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How I Beat Chronic Stress (and Why You Should Too)
Experiencing stress is part of the human experience. Little bouts of stress, even daily, could be a healthy thing, as it pushes us outside of our comfort zones. Chronic stress, however, can be far more damaging. When we experience chronic...
How to Handle Political Tensions With Loved Ones
Political tensions were high heading into 2020. We already know that the 2020 election results were going to be a decisive event for Americans. However, we didn’t know when 2020 began that a pandemic would escalate political arguments over masks,...
3 Unhealthy Habits I’m Leaving Behind In 2020

Every year, many of us promise to break unhealthy habits as a New Year Resolution. Yet, only 8% make the necessary lifestyle changes to see their resolutions beyond January. With 2020 being such a challenging year for many of us, the New Year 2021 is just what we need to break old habits and start a new chapter. Here are three things I’m leaving behind in 2020.

10 Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) Light Therapy Hacks
The winter solstice has arrived, which means our exposure to natural sunlight is going to drop exponentially. Natural sunlight is our primary source of Vitamin D, an essential vitamin for many neurological functions. That’s why many of us, myself included,...
Celebrating the Holidays During COVID Restrictions
Whether you’re missing out on quality face-time with loved ones or are having a socially distanced gathering, this holiday season is going to look and feel different. COVID-19 restrictions are going to complicate holiday travel, but it doesn’t mean you...
Dealing with Loss During the Holidays: How to Celebrate After the Death of a Loved One
The holidays are a time of celebration, especially after the year we’ve just had. Unfortunately, this time of year can be difficult following the death of a loved one. While others celebrate with those they cherish most, holiday depression can...
10 Holiday Gift Ideas for People with Anxiety
The holidays are a great time to shower your loved ones with gifts that last. This year more than ever, give the gift of wellness. Here are 10 of the best memorable holiday gifts for people with anxiety and mental...
Top 10 Immune Boosting Foods to Fight Off Viruses Naturally
Since the onset of COVID-19, I’ve been using diet and nutrition to naturally boost my immune system. I am incredibly grateful that integrating immune system booster foods into my diet has kept illness away and even helped my energy and mood....
Hosting Thanksgiving Day? 7 Tips for Managing Holiday Stress
The holiday season is a time for loved ones to get together and create lifelong memories, with Thanksgiving Day being the kickoff for these annual festivities. As heartwarming as this time of year can be, it’s also wrought with stress...
Stress Shopping: Report Reveals COVID Trends Don’t Match Wellness Goals
2020 is the Groundhog Day-meets-Resident Evil mashup that we never asked to see. A recent study by New Hope Network looked at what people have been doing to occupy their spare time since the pandemic hit and lockdowns started. Analysts compared this data...
10 Ways to Stop Racing Thoughts at Night
Our heads can be a noisy place, especially when the rest of the world quiets down, and you’re trying to get some sleep. Then, it’s just you and your mind. Having my mind racing in bed at a mile a...
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...