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Tips for Anxiety: Finding Hope in a Mental Health Crisis (Final Installment of Anxiety Series) 

“Stress is an ignorant state. It believes that everything is an emergency. Nothing is that important.” —Natalie Goldberg Anxiety is a liar.  It would have us believe that every negative thought that pops into our head is an emergency, and our bodies are simply not equipped to deal with that.  It puts you in a …

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Is there a cure for anxiety?: Part 8 of anxiety series

“No need to hurry.  No need to sparkle. No need to be anybody but oneself.” Virginia Woolf I’m gonna lay down a sad little truth bomb.  There is nothing currently that I’m aware of that will cure your anxiety. “Life is pain, Highness.  Anyone who says differently is selling something.” (The Princess Bride) If they …

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Anxiety at work: Part 7 of anxiety series

“My anxiety is silent. You wouldn’t even notice a change on the outside but I’m honestly so stressed I can’t even manage simple tasks. People call me lazy when, in reality, I’m just overwhelmed.” (HealthyPlace) Which of your co-workers lives with anxiety?  Are any of them in therapy? Do they take medication? The likely answer …

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How to get fit: What you can do when exercise is the last thing on your mind

I often ask myself if I’ll ever be in shape again.  How is it possible to be fit when you have little ones, and NO energy, and a billion other things on your plate?  We get so bogged down by the day to day minutiae.  Dishes. Laundry. School pick-up. Play dates. Work meetings.  Doctor’s appointments. …

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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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