The Ultimate Guide to Climate Change Anxiety and Mental Wellness

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Climate change is an unfortunate reality that triggers many people’s anxiety, sadness, anger, or guilt. This is called climate-related anxiety, and it is becoming more and more prevalent. Thankfully, there are ways to cope and take action!  Let’s look at why negative news stories make us anxious, five ways to manage your anxiety, and how science, education, and activism can … Read More

5 Effective Strategies to Manage Seasonal Affective Disorder

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The transition between seasons can bring excitement and challenges, often affecting our mental well-being. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a form of depression that can be triggered by these seasonal shifts, particularly in the fall and winter when daylight hours decrease.  Understanding the Roots of SAD Although not entirely understood, SAD is believed to be closely related to sunlight exposure. … Read More

Neuroplasticity and the Vicious Cycle: How Anxiety Rewires the Brain to Fuel Chronic Pain

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If you suffer from chronic pain and anxiety, then you know how these conditions can impact your quality of life. The complex relationship between these two diseases has been heavily researched, often finding that neuroplasticity (the brain’s ability to rewire based on certain stimuli) plays a role in how they coexist. In this article, we’ll investigate how worry alters brain … Read More

Breaking the Cycle: Understanding and Challenging the Negativity Bias

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Negativity bias refers to the phenomenon where negative events or information have a greater impact on an individual’s thoughts, emotions, and behavior than neutral or positive events. Negative experiences feel like they are seared into our memory while the positive ones don’t seem to stick around/ This bias is thought to have evolved as a survival mechanism, as it helped … Read More

Top 3 Tips for Coping with Anxiety

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When anxiety is a part of your everyday life, it’s easy to live with it and try to ignore its impact. With high-functioning anxiety, you still fulfill your responsibilities, get through the day, and even exceed your goals. Though you’re coping with your anxiety, it’s still adding stress and may be contributing to physical symptoms as well. If you struggle … Read More

How to heal your mind from the anxieties of developing Long-COVID

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Long COVID or long-haul COVID is a condition marked by long-term repercussions that persist or develop after the normal COVID-19 convalescence phase. This has become an epidemic in and of itself, with millions of Americans suffering from worsening symptoms daily. According to Pennsylvania State research, more than half of COVID-19 survivors experience lingering symptoms six months after recovery. “These findings … Read More

How to Get Out of an Anxiety Spiral and Take Back Control

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Anxiety is the most common mental health issue in the world, yet it can impact everyone differently. For some, however, anxiety can often feel like it’s “in control,” causing your life to spiral and making you live in constant worry or fear. It can lead to chronic pain, insomnia, or even make symptoms of trauma worse.  When you’re met with … Read More

Mental Habits that Make Anxiety Worse

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If you’re one of the millions of people who deal with anxiety on a daily basis, you might think it’s just how your brain works. It’s common for people to assume they have anxiety and there’s nothing they can do about it.  But that isn’t necessarily true.  Anxiety is, in fact, a learned habit. Over time, the habit of anxiety … Read More

How to Practice Mindfulness in Your Daily Life

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To say we’re living in uncertain, anxious times would be an understatement. You might feel on edge often, and that’s understandable considering the state of our society. Across the globe, cases of anxiety, depression, insomnia, and even chronic pain have been consistently on the rise. That’s why now, more than ever, we need mindfulness.  Mindfulness has gained a lot of … Read More

Best Daily Habits to Help Ease Anxiety

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Anxiety is one of the most common mental health conditions around the world. Thankfully, it’s also one of the most manageable.  Mild anxiety can go away on its own, but chronic anxiety often requires a mental health professional to help you work through it. If you are experiencing anxiety, there are things you can do every day to ease your … Read More