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4 Subtle Exercises to Calm Anxiety in Public

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4 Subtle Exercises to Calm Anxiety in Public

According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, 40 million adults over the age of 18 suffer from an anxiety disorder. If you are one of them, you know how difficult your life can feel most days. When anxiety strikes, the world around us can become a sort of funhouse, only not that much fun. It’s important to be...[ read more ]

5 Ways to Effectively Manage Anxiety

If you suffer from anxiety, you know that awful feeling when heart races, you start to sweat, and you feel like you just want to run. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, anxiety disorders are the most common form of mental illness in the United States, affecting roughly 40 million adults. While anxiety can feel debilitating, there...[ read more ]

How to Spot Passive-Aggressive Behavior

There was a time when the phrase passive-aggressive was rarely uttered among non-psychologists. But it’s a phrase that is mentioned often these days. The problem is, passive-aggressive behavior is almost so common, that it’s hard for people to pinpoint what that behavior looks like exactly. Do you know any passive-aggressive people? Chances are you do. But do you know the...[ read more ]

5 Strategies to Calm Your Anxiety Quickly

When you live with an anxiety disorder, any moment can become one that creates a slow-rising panic within you. Life is normal one second and the next, you feel your chest tighten and your heart begin to race. You may begin to hyperfocus on future events and find yourself getting lost in “what-ifs.” To make matters worse, you may then...[ read more ]

Cracking Under Social Isolation – Tips for improving your mental, physical & spiritual wellbeing

"All of humanity's problems stem from the man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone." - Blaise Pascal It's been five months since most of us have lived our lives secluded in our homes. What once was an amazing reminder of slowing down & "focusing on what really matters," has now begun to feel oppressive. Without our daily ability to...[ read more ]

White Racist Air

"The deepest expression of white privilege is that a part of our village is hurting, & they are forced to try to save their lives & for white people responding to this pain feels optional.” - Tara Brach I have felt the looming presence of this blog post. This felt heavy as I was active in the thick of realizing...[ read more ]

Emotional & Psychological Abuse – Physical Abuses’ Savvier Cousin

Each time a woman stands up for herself, without knowing it possibly, without claiming it, she stands up for all women. - Maya Angelou Due to COVID-19 & our shelter-in-place orders, I began to notice my female clients & patients disclosing painful realities about their home life. They weren’t discussing fear that their physical safety was in jeopardy. Instead, they...[ read more ]

Beware the Anxiety Virus – Tips for the Panicky & Worried Mind

“It is our duty to spread calm & connection rather than infection.” - Dr. Jud Brewer The past few weeks have been an anxious persons’ worst nightmare. Anxiety – similar to the coronavirus - is contagious. Social contagion is happening as we are consuming the 24/7 news cycle & our social media accounts. If we are constantly checking these outlets,...[ read more ]

Be a Warrior, Not a Worrier.

“The best use of imagination is creativity. The worst use of imagination is anxiety.” - Deepak Chopra I remember the exact moment that I became afraid. I had been watching the soap Days of Our Lives with my sister & cousins. There was a character who became possessed by the Devil. I might have been 7 years old. Ever since...[ read more ]

New Baseline

Trade your busy life for a full one. As a recovering perfectionist, I learned early on that I was rewarded when I produced and performed. My propensity to overdo it is incredibly strong. I am so willing to take any scraps thrown my way. When I do this, I am no longer staying true to an intentional simplified life. Time...[ read more ]