Stress and anxiety are the result of physiological responses triggered by hormones in your brain. What is the goal? Protecting you. They are reflexive survival mechanisms, and it is important to remember that they are mandated by the constantly evolving brain.
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us have experienced profound changes to our daily routines. We find ourselves unable to engage in activities we enjoyed and, in many cases, unable to be with our family and friends. Perhaps one of the most drastic changes has been the transition to working from home.
Most of what you worry about will never happen. Or, if it does happen, it probably won’t happen the way you worried it would. So, for better or for worse, worrying is more of a time suck from the present than a time saver for tomorrow. But, this is all relatively old news, and we all probably know that we should try and worry less. So, how do we actually do it?
Because of the intense impact they carry, panic attacks can make us feel abnormal or isolated. It’s important to note, though, that if you suffer from panic attacks you are far from alone — up to 40% of the population will have a panic attack at some point in their life, with many of them experiencing them regularly.
New research shows that people are actually losing money by being self-critical and overly judgmental of their own choices. The main reason for this is that confidence and self-worth are being repeatedly tied to professional success.
If you’re struggling with anxiety, it can be helpful to learn about some natural, at-home remedies. Here, we share seven simple natural remedies for anxiety that might help alleviate your symptoms of anxiety in a natural and fairly inexpensive manner.
Since its founding, the United States has been built upon pillars of injustice and marginalization. Heartbreakingly, as a result, it is no surprise to us that issues such as unemployment, poverty, and poor access to healthcare strike BIPOC (black, indigenous, and people of color) communities harder than their white counterparts. Especially true in this inequality is the BIPOC communities’ disproportionate subjection to repeated, structural violence.
Here, we debunk 10 common misconceptions about mental health so that you can start a conversation with those around you on how to effectively talk about these conditions. Understanding mental illnesses and fostering mental health awareness are critical in improving the collective headspaces of our communities.
In today’s blog post, we examine six things we can do to cultivate self-love and bring it into our everyday lives.
Did you know that new research suggests that being kind to others actually makes you happier, too? Teaching empathy through kindness activities is something many teachers of young people strive to employ, but anyone can reap the benefits of doing random acts of kindness.