What Does Autumn Teach Us?

What Does Autumn Teach Us? Summer season is drawing to a close, as fall is just around the corner to greet us on September 22nd. I have fond memories of autumn living on the east coast when I was a child. With the season approaching, you can count on deciduous trees...

Anxiety and Acupuncture: How to Balance your Chi

    Anxiety and Acupuncture: How to Balance your Chi Using acupuncture for anxiety is a common and effective treatment that helps to calm nerves and promote a sense of peace, balance, and restoration. The symbol that is often associated with acupuncture is the...

Millennials and Depression: Four Signs for Parents to Watch out for.

    Millennials and Depression: Four Signs for Parents to Watch out for! As a parent of a millennial, I have been concerned about my son’s future and how it affects his mental well-being. Watching him steer into adult life with student loan debt, unrealistic...

Stars, They’re Just Like Us – Stars with Anxiety

For the longest time, the stigma associated with mental illness only affected the poor, the old, the sick and healthy, it didn’t discriminate. Hollywood has shone a light on the problem within the entertainment industry as shown by many articles and...

Getting Past Travel Anxiety

    “Aerophobia: the fear of flying” is estimated to affect 6.5 percent of the population according to the National Institute of Mental Health. Travel delays, plane crashes and the threat of terrorism after 911 can make the fear of flying worse for individuals, so the...

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...

Physical Outlets for Relieving Anxiety

Anxiety is a confusing, scary thing. You can't exactly explain how you're feeling, or what has caused you to feel that way in the first place. Due to this uncertainty and the fear that can come with it, people who don't adequately know what's happening to...

What Are Anxiety Attack Symptoms?

In high school, I sat next to a girl on my cheerleading team on our bus ride home from a competition. To my confusion and dismay, I watched as she hyperventilated and started crying uncontrollably.  There was no obvious reason as to why she was suddenly...

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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What Does Autumn Teach Us?

What Does Autumn Teach Us? Summer season is drawing to a close, as fall is just around the corner to greet us on September 22nd. I have fond memories of autumn living on the east coast when I was a child. With the season approaching, you can count on deciduous trees...

read more

Anxiety and Acupuncture: How to Balance your Chi

    Anxiety and Acupuncture: How to Balance your Chi Using acupuncture for anxiety is a common and effective treatment that helps to calm nerves and promote a sense of peace, balance, and restoration. The symbol that is often associated with acupuncture is the...

read more

Stars, They’re Just Like Us – Stars with Anxiety

For the longest time, the stigma associated with mental illness only affected the poor, the old, the sick and healthy, it didn’t discriminate. Hollywood has shone a light on the problem within the entertainment industry as shown by many articles and...

read more

Getting Past Travel Anxiety

    “Aerophobia: the fear of flying” is estimated to affect 6.5 percent of the population according to the National Institute of Mental Health. Travel delays, plane crashes and the threat of terrorism after 911 can make the fear of flying worse for individuals, so the...

read more

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

Physical Outlets for Relieving Anxiety

Anxiety is a confusing, scary thing. You can't exactly explain how you're feeling, or what has caused you to feel that way in the first place. Due to this uncertainty and the fear that can come with it, people who don't adequately know what's happening to...

read more

What Are Anxiety Attack Symptoms?

In high school, I sat next to a girl on my cheerleading team on our bus ride home from a competition. To my confusion and dismay, I watched as she hyperventilated and started crying uncontrollably.  There was no obvious reason as to why she was suddenly...

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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