When I think of anxiety I often think of that feeling in the pit of your stomach and that idea in your head that something is going to go wrong and also perhaps that deep on edge feeling of impending doom. Anxiety describes a feeling of worry. Most people will experience some anxiety during their … Continue reading Signs of Severe Anxiety Disorders
One word...burnout. While we pride ourselves into thinking we can do it all, we often ignore the signs our body gives us when we need to slow down. Whether it's working on a big project, taking care of children, preparing for exams, or even balancing the different aspects of our lives, there are times where … Continue reading Burnout, Stress, and Anxiety: Knowing How to Cope
I know some might be thinking is it good to encourage our children with anxiety? We don't want to push them too far and cause their anxiety to spiral in a negative way, but we want to help our children. I have two children that suffer from anxiety. It's at times a major thing for … Continue reading How parents encouraging their anxious children to face their fears can be helpful and healthy
I have had a mental health diagnosis for over 10 years and accumulated more along the way. Regardless of what’s on paper, I just know that I was never happy. Even as a kid, I found myself pretty depressed and anxious. In addition, I also noticed that mornings weren’t my thing. I used to think … Continue reading Bipolar and B12: What I’ve Learned so Far
What is anxiety? The online definition from Merriam Webster’s states that anxiety is” an abnormal and overwhelming sense of apprehension and fear often marked by physical signs (such as tension, sweating, and increased pulse rate), by doubt concerning the reality and nature of the threat, and by self-doubt about one's capacity to cope with it”. … Continue reading Supporting Children to Reduce Anxiety –Tips to Help Children Relax and Enjoy the Present
Writing... it's good for mental health! Have you tried mental health journaling? Here are some reasons it's good for you, and some prompts to help you get started.
I have lived with anxiety and panic attacks since I was 13 years old, and it only took me 20 years to figure out a way to manage them in a healthy way! SELF-CARE is the biggest and most important thing in my battle against anxiety, and I can’t wait to share my routine with … Continue reading Daily self-care habits and how they help me with my anxiety
What is a Panic Attack? Having a panic attack is scary, can feel uncontrollable, and sometimes do not have a direct cause. Explaining a panic attack can be difficult. Panic and duration of panic look different depending on each person and because of this can be a bit tricky to pull from. When I experienced … Continue reading How to Manage and Pull Yourself Out of a Panic Attack
Contrary to popular belief there is a difference between stress and anxiety. Stress is usually used to describe feelings that people experience when demands made on them are greater. Stress can be looked at in terms of external and internal stressors. External stressors include traumas, life experience, or daily hassles. Internal stressors are feelings inside … Continue reading What’s the difference between stress and anxiety?
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