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Anxiety

Why Stephen King Is Successful

Why Stephen King Is Successful

Have you ever watched a scary movie where you covered your eyes, hid under a blanket, or buried your face in your partner’s shoulder? If you are skeptical that your thoughts trigger anxiety, take this concept for a spin.  Have you ever felt scared during […]

How To Replace Worry

How To Replace Worry

If you follow me on instagram, you might have seen the video (click video if you’d like to watch it) I shared yesterday discussing the neuroscience behind anxiety. In the video I break down how your thoughts (cortex) ignite your amygdala (fight/flight), which then actives […]

Structure Of Chronic Worry

Structure Of Chronic Worry

Do you find yourself constantly thinking “What if…,” or even worse, not recognizing you’re thinking it? “What if” is the bait that lures you into worry. Chronic worry begins with the “what if” clause and is followed by the catastrophe clause. All “what if” means […]

Why Moving Your Body Decreases Anxiety

Why Moving Your Body Decreases Anxiety

When I preach “move your body,” it’s not because I want you rocking a smaller pant size. I want you to move your body because it does wonders for your mental health. Your amygdala is responsible for your fight-or-flight. When it perceives potential danger, it […]

How To Tell If You Are A Chronic Worrier

How To Tell If You Are A Chronic Worrier

Are you a chronic worrier? If you live with chronic anxiety, please know you are not alone. Millions of people struggle with excessive worry and anxiety symptoms. All human beings worry. We all experience unrealistic thoughts, and at some point in our lives, we have […]

Radical Coping Statements

Radical Coping Statements

Radical acceptance is a game changer! I spent YEARS toting around negative emotions over things that happened “to me,” and it wasn’t until I discovered radical acceptance did I find inner peace. In a nutshell, radical acceptance is a lot like the serenity prayer, “Grant […]

How To Improve Your Mood In 10 Minutes

How To Improve Your Mood In 10 Minutes

I don’t know about you, but Mondays can be a killjoy sometimes. If you are anything like me and find yourself riding the struggle bus through your Monday, or any day for that matter, I want you to give the “half-smile” technique a try. Research […]

Explore A Fruit Mindfulness Technique

Explore A Fruit Mindfulness Technique

Truth be told my friend, there was a year in my life where I rode the struggle bus when it came to panic attacks. They got to a point where I couldn’t even walk into a Walmart, sit through a movie, or be in a […]

Is Your Mental Health Medication A Bandaid?

Is Your Mental Health Medication A Bandaid?

Today I’m getting down and dirty talking about mental health medications. They are overprescribed, abused, and treated as a bandaid as opposed to a second tool at tackling symptoms. For Lordy sakes, my gynecologist was prescribing me Xanax without asking me a single question about […]

Panic Attacks And Your Amygdala

Panic Attacks And Your Amygdala

Did you know you have a guard dog? Yup! Your amygdala is your unconscious guard dog. How many of you have suffered a panic attack and had no clue what triggered it? Have you ever been hit by a fast-moving freight train called anxiety? If […]