Anxiety

Anxiety and stomach aches: Another key way your body and mind are linked

Curious if your stomach ache could be a symptom of anxiety? “If your stomach hurts, you might think the culprit is some misbehaving organ in your abdomen. That’s a definite possibility, but the offender could actually be your brain. Yup, just like chest pain, abdominal pain can be physical or mental.” (Self.com) This is very …

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Anxiety and irritability: How to cut down on your bad moods when you’re anxious

Are you constantly in a bad mood? “Bad temper is its own scourge. Few things are more bitter than to feel bitter. A man’s venom poisons himself more than his victim.” (Charles Buxton) Boy, could I write a book about being cranky.  It’s a miserable feeling to be in a bad mood all the time.  …

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Anxiety and sleep: 7 tips to feel more rested when you’re anxious

Sleep issues can really affect your entire life. “I’ve always envied people who sleep easily. Their brains must be cleaner, the floorboards of the skull well swept, all the little monsters closed up in a steamer trunk at the foot of the bed.” (David Benioff, City of Thieves) Sleep is sometimes our most-needed medical tool …

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Anxiety and loneliness: Why your anxiety makes you feel really alone

Are you feeling lonely? “Let me tell you this: if you meet a loner, no matter what they tell you, it’s not because they enjoy solitude. It’s because they have tried to blend into the world before, and people continue to disappoint them.” (Jodi Picoult, My Sister’s Keeper, because I love Jodi Picoult quotes.) Loneliness …

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50 Must Have Mental Health Resources That You Need to Know About

I’m always on the hunt for tools for improving mental health related issues. When you’re struggling with your emotions, it really affects all areas of your life, doesn’t it? “What mental health needs is more sunlight, more candor, more unashamed conversation.” – Glenn Close My biggest goals of this blog are to create all of …

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eating for mental health

Eating for depression and anxiety: How you can eat better and feel better

Have you ever given thought to how you can eat to improve mental health issues? It might not be something that has ever crossed your mind. In fact, it wasn’t even a blip on my radar for the longest time. TW/CW: This post is about eating for depression and anxiety, and how you can use …

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How to recognize the physical symptoms of depression and anxiety

**This post contains affiliate links. That means, if you make a purchase, I receive a small commission at no additional cost to you** What does depression feel like for you? Does it feel like a darkness creeping over you? Or a deep pit you can never crawl out of? How about anxiety? Is it racing …

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What is emotional intelligence? The definition and my thoughts on a common test

*This post contains affiliate links. That means that, if you make a purchase, I receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. Okay?* How do you define emotional intelligence? Have you ever taken a test to see if you are emotionally intelligent? According to the Oxford Dictionary, emotional intelligence is: “…the capacity to …

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