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MAKING IT BETTER: Does Fear and Anxiety Hold You Back?

Let’s start off being very clear that fear and anxiety are not the same thing. I have had my share of both. Fear is a response to a real or perceived imminent threat. Anxiety on the other hand is an emotional fear of expected or anticipated threat. It can be an unfocussed worry; feelings of […]

Do You Know What Anxiety Really Feels Like?

Do You Know What Anxiety Really Feels Like?

Anxiety isn’t rare. In fact, it affects “40 million adults in the United States age 18 and older,” according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA). Generally, doctors and specialists define anxiety as being in a trance of worries and fears about an ambiguous future. This spell comes from a fixation on an […]

4 Legit Excuses To Take A Mental Health Day

4 Legit Excuses To Take A Mental Health Day

Staying home from work when you’re sick is a no-brainer. Sure, we all know those people who still come in with a nasty cold because they want to prove that a virus isn’t going to stop them from performing their role—we’re a country of chronic workaholics, after all. But for the most part, we know that […]

7 Ways To Reduce Stress and Anxiety

7 Ways To Reduce Stress and Anxiety

When it comes to combating stress, Deepak Chopra’s advice is surprisingly simple: “Take care of yourself,” he told Entrepreneur during a recent phone interview. Unfortunately, taking care of Number One is easier said than done for entrepreneurs. They’re often a weary lot that burn the candle at both ends. Most work long hours hustling their […]

Is Being a Workaholic a Symptom of Anxiety or Depression?

Is Being a Workaholic a Symptom of Anxiety or Depression?

Dedication to your work is important, especially when you’re launching a business, but according to a new study, an inclination to be on call or in the office 24/7 could actually be a symptom of a larger mental health issue. Researchers from Norway’s University of Bergen, Yale and Nottingham Trent University surveyed 16,426 Norwegian workers […]

5 Things to Remember When You Feel Insecure

5 Things to Remember When You Feel Insecure

Let’s be real. Everyone feels unsure. Some may struggle with it more than others, but nobody is exempt. It’s how we respond in the face of that uncertainty that makes the difference–whether we allow it to feed us or frighten us. Fortunately, it’s not a matter of chance. There are techniques to reconnect with your […]

What No One Tells You About Having Anxiety

What No One Tells You About Having Anxiety

Keep this in mind the next time you think someone with anxiety is just “worrying too much.” The mental health disorder, which affects nearly 40 million American adults, can touch multiple facets of a person’s life. Not only does it come with crippling emotional and physical symptoms, it has a complex way of affecting everyday thoughts, activities […]

4 Mind Tricks to Try When Anxiety Strikes

4 Mind Tricks to Try When Anxiety Strikes

I like a good inspirational quote. Pair it with a well-filtered shot of snowcapped mountains and I’m your newest Instagram follower. I particularly like quotes pertaining to conquering fear because that’s been a serious impediment for me. FDR’s “You have nothing to fear but fear itself” quote still ranks among my favorites to revisit and […]