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Anxiety: Accept the Small Stuff

One of the mistaken beliefs surrounding anxiety is that everything that happens centers around you.  This mistaken belief can take on a life of its own when you are in anxiety overload.  You become a raw nerve, jumping at everything that happens around you and at everyone you come into contact with.  In such a [...]

By |May 10th, 2016|Categories: Anxiety, Happiness, PTSD, Recovery|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Anxiety: Accept the Small Stuff

Understanding Acute and Chronic Stress

Acute stress is the slam-on-the brakes kind of stress. It’s tied to a specific event that is perceived as either dangerous or demanding. Your body rallies around the emotional reaction of alarm and fear by preparing itself for fight or flight. In fact, that’s what the physical reaction is called: “the fight or flight response.” [...]

By |October 31st, 2015|Categories: Anxiety, PTSD|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Understanding Acute and Chronic Stress

Overcoming Panic Attacks

It all started with an elevator. Janice was taking the elevator up to her usual floor at work one day when the elevator malfunctioned. She was trapped inside for hours until someone was finally able to get it working properly again. As hard as it was to overcome, Janice was beginning to put it behind [...]

By |May 31st, 2014|Categories: Recovery|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Overcoming Panic Attacks

Facing Your Fears

There are so many things in life to be truly fearful of. So often we neglect those things in order to concentrate on the monsters of our own making or past. However, when we succumb to our own monsters, we can sometimes lose sight of the real risks at hand. For example, a person so [...]

By |April 28th, 2014|Categories: PTSD|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Facing Your Fears