Is Social Anxiety Having A Negative Impact On Your Life?

Posted By: on February 27, 2020
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Do you get nervous and agitated before social events such as weddings, parties or post work get-togethers? Do you feel so anxious beforehand that you often contemplate not going, or imagine terrible and embarrassing things happening if you do go? If social anxiety is affecting your ability to create meaningful relationships, or even just to feel confident and happy, then it might be time to take a hold of the situation and get yourself some professional help before it begins to have a 

Is Worrying Taking Its Toll On You?

Posted By: on February 20, 2020
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All of us worry, and some of us more than others, but did you know that excessive worrying can take a toll on your body? Aside from leading to feelings of anxiety, it can also make you ill. Sometimes, your mind might go into overdrive when thinking about certain things - be it a situation or a dilemma – forcing you to constantly focus on the many things that might happen. Sometimes, you’ll likely feel anxious a lot of the time. If that’s a routine occurrence, it might be time to seek p

Ways To Raise Your Self Esteem

Posted By: on January 16, 2020
People with increased self esteem
Low self-esteem can affect any of us at any stage in our lives, and while some are more prone to it than others, there will be few out there who haven’t felt its debilitating effects upon their mental and physical well being. Here are a few ways in which you can help to improve your self-esteem: Don’t give up: When times are tough, it’s important to recognize that things will get better and that you can impact how you’re feeling. Try to channel your energy toward feelings of c

When Worrying Turns Into An Anxiety Disorder

Posted By: on September 12, 2019
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While we all worry – and it’s perfectly natural to do so - for some, those worries can take over their lives and even prevent them from functioning as they should. When this happens, the term ‘anxiety’ usually comes into play. While some use the two terms (worry and anxiety) on an interchangeable basis, we’ll refer to anxiety as a condition that affects the mental health of millions the world over. What are the differences between worry and anxiety? When a person is worrying, it’s

Dealing with Anxiety: How to Overcome Our Fears

Posted By: on May 02, 2019
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While anxiety can be a normal and healthy reaction, it can also start to grow out of proportion. It can even become a disorder. When our anxieties and fears take over and control our lives, that is when it becomes a problem. There are different types of anxiety disorders that people may suffer from: Generalized anxiety disorder: This is where you are anxious overall. Every day you feel anxious about multiple different things. Social anxiety: This is where you feel very anxious in social

Me… Anxiety… & Gratefulness…

Posted By: on April 25, 2019
stressed young adult
Have you ever felt like you have everything under control? It’s the best feeling, right? I’d like to think, that for the most part, that’s me. I see myself as being pretty resilient and someone that can cope with the curve balls that life seems to keep throwing my way. I work hard, enjoy life and focus on the things that matter. Like most people, I just take life one day at a time. About four months ago I had my first anxiety attack and it was completely unexpected. Prior to that, I’d

The Many Sides of Anxiety

Posted By: on April 18, 2019
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I learned over the years that there are many sides to anxiety. I, myself, was diagnosed with anxiety a couple of years ago, but have always dealt with it prior to the official diagnosis. I knew it was time to get help when my anxiety would cause panic and fear that would impact my daily life as a wife and mother to four children. For me that was taking prescribed medicine to help with it, talking with others (family), and making sure I knew what to do when I felt this panic or extreme fear. O

How to Self-Soothe (No Extra Food or Alcohol Needed)

Posted By: on March 08, 2017
 When you’re upset, angry and anxious, you need a coping mechanism to help you calm down. Self-soothing utilizes the five senses to help you calm down and feel better. However, there are ways of self-soothing that may be harmful. Relying on alcohol, drugs, or even food to cope can lead to addiction. Here are healthy ways to self-soothe when you feel stressed.Look at NatureNature, plants, and sunlight all help lower your anxiety levels. Take a walk outside, buy yourself some flowers for your h

Learning to Love Your Rough Edges

Posted By: on February 24, 2017
We all have parts of ourselves we don’t necessarily like. It may be easy to love your great sense of humor, compassion or friendliness, but there are other things about yourself that you probably find harder to love. You most likely aren’t proud of your temper or tendency to procrastinate. However, if you want to love yourself fully, you need to learn to love your rough edges, too. Unconditional love doesn’t require you to be perfect, so you don’t have to completely change or lose all yo

Impacts of Being Raised by Emotionally Neglectful Parents

Posted By: on December 07, 2016
In an ideal world, all of us would have been raised in a two-parent home by parents who were loving, attentive and emotionally available. They would have talked to us about our feelings, asked about our days, and shared their own emotions openly and honestly with us. Unfortunately, many people are raised by parents who don’t talk about feelings. It’s called Childhood Emotional Neglect when a parent doesn’t respond to a child’s emotional needs. Here are some of the impacts of growing up w