotherapist to overcome the […]

  • What to Do When You Get Unexpected Bad News
    11 Aug 2017

    “The bad news is nothing lasts forever. The good news is nothing lasts forever.” – J. Cole No one can predict when they’ll receive bad news. It could be they […]

  • 10 Tips for What to Do When You’re in Over Your Head
    13 Jun 2017

    You know that sinking feeling you get when you say yes to too many requests, take on too much when you know you won’t be able to tackle it all, […]

  • 10 Signs You May Be at Your Tipping Point
    13 May 2017

    Anger, rage, bitterness, thoughts of revenge, disappointment and hopelessness are self-destructive traits that can precipitate a downward spiral. Healthy individuals know how to recognize and anticipate when things are about […]

  • 13 Ways to Live a Joyful Life
    09 May 2017

    I’ve always been particularly fond of the number 13. I was born on the 13th — and it was a Friday, no less. Despite pervasive superstition surrounding the number, I’ve never […]

  • My 11 Tips on How to Make the Most of Each Day
    30 Mar 2017

    “Carpe diem! Rejoice while you are alive; enjoy the day; live life to the fullest; make the most of what you have. It is later than you think.” – Horace There […]

  • 10 Proactive Ways to Figure Out What’s Most Important to You
    22 Feb 2017

    Life offers infinite variety, along with myriad challenges and opportunities. It’s easy to get lost in indecision with so many choices. You want success, yet wonder if you’re on the […]

  • Dealing with Pain
    14 Feb 2017

    “Find a place inside where there’s joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.” – Joseph Campbell It’s never easy to deal with pain. It doesn’t matter whether the […]

  • How to Stop Worrying and Enjoy Life More
    03 Feb 2017

    “Worrying is like sitting in a rocking chair. It gives you something to do but it doesn’t get you anywhere.” – English proverb No one ever came to the end […]

  • How I Learned to Overcome Stress
    17 Jan 2017

    Friends often ask me my secret to being free from stress. I’m no expert, but I know what works for me. It didn’t come naturally, though, and it wasn’t easy […]

  • How Resilience Helps You Deal with Life’s Challenges
    26 Dec 2016

    “I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.” – Carl Jung When life gets complicated and messy, sometimes it’s easier to give up, make excuses […]

  • 11 Tips on How to Start Over After Rehab
    10 Nov 2016

    Rehab isn’t something only rich people get to do. Similarly, while life after rehab may initially be difficult, it can work for anyone. Still, re-entering life after treatment for drug […]

  • How to Use Mindful Walking to Combat Stress
    07 Oct 2016

    If you’re put off by the phrase “mindfulness meditation,” you likely shy away from anything mindful. That’s a shame, because research shows that the practice of mindful meditation and mindfulness […]

  • How Much of the Truth Should You Tell Your Kids?
    25 Sep 2016

    Parents have a big responsibility raising children, but they often find themselves in a quandary over how much of the truth to tell their kids. Dr. Anita Gadhia-Smith, a Washington, […]

  • Are You an Almost-Alcoholic?
    19 Aug 2016

    If you occasionally have too much to drink, you’re probably not at great risk for becoming an alcoholic. But you might wonder if you’re at risk of becoming an “almost-alcoholic” […]

  • Overcoming Turmoil from Self-Destructive Emotions
    06 Jul 2016

    When emotions tie you in knots, there are bound to be negative effects. It can be tough to know how to overcome these powerful emotions and get balance back. Here […]

  • How to Deal with the Anxiety and Fear Terrorism Fosters — Without Giving In
    17 May 2016

    According to an NBC news poll taken Nov. 15-17, 2015, 54 percent of Americans are worried about a terrorist attack here. On Nov. 23, 2015, the U.S. State Department issued […]

  • Long-Term Effects Of Chronic Stress on Body and Mind
    01 May 2016

    Everyone knows that chronic stress is bad. But just how bad can it be? Tallying the negative effects of long-term chronic stress is quite an eye-opener. Prolonged stress can not […]

  • Combating Excessive Email Use
    09 Mar 2016

    If you have multiple email addresses, obsessively check your messages at all hours, and feel guilty if you unplug, you may be a workaholic. You’re also putting yourself at increased […]

  • Beating Sugar Addiction
    27 Jan 2016

    Feeling a little down? Pop a chocolate or scarf a piece of pie. Need a little afternoon pick-me-up? Reach for a soda or highly sweet caffeine drink. Like the taste […]