It’s well-known that people with chronic illnesses or disabilities face greater challenges than most individuals in their day-to-day lives. From everyday tasks that most people take for granted to more significant challenges, people with disabilities often work harder than others just to get by. They may have trouble completing simple tasks, caring for themselves, or connecting with their peers. As
Sometimes, the feelings of depression and fatigue don’t add up this time of year. When the streets are lined with twinkling lights and holiday fun, why is your mood just now taking a turn for the worse? It’s not uncommon for a sense of gloom to settle in as the days grow shorter and the weather colder. It’s like, no
There’s nothing quite like feeling overwhelmed. It’s the sinking feeling you get once you realize that you’ve bitten off more than you can chew. Or like there is more beyond your control than what’s within it. Sometimes you want to curl up in a ball and make it all go away, but you can’t. You have to keep going, even
You’re at work, and you’ve got a lot on your plate. You’re answering emails, talking on the phone, and typing up a report simultaneously. It seems like you’re getting a lot done, but are you really? In our fast-paced, constantly-connected world, it’s no wonder that multitasking has become the norm. In some situations, it seems unavoidable. You might be up
When you’re quick-tempered, it might be hard to believe that most people can relate. But anger gets the best of us (of all of us), and it brings out the worst in us. One minute you’re calm and in control; the next, you’re yelling or throwing something into a wall. When everything feels like it’s spinning out of control, it’s
Let’s face it, we all deal with stress to some extent. This is especially true during these uncertain times. Stress is a natural response to a perceived threat (the fight-or-flight response) that dates bac k to our ancestors. Not all stress is bad However, when you feel stressed, your body experiences a collection of changes known as your stress response.
Currently, Washingtonians are to stay at home- except for essential activities like grocery shopping and doctor’s appointments. All public and private social, spiritual and recreational gatherings are banned. All non-essential businesses are closed. Of course, these safety measures are in place to help slow the spread of COVID-19, but they can also cause anxiety and panic for many. The key
Fear about the coronavirus has gripped our area greatly. Now, it’s hitting much closer to home as the coronavirus outbreak continues to spread through the Seattle area. The introduction of any new illness can be frightening, but those fears are easily intensified when you’re in a ‘hot spot’ like Seattle. During this time of unknown conditions and rising fears, it’s
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