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
Anxiety disorders affect millions of people - both adults and children - in the United States. In fact it's very likely that you know a child or adolescent who struggles with anxiety. Unfortunately, many with anxiety disorders are not getting treatment – an estimated 80% of children. This compounds the challenge of getting help for … Continue reading Anxiety in Children: Help with Adult-Sized Challenges
As a longtime anxiety sufferer, I had not had much success until I found ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) while in an outpatient program. This is what I learned in weeks of therapy about ACT and how it has helped me greatly. I hope it can help you or a loved one too. Read below … Continue reading ACT for Treating Anxiety
As someone with an anxiety disorder I was fortunate enough to learn some great mindfulness exercises that I hope you can benefit from too. Especially if you’re stuck in the cold that is blasting most of the U.S. you may be itching for activities to keep an anxious mind calm. One of the many things … Continue reading 3 Mindfulness Tools for Anxiety
Now that we’ve debunked common anxiety myths in a previous blog it’s time to look at why it’s important to accept anxiety. Many afflicted with anxiety disorders resort to fighting anxiety by avoiding situations that could induce it or simply ignoring it. These strategies are not effective and lead to a live of avoidance and not … Continue reading 3 Reasons to Accept Anxiety