Mental health problems are now more accepted than at any other point in history, but that reality has both an upside and a downside. Diagnosis can be liberating but it can also severely limit us if we let the diagnosis define us instead of describe us.
You want to get over panic or anxiety. You’re tired of avoiding the grocery store at crowded times or making excuses for why you can’t give presentations at work. Most people think, “Get over it!” Friends and family have probably told you to “just stop worrying” and to “face your fears.” But that’s the wrong […]
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 […]
Eighteen percent of Americans suffer from some kind of mental health problem. But instead of reaching for the nearest antidepressants, why not try some of these proven alternative to boost your mood and calm your anxiety.
It’s that gut wrenching I-feel-like-I’m-riding-a-rollercoaster-but-I’m-really-at-my-desk feeling, heart racing like I’m walking a tightrope, sweating like I’m giving an antigun speech at an NRA convention but I’m just in a grocery store. Your body is in fight-or-flight mode and your mind is focused on either stemming the flood of adrenaline or getting the hell out of […]