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Experiencing Nocturnal Panic Attacks? How to Handle Anxiety Attack While Sleeping
Experiencing a panic attack is never fun. A panic attack in bed? It’s a life-altering experience. In the daytime, you can anticipate an oncoming panic attack. But when you’re sound asleep, signs of a nocturnal panic attack are much harder...
Am I Too Young For Menopause? The 3 Stages and Signs of Menopause
Getting older is no bargain, especially if you’re a woman. We deal with fluctuating hormones our whole lives, and it only gets complicated as we come to the end of childbearing age. While we enter the next chapter of our...
Why Sun and Fresh Air Help Seasonal Anxiety
In many northern parts of the United States, the leaves are beginning to turn, the air is getting a bit crisper, and the days are becoming shorter. As the colder weather approaches, we must contend with our regular seasonal anxiety...
Wearing My Mask is Making Me Anxious
A lot of health information surrounding COVID-19 has remained dynamic, changing many times since the onset of this novel coronavirus. However, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have remained adamant about wearing masks, especially in public places. While some research...
10 Common Anxiety Triggers and How to Deal With Them
Dealing with anxiety is an ever-evolving and lifelong process. I’ve learned to no longer feel defeated when I say that. It’s a source of pride because things that trigger anxiety also offer me an opportunity for growth.  I didn’t always...
Alternatives to Benzodiazepines for Anxiety: How I’m Dealing with Fears of Benzo Addiction
It seems like there’s a pill for everything these days. While prescription medications can be life-saving, they also come with a litany of side effects. In the case of benzodiazepines, scripts can lead to addiction. Since the 1960s, different types...
Why Guided Meditation for Anxiety Works & My 3 Favorite Videos to Show You How
Anxious thoughts can take up a lot of real estate in our brains. The most effective way of evicting that negativity is by promoting mindfulness. Mindfulness meditation for anxiety can help calm your racing mind, lower overall stress, and give...
How to Clear Brain Fog Naturally
Ever walk into a room with so much gusto and then forget why you went in there in the first place? How about forgetting what you were doing in the middle of an otherwise routine task or conversation? Then you’ve...
Media News and Anxiety
Coronavirus, Black Lives Matter, Presidential Election 2020…there are many reasons to get anxiety from news outlets. Once one story passes, another horrible headline pops up. So, what is it with the media and anxiety? Here’s why we get anxiety from...
Stress and Anxiety with Online Classes: How to Tackle eLearning Challenges
As the 2020-2021 school year begins, hybrid schedules and homeschooling look to be the new normal for children and college students. Learning new concepts in school is tough as it is. Now, students must contend with extra hurdles like navigating...
What is High Functioning Anxiety?
Those of us with anxiety consider this mental health disorder as a part of who we are. We adjust our lifestyles to accommodate this condition so that it doesn’t negatively impact us more than it already has. Along the way,...
Why an ADHD Morning Routine is a Lifesaver
Getting a house full of children and adults ready for the day is daunting as it is. The amount of distractions, negotiations, and chores is only amplified when there is a child or adult with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Here...
Drinking and Anxiety: How to Break the Unhealthy and Dependent Relationship
Who doesn’t love a nice glass of wine or a cold beer after a stressful day? Sure, a moderate amount of alcohol can help you unwind. However, drinking with depression and anxiety can quickly turn a treat into a habit....
Anxiety by Age: Symptoms and Coping Skills
Anxiety doesn’t discriminate by age. However, anxiety symptoms can differ as we age. Things that caused us stress as a child aren’t necessarily going to trigger the same anxious behavior as an adult. Let’s discuss the physical symptoms of anxiety...
Is Anxiety Hereditary? 5 Ways to Break the Link Between Anxiety and Genes
We knew family genes are to thank for our eye color and hair color. There are many factors that play a role in developing anxiety and research suggests one of these influences might be your genes. So, is anxiety genetic?...
How I’m Handling the Uncertainty Surrounding a Summer Reopen
Those of us who dealt with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) all winter had to compound those anxieties with being cooped up from shelter-in-place. We’ve been looking forward to summer, but now all of our favorite activities might be on pause....
I Kicked my Coffee Habit with these 5 Natural Alternatives
Admittedly, caffeine transforms me from zombie to Superman. I used to need a cup of coffee to get me going in the morning and energy drinks throughout the day. However, the jitters, anxiety, and sleepless nights outweighed the positive effects...
How I’m Spraying My Way to Good Sleep
I’ve battled long stretches of sleep loss throughout my life. As people with insomnia can attest, those long nights include a lot of tossing, turning, and whimpering. I’m guilty of taking all types of sleep aids and skeptically have taken...
Why I’m Using Diet and Nutrition to Combat My Social Anxiety Disorder
Anxiety, panic attacks, and mental illness are all a part of who I am. For decades, doctors prescribed me different medications that depleted my energy levels and sex drive, at times, even worsening my social anxiety disorder. They never told...
The Pandemic Hangover: A Mental Health Crisis
The coronavirus pandemic has swept the entire globe, leaving behind a mental health crisis in its ruins. While the fear of COVID-19 itself has dwindled in comparison to the March 2020 numbers, the aftermath of society’s mental health is nearly...
The Simple Strategy I Used to Reduce My High Prescription Drug Costs by 75% Without Compromising My Health
I am 87 years old and recently entered an assisted living facility in Coral Gables, Florida. As a former Registered Nurse, I am proactive about my health and understand that I need to be on certain medications. But if you’re...