You may hear the terms anxiety and depression used interchangeably. While they are different symptomatically they can and often do co-occur, which has been my experience that perhaps you or a loved one can relate to as well. In the simplest of terms my anxiety disorder caused me to be depressed. Waking up with a […]
In the throes of a panic attack it's very common to think we're going to have a heart attack. In an attempt at self-preservation we may react by avoiding the anxious feelings with all our might. Today we're re-posting a great read, "Anxiety Won't Kill You" from the the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. … Continue reading Anxiety Won’t Kill You
In our zealousness to "fix" anxiety we often get in our own way. I lived for years trying to avoid anxiety by removing myself from situations that I thought may provoke panic. I would also avoid anxiety by taking medications to try to stay ahead of it before anxiety hit. The fact is that acceptance … Continue reading Butterfly Struggles and Anxiety
Living with anxiety or an anxiety disorder can seem like a life not worth living. I should know, I felt the same just over 60 days ago. Everyone has struggles to one extent or another. Some may seem larger than others but the truth is it’s all relative. Even celebrities who seemingly have it all … Continue reading How to Help those with Anxiety Disorders
Did you know there is a strong connection to anxiety and diet? In a recent collaboration with Anxiety and Liz we have covered the impact of diet on anxiety including serotonin and probiotics. After all, if we can affect or even mildly improve anxiety with what we eat, and we become healthier in the process, … Continue reading Put Anxiety on a Diet!
Anxiety can feel like a physical battle as much as a mental one but there is one technique you can use to help manage anxious feelings – breathing. Breathing in a meaningful and thoughtful way to manage anxious feelings increases the supply of oxygen to your brain and stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system, which promotes … Continue reading One Simple Breathing Exercise for Anxiety