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How to Use The 5 Senses Exercise to Cope With Anxiety and Panic

How to Use The 5 Senses Exercise to Cope With Anxiety and Panic

What is anxiety? Anxiety disorders are one of the most common mental health disorders in the United States. Anxiety typically involves intense, uncontrollable terror or dread. Additional symptoms may include increased heartbeat, sweating, shortness of breath, muscle tension, racing thoughts, and stomach ache. Chronic symptoms can interfere with activities of daily living, work performance, and [...]

8 Ways to Find Work-Life Balance

8 Ways to Find Work-Life Balance

A person's ability to achieve a health balance between professional and personal life directly contributes to overall happiness and job performance. According to Small Business Trends, 66% of full time employees believe they lack a healthy work-life balance. For employers, this relates to poor productivity, low morale, and high turnover. For individuals, this means missing [...]

Taking a Time Out

I am currently on the road with Cape Cod, MA as the destination. My sister is driving with mom in the passenger seat, and I'm in the back tucked in tight between my brother and my nephew. We woke up bright and early and rolled into the car at around 6:30am. After realizing I hadn't [...]

How Live Your True North Began

How Live Your True North Began

My History With Depression In October 2018, my therapist diagnosed me with depression after spending months struggling with chronic unhappiness. Although I seemed content from the outside, I constantly struggled with irritability, sadness, and loneliness. I paid horrible attention to my daily needs, and I spent a great deal of time wrapping myself up like a blanket [...]

Suicide Prevention: Fact or Fiction

Suicide Prevention: Fact or Fiction

Each year, September brings a slight chill to Pennsylvania, generating anticipation for changing leaves, crisp air, bulky sweaters, and hot apple cider. It also brings a deeper sense of purpose and passion to those acknowledging September as National Suicide Prevention Month. All month, individuals around the world work together to spread suicide prevention awareness. Suicide [...]

What Is Depression?

What Is Depression?

Depression is as prevalent as the common cold. The Anxiety and Depression Association of America estimates that 264 million people around the world live with depression. Most people experience sadness, loneliness, or fear. These feelings are a normal part of life. However, depression involves clinical levels of low mood that impacts a persona's ability to [...]