Unlike fear, anxiety is all about perceived future based threats – the ‘what-ifs’ that we all experience from time to time. Anxiety tells us to fight or run (which, if we are under threat, would be the right thing to do!) however, paradoxically, if the anxiety alarm rings when it doesn’t need to and we respond, we actually reinforce it. [Read more…]
Do you know how to describe your emotions? Can you put words to the way you feel when you’re angry, sad, or happy? If not, don’t worry – you’re not alone. Many people find it difficult to articulate their feelings. [Read more…]
We welcome guest author Gabie Lazareff, a certified health coach, yoga teacher and freelance nutrition & wellness writer. After years of navigating the messy waters of mental health, her mission is to share her experiences and advice with others.
Through breathing, the simple practice of breathing, with intent on a regular basis can help to decrease anxiety. But how does breathing decrease anxiety? And what does breathing have to do with yoga?
An interesting piece by Tim, our resident guest writer taking a look at NLP.
I seem to be tripping over folk in Psychology Today at the moment. I blame Bob, because he’s highlighting articles that are worthy of our attention through his Twitter account. He showed me this piece, How To Deal With Nerves Before A Presentation and I almost like it.
“Will you never stop criticising?” I hear you yell at me!
And the answer is that I will, but in my own time. It’s just like your decision to read this piece. I’m just a smidgen critical this time, though, not angry. [Read more…]
The world we inhabit today is very different from that of our ancestors from hundreds of thousands of years ago. Much of the human brain has also evolved – and some has not evolved enough!
Because we have the same (or similar) primal emotions, we have a mismatch in terms of our beliefs and perceptions arising out of societal conditioning and modern living, resulting for so many of us in chronic stress and anxiety. [Read more…]
Cortisol is known as the stress hormone and when this is elevated over longer than optimal periods, it can lead to emotional, psychological, and physical harm. So, how can we reduce cortisol to improve our health? [Read more…]
It is neither a weakness or a failing to suffer the symptoms of anxiety. Whether we suffer intermittently right now, or most of the time, we CAN always do something to help reduce – and even remove the sense of dread associated with it. Read on to see my tips for a less anxious life. [Read more…]
Guest writer, Jane, shares her experiences with anxiety and hormones – including her top five tips for dealing with a situation that many women face.
Years ago, I watched a hospital type documentary where one of the nurses described having up to 10 ‘hot flushes’ per day and how she purposely kept her hair short as her hair would get completely soaked. It was an incredible story which has stuck in my mind to this day and can now relate to, even if not as extreme. [Read more…]
Stop fighting it; it’ll only get stronger. How am I any different from some of you? Acceptance is key, but how? [Read more…]