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Top 5 Ways To Reduce Anxiety

It's rare that any of us will get through life without experiencing anxiety at some point. But sadly, some people deal with anxiety on a daily basis. Whether it's over something big or insignificant, anxiety prevents us from living a fulfilling life filled with joy and serenity. Here are five ways you can begin reducing your anxiety right now: Recognize...[ read more ]

6 Ways to Help Someone With Anxiety

For many of us, it can be intimidating or frustrating trying to help a friend or loved one that suffers from anxiety. Panic and anxiety attacks can leave them feeling a variety of symptoms, and you may feel helpless and unable to support them. Here are some tips to help someone you care about who is struggling with anxiety. Listen...[ read more ]

What is Therapy Really Like?

Teal Swan said, "We do not fear the unknown. We fear what we project into the unknown." It can be intimidating walking into a complete stranger’s office for the first time, not knowing what to expect and also being expected to share the most personal and intimate details of your life. On the flip side, some assume they know everything...[ read more ]

5 Signs of an Anxiety Disorder

It's normal to feel anxious from time to time. We all do. Perhaps you may get a bit nervous speaking in front of people or before a job interview. But for some, anxiety can be a constant battle that completely takes over their lives. Since anxiety comes in many forms, for instance panic attacks, phobias, and social anxiety, it can...[ read more ]

3 Things Happy People Do

If you search on Amazon for books related to "happiness,” you will see page after page of titles claiming to have the secret to finding it. Why the obsession with happiness? Maybe the better question is, why does happiness seem to elude so many? A long time ago, we were too busy running from Saber Tooth tigers and searching for...[ read more ]

5 Tips For Parents To Manage Anxiety

The responsibility and unpredictability that often makes parenting so rewarding can also sometimes cause anxiety for some. As a parent myself, I can certainly attest to this. Here are some simple ways to bring yourself to a place of parental calm and peace. Or, as George Costanza might say, “Serenity Now!” 1. Make a To-Do List Ruminating on everything you...[ read more ]

4 Ways To Instantly Reduce Anxiety

Anxiety is a natural interaction between our mind and body. It’s typically a warning that something might be happening in our surroundings that demands our attention. For most of us, anxiety is an unpleasant but fleeting feeling that pops up on occasion during particularly stressful times. For some, anxiety is a regular part of life. And still for others, anxiety...[ read more ]

Why People Misunderstand Anxiety

Did you ever play the game called “telephone” growing up? One kid whispered a secret message into the ear of the kid next to him. That kid then whispered the “same” message into the ear of the kid next to her. On and on each kid would whisper the message around the circle until you came to the last kid,...[ read more ]

3 Ways Counseling Helps Anxiety

Millions of people deal with stress and anxiety on a daily basis. Whether it’s a result of phobias, depressions, or post-traumatic stress, anxiety can take a toll on our mind, health, relationships, career, and more. If you deal with anxiety you most likely have looked into ways you can help calm your emotional rollercoaster. Perhaps you’ve even tried some self-help...[ read more ]

Teach Your Child To Meditate

If you are a busy parent of a young child (really who isn’t?), you likely find it challenging to find the time or space to meditate. I know I do. One solution is to have your child meditate with you. Now, I know what you're probably thinking, but it with realistic expectations and little sense of humor, it is possible....[ read more ]