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5 Foods to Keep Your Immune System Strong

As the events of COVID-19 continue to unfold, many of us are focusing on how we can keep ourselves and our families as healthy as possible. While social distancing and increased hand washing can be very effective at stopping the spreading of the Corona virus, it is equally important to keep our immune systems strong. With this in mind, here...[ read more ]

How to Control Your Anger

Someone slides into the parking spot you had your eye on. A coworker takes credit for your work. Your spouse runs up $200 on the credit card without discussing it first. These are things that are apt to make you angry. And that’s okay. Anger is a natural response to many life events. Like other emotions, anger helps us understand...[ read more ]

Loss of Independence in Old Age

As with most things in life, getting older comes with its good points and bad points. Speaking from a “glass is half full” point of view, getting older means having more confidence in who you are. It means enjoying retirement, traveling and getting a seat on a crowded bus or subway. But there is also another side of getting older,...[ read more ]

5 Subtle Exercises to Calm Anxiety in Public

According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, 40 million adults over the age of 18 suffer from an anxiety disorder. If you are one of them, you know how difficult your life can feel most days. When anxiety strikes, the world around us can become a sort of funhouse, only not that much fun. It’s important to be...[ read more ]

How to Set Healthy Boundaries

Relationships can only be healthy when both people have the space to be themselves and maintain their personal integrity. Sadly, many people find themselves in relationships, romantic and otherwise, with people who do not respect boundaries and feel entitled to have their needs met regardless of the other person’s. These people most likely grew up in households that were unsafe...[ read more ]

4 Healthy Ways to Distract Yourself from Anxiety

Anxiety is a natural dialogue between our mind and body. It’s a red flag that something might be going on in our surroundings that requires our attention.For most of us, anxiety is an uncomfortable but fleeting feeling that pops up on occasion during particularly stressful times. For some, anxiety may be more present and color more of their daily life....[ read more ]

How to Practice Self-Compassion

Most of us from a young age are taught how to be kind, considerate and compassionate toward others. But rarely are we told to show the same consideration to ourselves. This becomes even more true for individuals brought up in abusive or unloving homes.What is Self-Compassion?Self-compassion is taken from Buddhist psychology and refers to how we can relate to the...[ read more ]

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 ]



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