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Fitness Bands for Anxiety, Mental Health?

Fitness bands are designed to improve an individual’s physical fitness, but can this same product help improve anxiety and general mental health as well?  When I purchased a fitness band a while back, it was with the intention of boosting … Continue reading ?

Worrying About Mistakes

Worrying about mistakes goes hand-in-hand with anxiety. (Worry: How Much is Too Much?) Life, quite unfortunately, isn’t perfect. Things don’t always happen the way we want them to, and sometimes mistakes are made. Big or small, mistakes can negatively impact … Continue reading ?

9/11: Impact on mental illness far beyond U.S. borders

Acts of terrorism have a much wider psychological impact than typically assumed, reaching across borders and spreading fear among populations thousands of miles removed from the actual targets, according to a Danish study.

Sometimes the Best Anxiety Treatment is Cookies and Milk

Finding the right anxiety treatment can be hard, because having anxiety is more than being a little worried. Anxiety affects mind, body, and spirit, and it interferes with living. Therefore, people search for effective anxiety treatments: medication, therapy, alternative treatments, … Continue reading ?

What Causes Anxiety, and Does It Matter?

What causes anxiety? It’s a question nearly all anxiety sufferers ask. Anxiety can range from mild to debilitating; it can be a vague and general experience like existential anxiety, or it can be one of many different types of anxiety … Continue reading ?

Eight Ways to Stop a Panic Attack in its Tracks

Stopping a panic attack can feel impossible. Panic is an extremely intense experience of anxiety that comes on suddenly and grips us in a terrifying vice, like a gigantic boa constrictor snake that winds itself around its prey. It’s a … Continue reading ?

The Effects of Anxiety Are Your Starting Point for Healing

The effects of anxiety are your starting point for healing, even though they are many and miserable (These Awful Effects of Anxiety Must Stop). Anxiety affects us physically, mentally, and emotionally. Anxiety can disrupt our lives in profound ways, preventing us … Continue reading ?

Different Moods of Anxiety and How to Tame Them

Anxiety has many different moods; frustratingly, anxiety isn’t a single, simple concept. No one can count on it to be anything other than disruptive and erratic. Perhaps you’ve experienced an all-to-common situation. You’re working hard to manage anxiety. Your anxiety … Continue reading ?

Can You Distract Yourself from Fear?

Is it possible to distract yourself from fear? Fear is a basic human reaction, an instinct even, to something we perceive as a threat to our safety or general wellbeing. It sounds an alarm in the brain and kicks the … Continue readi...

Full of Anxiety? Empty Your Cup of Tea

Feeling full of anxiety is a common experience. Anxiety has a way of infiltrating both brain and body. When we’re consumed by anxiety, it becomes difficult to think about anything else, and the emotions and sensations that we pay attention … Continue reading ?

Procrastination and Anxiety

I must admit. There are far too many days when I find it very hard to cope with the complicated, impossibly fast push and pull of life. I can feel as though the world is too big and frightening and … Continue reading ?

When Current Events Cause Anxiety

Current events cause anxiety. News of violence and strife, hate, political problems, and more can and do take a toll on our mental health. In many cases, these events are geographically distant from viewers and thus aren’t an immediate threat … Continue reading ?

Five Ways to Reduce Anxiety and Guilt Now

It’s possible to reduce anxiety and guilt starting immediately. Last week’s post, Guilt: A distressing effect of anxiety, explored guilt as an effect of anxiety and the vicious cycle created when anxiety increases guilt which in turn causes greater anxiety … Continue reading ?

Guilt: A Distressing Effect of Anxiety

Guilt is a distressing effect of anxiety. Guilt is the uncomfortable experience of self-flagellation for thinking, feeling, doing, and generally just existing…wrong. Anxiety is the loud, critical voice in our head that provides a running commentary on the things we … Continue reading ?

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