You’re having a panic attack. It feels like an elephant is sitting on your chest. You’re short of breath and gasping for air. You want to breathe as hard as you can but this is the worst thing you could do. That’s why you need a technique called diaphragmatic breathing.
This is a list of my top recommendations for books to help you understand panic attacks, panic disorder, and anxiety.
Your chest tightens. At first you try to ignore it, but dread seeps through the cracks in your confidence. You try to distract yourself out of this discomfort; you try to reason with it, but it won’t let go. Your breath quickens but you can’t get enough air. Your heart thumps and you can feel […]
Academic success, social skills, emotional maturity, weight gain, alcohol abuse, self-esteem, and more . . . According to Columbia University Professor Walter Mischel, all of these can be evaluated using marshmallows. Well, it’s a little more complicated but it all relates to one of the most important qualities in making any behavior change. Walter Mischel’s […]
Atkin’s, Paleo, South Beach, the Zone, Mediterranean . . . Each diet claims to have found the holy grail of weight loss. Just follow these easy steps and the fat will melt away. Wrong! In this article, I’ll discuss the evidence about the effectiveness of diets and provide honest advice about what it really requires […]