Am I self-medicating?

Everyone deals with stress differently. And, the last year has been filled with a ton of different emotions – anger, anxiety, stress, sadness. Everyone is looking for a way to relax and just shut everything out. You may find yourself reaching for a drink, lighting up a joint, or taking prescriptions to fall asleep or…

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Returning to Work? Tips for Minding Your Mental Health

Managing Anxiety When Returning to Work We can all agree that our lives look a lot different than they did a year ago. Gradually, we are happy to resume our normal activities. But many of us still have a sense of anxiety especially when it comes to returning to work – especially if we are…

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Avoiding Thanksgiving Stress

Does the Thanksgiving weekend bring memories of fun times with family, playing football outside in the crunchy leaves and shopping until you drop? Or is it more like a nightmare of tipsy relatives bickering and complaining? Does preparing the Thanksgiving meal give you enjoyment or is a herculean task that has you stressed from Halloween…

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Holiday eating anxiety – tips on how to handle the holidays

Don’t let the holidays eat at you. The holidays are here – a time of joy and celebration, spending time with family and friends and eating a little more than usual. But if you suffer from an eating disorder such as anorexia, bulimia or binge eating, the holidays can be torture bringing tremendous stress, anxiety,…

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Stressing Out: 7 Ways to Cope with Situational Anxiety

If you suffer situational anxiety, you’re in good company. Many people experience heightened stress when faced with worrisome events or changing circumstances. Anticipating the anxiety itself can cause even more stress, which only makes matters worse. But have no fear; there are ways to cope with situational anxiety that are easy, effective, and at your…

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Kids & Stress

Is Your Child Stressed Out? Adult often have a mental picture of childhood as a happy, worry-free time in life. But just like adults who are juggling work, family and personal responsibilities, children can feel stress. What is stress?   Stress is emotional or mental strain that is caused by anxiety, pressure, worry or activity.…

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