Entries tagged with “Anxiety”
Many of us live with persistent anxiety. If our doctor recommends stepping away from medicine, what are some ways to cope without medicine?
The body has its own way of processing emotions. “The rush of symptoms people experience in a panic attack is a tsunami of fear being released in the body. The question is: What’s deep below the surface that keeps building up fear that needs to be released?”
If you’re easily overwhelmed, try these techniques to get centered.
While the chaotic feeling of overwhelm has been normalized—it isn’t “normal.” Here are three ways to overcome your the frenzy of your busy schedule and the constant feeling of overwhelm.
It's normal to be anxious, and it's normal to react poorly to anxiety in others! Here are some tips if you're around anxious children.
With news this intense and upsetting, we need to monitor our own consumption very carefully.
When everything feels up in the air, here’s how to keep worry from taking over.
Five novel ways to tamp down daily anxiety.
Racing thoughts may be a daily reality for you or an occasional annoyance. Racing thoughts are common for people with anxiety when they’re facing a stressor. They’re also common in…
It’s a pandemic and you’re a stress ball. Here are 5 ways to catch your breath and calm down.
“While we can’t eliminate our anxiety, we can navigate it. We can diminish its power—and live fulfilling lives anyway.”
Nature provides a welcome respite from the chaos of the modern world. Seeking out the solace found in the natural world can offer a path out of feeling hopeless.
Vanquish middle-of-the-night stress with these six tips for better sleep.
An expert in cognitive behavioral therapies targeting better sleep, Dr. Nicole Moshfegh, author of The Book of Sleep, provides six strategies to help you ward off sleeplessness during the holidays.
These tools will help you keep your cool through the chaos of the holidays.
There are many tools and techniques you can use to manage and eliminate anxiety and worry effectively. Here, experts share healthy ways to cope with and reduce anxiety right here, right now in this moment.
The pain of divorce can bring us to our knees. What if there’s a way not just to regain our footing but to step onto a new emotional path?
You don’t need to be an expert in mindfulness meditation to experience its amazing stress-relieving benefits. In fact, in a new study, participants who meditated for just 25 minute…
New research could lead to better treatment of anxiety and depression.
Spells are only as powerful as the intentions and emotions they raise inside you.
Reasonable levels of anxiety boost the memory, a new study shows.
S&H caught up with journalist Andrea Petersen, author of On Edge: A Journey through Anxiety
What if we define sin as “anxious self-centeredness”? When we empty ourselves of lower energies, what takes their place?
Like serotonin for your soul, ginger root during the pandemic can be a balm for anxiety—among its many other benefits. Mary Novaria spins a yarn about how the superfood brought her relief.
Increasingly over the past couple of years, I’ve been having outbreaks of hives and itchy skin. I finally sat down with an allergist, who gave it to me straight. I am allergic to p…
Yoga and mindfulness can help us recognize that our discomfort has a flow.
The Missing Stage of Grief
A new study links optimism and less anxiety with an area in the brain called the Orbitofrontal cortex.
Giving clients control leads to better results
The search for a school to ease my mind
How can CBD help you with anxiety and is it safe?
The language we use when we speak to ourselves makes a profound difference in how we feel. These tools can help ease you to a calmer state.
The issue of stress is rampant in our culture. With ever-lengthening lists to get done, and increasing demands on our time and attention, stress is showing itself at every level of…
In this week’s The Soul of Therapy, psychologist Kevin Anderson, Ph.D., shares how to tackle self-doubt and low self-esteem.
Is coronavirus news ramping up your anxiety? Does the thought of social distancing make you fret? Try these five strategies to help you cope.
Try these tricks to handle the pressure of performance.
“When overwhelm is given the time and space it needs to be processed, it transforms into a victory attempting to happen.”
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New research indicates this South Pacific root—an ancient tonic for relaxation—can help calm frayed nerves.
On the heels of her new book, we chat up Karla McLaren on what we can learn from our anger, how to approach anxiety, why positive emotions aren't always positive, and more.
Dear Eve,Sometimes I feel like I’m paralyzed with fear. I can’t tell whether I am being intuitive about things happening or just afraid of what the future might hold. Do you have a…
You know when you feel stuck? I mean really stuck? Maybe you’re stuck in a bad marriage, or a really crappy job. Or you’re stuck with a body that is causing you grief (for whatever…
Finding balance isn't easy in these tightrope-walking days. But: “Your deepest presence is in every small contracting and expanding, the two as beautifully balanced and coordinated as birds’ wings.” –Rumi
My 5-Week, $500 Vacation from Anxiety
“How can you help yourself feel a sense of calm, reassurance, and peace? The answer is at your feet. Literally.”
Having a hard time meditating because of anxious thoughts? Try saying your worries out loud.
Our ability to stay with one topic is constantly in jeopardy, sometimes due to factors that we can control and sometimes to those we cannot.
After a long walk, I sat on a bench in a small city park and unwrapped a fresh pastry. I had just bitten the pastry when a man entered the park, unzipped his trousers and urinated…
Anticipation can be beneficial for your brain, your emotions, and even your physical health for many reasons, and it’s a skill worth learning.
People who get to know me now find it difficult to imagine that I was not always joyfully dancing West African dance and singing rhythm and blues, but only two years ago I ended a …
Creating balance in your gut can help to alleviate your anxiety.
If you don’t believe in yourself, if you don’t trust yourself, here are ideas to nurture faith.
Fixing your digestion can make you feel a lot less anxious.
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3 steps to warding off rising panic
Here are eight tips for sincerely supporting a loved one who is struggling with mental health, plus seven additional tips for supporting those with suicidal thoughts.
A new study has sheds light on exactly how the brain hides memories.
For every outward symptom you can see from anxiety, there are even more complex processes happening inside your brain.
Uma Naidoo, author of This Is Your Brain on Food, explores how the foods we eat may be driving up our anxiety.
Maybe at some point you decided to try meditation—thinking it might help you resemble those placid, robe-draped figures chanting in the documentaries. Maybe you marveled at t…
The first in three-part meditation series inspired by Ayurveda.
How to identify the fears blocking your relationship—and melt them away to restore wonder
An excerpt from Goodbye Parkinson’s, Hello Life!
I’m familiar with debilitating anxiety—intimately so. Three years ago, I was pummeled with my first panic attack out of the clear blue sky and it was a terrifying experience.…
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Pregnancy naturally causes anxiety—then tack on a pandemic. Writer Julie Peters shares her journey and how working on stress-management skills helps.
Do you tend to ruminate on the negative events of your past or the fears of tomorrow? Many of us do. When we allow this pattern to continue, however, daily stresses and traumas hav…
“Don’t let my shero cape become my veil,” was the mantra war survivor Sahar Paz repeated over and over again as she learned how to speak out in a world that asked her to be silent.…
Science & Spirit: Brain fog, deep sleep for anxiety, and why you should lace up those running shoes.
This week, the world of science made some interesting connections. Researchers found that inflammation may be the cause of brain fog, that deep sleep stages calm an overly anxious mind, and that any amount of running is better than no running. For details, read on.
This week, the focus is the latest news in nutrition. Discover how matcha tea helps with anxiety; why “clean meat” is a label you’re likely to soon see; and how soy has gotten a thumbs-up for heart health claims. Want the details? Here we go!
Anxious? Approaching the problem with self-compassion and mindfulness may help.
Stress can alter the digestive system, not just the mind and spirit.
This one simple strategy can help you significantly reduce your anxiety and stress.
“Positivity becomes toxic when an overfocus on rainbows and flowers leads to bypassing necessary emotions and experiences. Difficult emotions are there for a reason.” There's one cure for toxic positivity ...
Worry creates a sense of powerlessness that fuels sensations of fear and anxiety. The more empowered we feel—the more we sense that whatever happens, we can successfully handle—the less necessary worrying becomes.
A weeklong retreat beyond words and even snuggling
A path to keep anxiety from controlling your life.
Which brain structures are at play during a tickle fight? Researchers found out.
Understanding the link between sedentary behavior and anxiety can help us come up with strategies for lifestyle changes.
Useful tips to prevent insomnia due to anxiety.
Two ways to access calm strength within ourselves.
In this video, Sherianna Boyle, author of Emotional Detox for Anxiety, shows us how to dedicate the energy of a simple, daily yoga practice to the detoxing of anxiety and all the reactivity surrounding it.
Stuck in a rut—or a loop? “Thoughts we’ve had thousands of times are easier to have again than new, creative thoughts. ... So what are we to do about our loops getting stronger with every repetition?”
Anxiety is a crisis of confidence.
It’s 4am. I’m spiraling deep into what I call the “nightmare fantasy”: imagining the absolute worst possible scenario, how I would react, what would happen next, and spiraling on a…
5 steps to prevent excessive worrying
"If only they knew: For us, fear is not a choice. A little fear is necessary for survival: Ask any gazelle. But too much fear can be as crippling as too little."
People who struggle to deal with uncertainty may in fact may have an unusually large striatum.
A psychology professor argues that worrying is actually good for the mind and body.
Meera Lee Patel’s latest journal, Create Your Own Calm, is publishing as anxiety levels across the world are rising dramatically. Patel shared her creative process and personal journaling practice with S&H.