Posts tagged anxiety

How Visualization Can Help You Deal with Anxiety Attacks

You’re about to give a speech to a room full of important people. As you make your way to the podium on shaky legs, you suddenly feel too warm, your palms sweat, a lump rises in your throat, and you think you might keel over. Anxiety feels different for everyone but there’s one constant universal truth- it’s an unpleasant experience. While some of us might…

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Break Free of Your Inner Voice and Live with an Untethered Soul

Imagine you’re at a movie theater to see a film. This theater is special, however; instead of just sitting in a seat and watching the movie, the theater completely immerses you in the experience. You are able to smell, taste, and feel everything that’s going on around you. You even hear the protagonist’s thoughts as if they were your own. According to Michael A. Singer,…

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Why You Should Do Nothing… Right Now

The Italians have an expression: “Il dolce far niente,” or “the sweetness of doing nothing.” It harkens to a long-standing tradition among Italian people to take time to simply sit back and do nothing but rejoice in those quiet moments of relaxation and reflection that, as society evolves, are becoming rarer and all the more precious. Our modern lifestyle makes the idea of doing nothing…

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Forest Bathing: The Ultimate All-Natural Therapy

The Japanese are suffering from a health crisis: High stress. With the third-highest suicide rate in the world, chronic stress has been ravaging the island nation for decades. In fact, Japan is so stressed, they even have a word, karōshi (過労死), which roughly translates to “death by overworking.” The stress crisis has led to a number of solutions in Japanese healthcare and culture. One in…

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Expressing Feelings: Why It’s Time to Embrace Your Emotions

Expressing feelings have gotten a bad rep. Social media prides us on relentless positivity, we’re encouraged to persevere through tough situations with an unwavering smile on our face and then we’re praised for being so strong. Many of us even feel ashamed when we feel a “bad” emotion like sadness or anger, and instead, we opt to keep those feelings to ourselves while we put…

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The One App to Teach You How to Handle Your Anxiety

Heart palpitations. Racing thoughts. Trembling hands and legs. This is how anxiety feels. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), 18.1% of American adults have anxiety. It’s the most common mental illness in the United States. Some anxiety is a normal part of life—stress is inevitable, and it’s perfectly normal to be anxious under stress—but when anxiety gets out of control, it…

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I Tried Different Types of Meditation Every Day This Week. This Is What I Learned 

They say meditation can have a huge impact on your mental wellbeing and increase the overall quality of your life. What used to elicit a dismissive eye roll from most people who saw meditation as a weird hobby is now practiced by millions. From improved improve focus and productivity, to alleviating the symptoms of mental illness, there are different types of meditation for everyone. Three…

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What is ASMR: ASMR Relaxation Techniques

Ever wonder what is ASMR? It stands for Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response and is characterized by experiencing a tingling sensation on the skin. It’s most commonly triggered by audio and visual media. What is ASMR? If you’ve never heard the term ASMR, you’re likely in the majority. But don’t be surprised if you’ve ever experienced the sensation. People are beginning to discover what ASMR is,…

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