How to Share About the Coronavirus with Children

Conversations can be overheard in homes, stores, medical offices, restaurants, parks, and other places. Even while social distancing, talk continues. Whether taking a walk in the neighborhood and visiting with friends or sharing a phone call with family, the coronavirus will likely be mentioned.   Our two years old grandson told me, “Mimi, that coronavirus … Continue reading How to Share About the Coronavirus with Children

Physical Symptoms You Might Not Realize Are Actually Anxiety

I have experienced anxiety and depression at various times in my life. Certain situations or events can trigger a panic attack or a time of depression. Before I was first diagnosed with these conditions many years ago, I had no idea what was happening or what to expect from my body.   Through help from … Continue reading Physical Symptoms You Might Not Realize Are Actually Anxiety

How Music Therapy Can Help Anxious People

Research shows the benefits of music therapy for various mental health conditions, including depression, trauma, and schizophrenia (to name a few).  Music provides a way to work through emotions, trauma, and grief—but music can also be used as a calming agent for anxiety and other diagnoses.   While talk therapy allows a person to speak … Continue reading How Music Therapy Can Help Anxious People

Why I Chose To Speak Out About My Mental Health Struggles

When I was in my tween years I began hearing whispers about something going on with a member of my family.  I heard the term Mental Illness; up until that point I had never heard or discussed that topic with anyone, in fact, I really didn’t know what that term meant.  I just knew that … Continue reading Why I Chose To Speak Out About My Mental Health Struggles

How To Overcome Social Anxiety

When talking about how to overcome social anxiety it is important first to understand what it is.   Social anxiety, also known as social phobia, is an intense fear of social situations such as eating out or meeting new people. Symptoms can be very distressing and debilitating and interfere with someone's life. It can often … Continue reading How To Overcome Social Anxiety

Ways To Overcome Social Anxiety

Understanding the symptoms of social anxiety is the first step to overcoming it. There are some common symptoms or experiences of social anxiety that go along with the physical symptoms we may experience with Anxiety.   Excessive self-consciousness and anxiety in everyday social situations that generally others would not find overly stressful. Extreme worry about … Continue reading Ways To Overcome Social Anxiety