Anxiety and Public Speaking

Anxiety and Public Speaking   I was awakened this morning with a pit in my stomach going over the dream I had that night. I was at a local bookstore getting ready to give a speech when I suddenly forgot what I was going to say, staring blindly at the...

What to Do When Your Teen Shows Signs of Anxiety

Diane Foster is no stranger to anxiety. But contrary to what you might think, she knows all about the disorder not because she suffers from it personally, but rather because her 15-year-old son does, and has, since before he was a teenager.  At first, Diane said it...

Solving Social Anxiety

After graduating from college in Michigan, Jessica Taylor left the state to pursue a new life in North Carolina. For most, moving away from the comfort of home is a natural next step. They may naturally miss home or experience some nerves about starting a new chapter...

Why Meditate?

When I was 23, naïve and thought I had it all figured out, I lived with a girl who would go to a meditation class once a day, sometimes for hours on end. I found this incredibly strange. How she could ever sit completely still for that length of time was beyond...

Why Journal

When it comes to anxiety, everyone seems to have a quick fix or all natural remedy they're eager to share. Try spraying lavender on your pillow, drink chamomile tea, play with a fidget spinner! It's safe to say if you have anxiety, you've probably heard advice like...

Focus on the Happiness of Others to Boost Your Own Happiness

Focus on the Happiness of Others to Boost Your Own Happiness   In 2007, nine wildfires broke out around San Diego. People all over the county instantly found themselves displaced and worried about their belongings turning to ash.  Even as she was evacuating Joan...

How to Stop Being Trapped in Your Own Mind

How to Stop Being Trapped in Your Own Mind If you're my mother, please stop reading this article now -- because I have a confession to make. Some backstory first: I recently got in a car crash where I rear-ended the vehicle in front of me. I'd love to have...

How to Control Your Emotions, Not Let Them Control You

How to Control Your Emotions, Not Let Them Control You Some people seem to have no emotions at all. When something upsetting happens, they hardly react. Then there are others who find themselves crying over the smallest of things, like a sad puppy adoption...

Things You’re Getting Wrong About Anxiety

Things You're Getting Wrong About Anxiety One of my old roommates was a person who dealt with intense, sometimes crippling anxiety. I watched as the disorder brought her to tears and sat helplessly by as she panicked over things many would consider...

Creative, Artistic Outlets for Anxiety

Creative, Artistic Outlets for Anxiety It's quite ironic that the times I'm most upset or angry are also when I'm able to express my creativity, namely through writing, in the most prolific and beautiful ways. Yet at the same times, I often turn to...

Dealing With Anxiety in a Digital Age

Dealing With Anxiety in a Digital Age We often joke we don't know how people got by in the days absent of cell phones or computers. On more than one occasion, my grandparents have given my cousins and me a hard time for being addicted to our phones....

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Anxiety and Public Speaking

Anxiety and Public Speaking   I was awakened this morning with a pit in my stomach going over the dream I had that night. I was at a local bookstore getting ready to give a speech when I suddenly forgot what I was going to say, staring blindly at the...

read more

What to Do When Your Teen Shows Signs of Anxiety

Diane Foster is no stranger to anxiety. But contrary to what you might think, she knows all about the disorder not because she suffers from it personally, but rather because her 15-year-old son does, and has, since before he was a teenager.  At first, Diane said it...

read more

Solving Social Anxiety

After graduating from college in Michigan, Jessica Taylor left the state to pursue a new life in North Carolina. For most, moving away from the comfort of home is a natural next step. They may naturally miss home or experience some nerves about starting a new chapter...

read more

Why Meditate?

When I was 23, naïve and thought I had it all figured out, I lived with a girl who would go to a meditation class once a day, sometimes for hours on end. I found this incredibly strange. How she could ever sit completely still for that length of time was beyond...

read more

Why Journal

When it comes to anxiety, everyone seems to have a quick fix or all natural remedy they're eager to share. Try spraying lavender on your pillow, drink chamomile tea, play with a fidget spinner! It's safe to say if you have anxiety, you've probably heard advice like...

read more

How to Stop Being Trapped in Your Own Mind

How to Stop Being Trapped in Your Own Mind If you're my mother, please stop reading this article now -- because I have a confession to make. Some backstory first: I recently got in a car crash where I rear-ended the vehicle in front of me. I'd love to have...

read more

How to Control Your Emotions, Not Let Them Control You

How to Control Your Emotions, Not Let Them Control You Some people seem to have no emotions at all. When something upsetting happens, they hardly react. Then there are others who find themselves crying over the smallest of things, like a sad puppy adoption...

read more

Things You’re Getting Wrong About Anxiety

Things You're Getting Wrong About Anxiety One of my old roommates was a person who dealt with intense, sometimes crippling anxiety. I watched as the disorder brought her to tears and sat helplessly by as she panicked over things many would consider...

read more

Creative, Artistic Outlets for Anxiety

Creative, Artistic Outlets for Anxiety It's quite ironic that the times I'm most upset or angry are also when I'm able to express my creativity, namely through writing, in the most prolific and beautiful ways. Yet at the same times, I often turn to...

read more

Dealing With Anxiety in a Digital Age

Dealing With Anxiety in a Digital Age We often joke we don't know how people got by in the days absent of cell phones or computers. On more than one occasion, my grandparents have given my cousins and me a hard time for being addicted to our phones....

read more

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