Posts Tagged ‘anxiety’

November 9, 2016

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Many awoke this morning feeling sad, scared, helpless, and marginalized. The United States Government was effectively overturned last night. It was accomplished ceremoniously, peacefully, and with full integrity. It wasn’t “rigged;” there was no bloodshed. Votes were counted and lines were drawn. Yes, it is good to be an American. Many of us never truly

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May 27, 2016

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No one is immune from Mental Health challenges. That’s right, no one. May is Mental Health month and what better time to dismiss the notion that someone is immune from having a mental health flare-up. I know, we all want to deny it; it is not cool to admit any sort of mental health imperfection

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March 20, 2016

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College Corner March is a pivotal month for students; as temperatures warm and days lengthen, focus can be difficult. The month begins with exciting weeks anticipating and planning Spring Break, followed by the difficult return to reality – projects, due dates, and exams. Spring cleaning may conjure the image of a middle-aged woman clawing through an

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December 8, 2015

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Have you had your DDD (a.k.a. Daily Dose of Disaster) today? Lately, it has felt as if we wake up every morning to a DDD. What is today’s DDD? Will it be a mild supplement or a mega dose? What are we to do with the constant news streams, alerts, and updates? How do we

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August 11, 2015

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We have often heard, “It’s not how you start, but how you finish.” When it comes to my day, it is how I start and how I finish. Before I knew the term, “bookending,” I was actually doing it. And perhaps we all do it. We start and end our day essentially the same way,

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August 20, 2014

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How many of us have heard these words or said them to ourselves? A wave of nervousness and anxiety rushes over you and you tell yourself- or worse yet, someone else tells you that you need to “calm down.” (Like that EVER actually works!) As counter-intuitive as it is, calming down or chillin’ out may

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March 22, 2014

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“Calm down!” It’s ironic how these two words so often elicit an opposite and emotional reaction! Our society is fraught with anxiety, relying on medication and meditation as common antidotes. As a facilitator of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, I am a passionate proponent of conquering anxiety through awareness and breath. The Case Against Staying Calm

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December 10, 2011

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The semester is almost over and distractions are everywhere! Winter break and the holidays are so close yet feel elusive with so much to do these final days. Ingredients: Calm focus Intervals Scheduling Healthy eating Exercise Sleep Instructions: Prioritize the exams that carry the most weight and will be most difficult. Create a calendar outlining

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