Signs You May Have Anxiety Disorder

“Everybody has anxiety”.  How many people have heard this from someone in their lives? The answer is yes we do all experience anxiety in our lives.  So how do we differentiate between a “typical” anxiety response, and one that is beyond the scope of what is classified as “typical.” A normal anxiety response tends to … Continue reading Signs You May Have Anxiety Disorder

Breaking The Cycle of Anxiety In Families – Helping your Child Remain Calm and Confident in a Worry-Filed World

It is well known that anxiety disorders have a genetic component and children with parents that have anxiety are more at risk of also developing anxiety. I have read articles that stated that children with an anxious parent could be up to five times more likely to develop anxiety then there peers who do not … Continue reading Breaking The Cycle of Anxiety In Families – Helping your Child Remain Calm and Confident in a Worry-Filed World

What Is It Like to Support a Sibling With a Mental Illness

Like most siblings, my brother and I fought, bugged each other but we also stood by each other, supported and encouraged each other. What makes our relationship unique, is my brother has a learning disability and lives with mental illness. He is very emotional and sensitive. My brother was about a year or two when … Continue reading What Is It Like to Support a Sibling With a Mental Illness

How to Stop Worrying About Your Future with Help from Mindfulness Practice

    Often when we start thinking about the next day, the next year, the next few years and sometimes even the next few hours we begin to worry. We may think about something bad happening at our jobs, with our families or with our health. Some of us may be in a financial situation … Continue reading How to Stop Worrying About Your Future with Help from Mindfulness Practice

Anger? Anxiety? Or Both?

I have had episodes come about on many occasions and with these anxious times comes a plethora of physical symptoms. I have experienced stomach issues, headaches, dry lips, exhaustion,  sweating and panic attacks. There have also been emotional symptoms such as intense feelings of fear, helplessness, depression and a lack of confidence. But then there … Continue reading Anger? Anxiety? Or Both?

Things Not To Say To A Loved One Who Has Anxiety

Of an anxious, fretful disposition can be no fun at times; it saps self-confidence. 1. "Snap out of it" is not helpful. Loved ones can get frustrated but will appreciate that quiet and sensitivity should be the preferred approach. 2."Let me do it for you" also doesn't help. To face one's fears and get on … Continue reading Things Not To Say To A Loved One Who Has Anxiety