Wellness

anxiety in children

Anxiety in children: Part 6 of anxiety series

“You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think.” – Christopher Robin I try to instill this in my children every day.  That they are strong. That they can live with courage.  And that they are safe and accepted as they are. Anxiety in children is on the rise, …

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anxiety and stomach aches

Anxiety and stomach aches: Part 5 of anxiety series

“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 a very common symptom of anxiety.  So why am I including it …

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Ideas for self care: Easy ways to start feeling better fast

“Our bodies are our gardens, to which our wills are gardeners.” William Shakespeare, Othello How are you tending your garden these days?  Do you water it and prune it regularly? Or is it overrun with weeds, its blossoms chewed up by bugs and wilting? I’m not sure if I’m writing this post more for me …

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anxiety and loneliness

Anxiety and loneliness: Part 2 of anxiety series

“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 is one of the …

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taking control of your health, mental health, health, wellness

Taking Control of Your Health: Only You Can Make You Better

Are you taking control of your health? “You can’t change your situation, the only thing you can change is how you choose to deal with it.” (Unknown) Truth bomb time.  You cannot choose to have depression or anxiety or any other mental health condition.  If you have them, you cannot change the fact that you …

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