10 Tips To Help Your Kids Get A Good Night’s Sleep To Reduce Anxiety

All of us have seen what happens to our kids if they skip a nap or go to bed too late (can we say cranky monster on the loose?!). But did you know that sleep deprivation can also make them more anxious? Sleep plays a major role in how we function. Every expert I have spoken to has pointed out the importance in getting a good night’s sleep to manage anxiety....more

Healthy and Scared

When I was younger, I used to get a lot of stomach issues; heartburn, pains, bloating. I also had pretty bad health anxiety. These two things are not a good combination. Over the course of a couple of years I took every kind of antacid known to man, messed around with my diet and sat in multiple doctor's offices convinced that it was only a matter of time before they diagnosed a severe bleeding ulcer....more

Tips for dealing with anxiety

An article recently came to my attention that gives a lot of really good tips if you're a person who is dealing with anxiety. It is known that women typically deal with anxiety more than men, whether that is because of gender roles, I'm not sure. But, nonetheless, it is true that many new mothers are anxiety stricken. I happen to (used to) be one of them, dealing with anxiety on a rare basis now....more

Do- Anywhere Yoga Hacks to Calm the Anxious You

It is well established that anxiety is the base of stress, tension and discomfort. It is also a silent killer. Don’t fall prey to hypertension and elevated blood pressure, along with susceptibility to heart diseases and lifestyle disorders. Get your health in order, using these stress-relieving exercises to calm your senses and soothe your nerves....more

"I'm mad as hell, and I'm not going to take it anymore!"

Have you noticed lately that everyone is becoming more edgy and cranky? Last week, The New York Times ran a story by Claire Martin about a business that provides “Anger Rooms”, where people pay to take a bat and beat up TV’s and other “smashable” objects to release their repressed rage.This new idea for a business doesn’t surprise me much as I have been noticing, at an alarming rate of increase, that people behind the wheel of their cars, or just standing on line getting coffee are, at best, short fused....more

Anywhere Yoga Hacks to Calm the Anxious You

Anxiety is the base of stress, tension and discomfort. It is also a silent killer. Don’t fall prey to hypertension and elevated blood pressure, along with susceptibility to heart diseases and lifestyle disorders. Enrich your yoga practice using these stress-relieving exercises to calm your senses and soothe your nerves. Anxiety can be overpowering and modern life is full of challenges. Yoga can help you to overcome these....more

Reckoning the leaves of change

Today I walked around campus as it was snowing leaves of change. Yellow and orange flutters signaling a shift in season, so poignant on the eve of the most contentious election of my lifetime.Remarkable foliage at Sacramento State!Strolling under great canopies of color, I tried to concentrate on the Fall splendor and quell my anxiety about the next 28 to 70,000 hours....more

just breathe

Well, hello there. Hi! I feel like I'm finally back at school after a long sickness absence (think mono length) and the teacher is calling role, and I finally get to say PRESENT! or HERE! or whatever kids are saying these days. Oh, what's that? Nobody calls role anymore because it's 2016 and #technology? Cool. ...more

Things I am Anxious About Right Now: Vol. 1

I am pregnant (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) with our first child… I am also an inherently anxious person. So now, I fear all of the things. Here’s what’s freaking me out this week:...more

7 Tips For Coping on Your Worst Days

Before we begin, let's make it clear, I am not a psychiatrist. Nor do I have the secret to magically transcend anxiety or stress. If experience is education, however, I do feel pretty comfortable speaking on the subject. Although my ability to speak freely and calmly about how I handle these things is, at best, a recent development. ...more
What really helps me is looking ahead and thinking that while things might not be so great at ...more
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