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6 Signs You Might Be Struggling With Anxiety

  It is completely normal to have some anxiety from time to time such as when you are going to a new job interview or you have a project and need to present it to a group of people. However, for some people anxiety the occurrences become more frequent and  forceful making even daily tasks a struggle.   Anxiety comes...[ read more ]

What are Panic Attacks and How to Effectively Manage them

Signs and Symptoms A panic attack is a sudden surge of a mounting physiological arousal that suddenly occurs with no warning or in response to thinking about a phobic situation. The bodily sensations that occur with the onset of an attack can include heart palpitations, shortness of breath, tightening in the chest, choking sensations, dizziness, sweating, shaking, and/or tingling in...[ read more ]

8 ways to take care of yourself this weekend.

This week might have been full of demanding work and family tasks leading you to feel stressed and overwhelmed. Although we would love to meet all of our expectations full of energy and motivation truthfully it can lead us on a cycle of avoiding our physical and mental health to meet the demands of everything else. You don’t have to...[ read more ]

The 3 A’s of Mindful Living 

Being mindful means being in the moment without judgement as a impartial observer. It is the ability to stay present without getting stuck in thought patterns that sidetrack you. It’s the ability to be in a heightened state of sensory awareness allowing you to see things in a more conscious and clear way. Mindfulness is an increased awareness of ourselves...[ read more ]

Self-Soothing for regulating your mood, increasing self compassion, and overall emotional well being.

One way to increase self-love is through compassion. Self-compassion isn’t any different that showing compassion to others. When you are compassionate towards others what does that feel like? It may increase your awareness that someone is hurting. Once you acknowledge another persons pain you may feel warmth, caring and a need to help them alleviate their pain in some way....[ read more ]

6 effective ways to boost your self-esteem when you have depression and anxiety.

Depression and Anxiety can often make your self esteem lower because you are more vulnerable to self-destructive thoughts and thought patterns. However, these are many ways to help increase your self esteem and feel worthy again.  Starting your day with gratitude: Gratitude allows you to stop and appreciate all that is well in your world, including you! Appreciating all of...[ read more ]

3 practical exercises to alleviate your stress now and get you back to enjoying your life again

Does it feel like  balancing life and work is getting more challenging. You find yourself up at night worrying about tomorrow. Does it feel as though you are tense and irritable? A lot of people feel stressed due to the long hours at work and commuting. Do you find yourself getting home to just sit in front of the TV...[ read more ]

10 Ways to Beat Anxiety

According to the Mayo Clinic, as many as 3 million people will suffer from anxiety each year. Anxiety can be diagnosed in early childhood and throughout adulthood. Anxiety can sometimes be triggered by work, financial situations, illness, or relationship stress, at other times no specific trigger can be identified. Not everyone will experience the same level of anxiety symptoms which...[ read more ]

Quotes about Self-Love

Self-love is one of the most important things we can do for ourselves, yet we are often our own worst critic. Self-love begins with compassion and accepting both our strengths and imperfections.  I have put together a list of quotes to inspire self-love and acceptance. I hope they can inspire you to know your worth. “Let go of who you...[ read more ]

Managing holiday stress

The holidays are here again and although it can bring joy and happiness it can also feel overwhelming and stressful. During this time of year, we often overindulge in many ways including spending, overextending ourselves, drinking and eating too much which can all wreak havoc on how we feel. It is important that you increase ways to manage stress in...[ read more ]



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