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5 Unexpected Ways to Manage Anxiety

How to manage anxiety

Whether anxiety is something you struggle with on a daily basis, or if you suffer from it occasionally, it’s a feeling we can all relate to. But if anxiety is a constant in your life and you’ve tried everything you can think of, it can be worth trying out a few new things. Of course, determining the origin and cause of...[ read more ]

What to Expect at Your First Therapy Session For Anxiety

What to expect at my first counseling session

So, you have an appointment with an Anxiety Counselor for the first time and you don't know what to expect. Naturally, this may bring about additional anxiety symptoms however, this is to be expected. Arriving When you get to the office, your experience may be similar to a doctor's appointment. You might sign in, sit in a waiting room, and...[ read more ]

How Meditation Can Help Manage Stress & Anxiety

Life is hard sometimes. Whether it's managing finances, battling long commutes, or consoling demanding children and bosses, stress manifests in a variety of ways. Recent surveys reveal some pretty alarming statistics about stress: 33% of people feel they live with an extreme amount of stress, and 48% of individuals believe the stress in their lives has increased over the past...[ read more ]

How Yoga Helps Anxiety

Life is full of moments that cause us to feel stressed or nervous. Getting up and speaking in front of a large group of people. Starting a new school. Preparing for a job interview. These are all scenarios can make us fearful, anxious or nervous. Sometimes this results in sleepless nights and performance jitters. Let’s be clear though; this is...[ read more ]

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 ]

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 ]