Five Ways to Support Your Partner When They Have Anxiety

Five Ways to Support Your Partner When They Have Anxiety

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Every relationship has its hurdles. A relationship where one person has anxiety, however, presents a unique set of challenges. The Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) reports that people with anxiety, when compared to those without anxiety, were three times more likely to avoid intimacy with their partner and two times more likely to experience at least one relationship problem. Five Ways to Support Your Partner When They Have Anxiety Accept Them as They Are  When someone is under stress or anxiety, it’s difficult for them not to feel that way. Telling someone not to have anxiety or expecting...

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3 Ways to Decrease Stress and Improve Heart Health

3 Ways to Decrease Stress and Improve Heart Health

American Heart Month February is the month of hearts—both literally and figuratively. It’s the month of chocolates, roses, and cardiovascular health. February is when the nation celebrates American Heart Month to raise awareness about how vital heart health is. Unlike the other muscles in our body, the heart is continuously in motion, working hard to push blood through our veins and arteries. It never gets to rest. Perhaps because it’s always working, we don’t notice it much. We go about, sure in the belief that it will always be able to do the job until it can’t.   American Heart...

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5 Tips to Overcome Working Mom Stress

5 Tips to Overcome Working Mom Stress

If Instagram were any indication you’d think being a working mom was about perfectly coiffed kids and meal prepped lunches with artfully arranged food. Social media shows us perfectly curated photos of motherhood. It’s vital that we understand how far those photos are from the truth. Being a mother is full of beautiful highs and deep lows. It’s about the biggest love and the hardest frustrations. Add work to the mix, along with chores and bills and a marriage, and working mom stress can build up. The American Psychological Association (APA) notes that women are much more likely than men...

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Surviving, and Enjoying, Social Events

Surviving, and Enjoying, Social Events

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When it comes to parties and social gatherings, here's the secret: Everyone is worried about themselves. In general, most people feel a degree of self-consciousness during social events. Even extroverted social butterflies can feel stress before large gatherings! The stress is heightened for people with anxiety. Social events can be unpredictable, with the capacity to bring about the unknown and unexpected. The fear of the unknown, and the increased sensory stimulation, lead people with anxiety to focus inward on themselves.  “What if everyone is looking at me?” "What if I say something wrong?" Those questions are familiar to anyone who...

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Set a New Year’s Evolution

Set a New Year’s Evolution

The start of a new year can feel exciting and full of opportunity for some people. However, for someone struggling with anxiety, the new year can be daunting.   A New Year's resolution provides us with a way to jump-start the new year. Resolutions give us a topic to write into our stories, filling the blank slate of the unknown. Those promises we make at the start of the year is a way to reflect on what we would like to improve in ourselves.  Resolutions inspire insightfulness and self-reflection. However, for someone with anxiety, the pressure of a resolution can feel...

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