Tag: Anxiety

27
Nov

5 Ways to Beat Holiday Depression and Stress

This year we’re all facing a shift in holiday traditions to some extent. The restrictions, regulations, and safety measures brought on by COVID-19 continue to create unprecedented times and the holiday season is no exception. Many people might have to let go of treasured holiday traditions this year which can be really challenging. The truth is, the holidays can be

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18
Aug

How Covid-19 Adds To The Complexity of Depression

Here we are more than six months into the coronavirus outbreak and it’s clear we still have a long road ahead. This is a distressing, uncertain time. Maybe you are grieving the loss of a loved one or the loss of your day to day routine before the outbreak. Perhaps you are experiencing financial stress or job loss. You may

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21
Jul

How To Get Out of Rut: A Few Strategies to Help You Get Unstuck

Feeling down in the dumps lately?  Tired of the way things are in life? Angry about the cause and actions of what’s happening downtown? Sick of feeling stuck in a mindless routine day after day? We all go through times when it feels like we’re in a rut. It’s not uncommon to feel like you’re just going through the motions,

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8
Jun

How To Move Forward One Step At A Time

Before COVID-19, a little bit of worry was just part of life. Now, heightened levels of anxiety seem to be universal. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, approximately 40 million Americans suffer from diagnosed anxiety. But now we’re living through unprecedented and challenging times full of concerns about our health and the economy, everyone is prone to

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14
May

A Closer Look At What Mindfulness Does To Your Brain

Mindfulness is a new buzzword that’s turned into a multibillion-dollar industry. From meditation apps like Calm and Headspace to yoga and meditation studios popping up around every corner, it’s clear that the mindfulness movement is in full swing. But what is mindfulness exactly and why all the hype? We live in a hyperconnected world where it’s easy for us to

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23
Apr

Understanding Negative Responses To Stess & How To Handle Them

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.

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10
Apr

Healthy Ways to Combat Social Isolation and Loneliness During COVID-19 Regulations

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

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17
Jan

What To Do When Medications Aren’t Enough?

No matter how hard we try to stay positive and motivated, we all have bad days. After all, no one is immune to life’s challenges or setbacks. It’s also safe to say that we’ve all experienced sadness- and will likely face it again at some point in our lives. In fact, sadness is a normal human emotion that’s usually triggered

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17
Jan

Benefits of TMS Therapy

The Life-Changing Benefits of TMS Therapy for Depression Depression is so much more than just feeling sad. It’s a complex medical condition that can be crippling for those who suffer. Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) is a debilitating illness associated with frequent relapses, persistent symptoms, and incomplete recovery. MDD can interfere with daily activities, causing persistent feelings of sadness, loss of

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