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

How to Manage Stress Around the Holidays

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The holidays are just around the corner, and visions of spending time with family and friends are enough to make anyone look forward to this time of year. The time off work doesn’t hurt, either. But, for many people, the holidays can be a source of stress. They can often throw you off your normal routine, add extra events and … Read More

How to Create Change That Can Actually Stick

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Changing problematic behavior isn’t easy.  Even if you have the best of intentions, you’re dedicated, and initially motivated, it’s still difficult to stick with a positive change to see it through.  Why? The brain likes habits. It likes routine and familiarity. When you’ve been acting a certain way and living out a routine and behaviors for so long, your brain … Read More

How to Manage Anxiety About Going into the Office

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Thousands of people in the U.S. had to deal with changes in the way they work every day. For many, that meant working remotely for well over a year. Now, some companies are encouraging their employees to return to work in person. But, with so much uncertainty still circulating, it’s normal to feel uneasy and anxious about going back to … Read More

4 Ways to Calm an Active Mind

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Do you feel like your mind is always “running”? Maybe you wish there were some kind of “off” switch you could push on occasion, just to find some peace and relax.  An active mind is not always a bad thing. But it can be exhausting and overwhelming when it takes over. When that happens, and you feel you can’t control … Read More

3 Breathing Exercises You Can Try for Anxiety

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Our bodies are amazing. They pay attention and respond instinctively to everything around us, even when we’re not aware of it. As the body takes in physical sensations, it also sends them as messages to the brain, which can affect our emotions and mood. Our body automatically responds to stress and anxiety through the fight-or-flight system. When this happens, automatic … Read More