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Anxiety

Four Tips To Ease Your Mood Swings

Mood swings are characterized by a drastic change in emotion from one side of the spectrum to the other. For example, if at one moment you are freely going about your day, and the next moment you’re suddenly upset, irritated or hostile – then you may suffer from mood swings. Mood swings affect both men ...

Grief

Try These 7 Resiliency-Building Tips

Resiliency is more than just coping. It is excelling in both the small and large challenges of life and coming through them stronger than before. It’s the emotional strength that helps you recover quickly – and thoroughly – from change. Resiliency also helps you bounce back after any adversity. Just as spring flowers are able ...

Stress

Shrink Your Stress : How to Get Rid of Guilt

Guilt is an emotional discomfort you feel when you believe that you were responsible for something that offended or hurt someone else. Guilt can be legitimate – you may have made a mistake and you regret your words or actions, causing you to feel guilty. However, there are times when guilty feelings are unwarranted – ...

Stress

Stress Eating: Food and your Mood

Have you ever had a really dreadful day, and then began stress eating a big bowl of Brussels sprouts? No? Our emotions have a huge impact on our food choices – choices that often do not include healthy foods, like vegetables, but comfort foods instead. Chocolate is calming. Ice cream is comforting. And fried chicken ...

Anxiety

Spring Clean Your Environment

The flowers and trees are blooming and everyone is sneezing. It must be spring. Spring is a season of rebirth and change – and also lots of scrubbing, dusting, and washing, otherwise known as spring cleaning. If you are feeling overwhelmed by stacks of who knows what – the stuff clogging your closet, or the ...

Holidays

Stress-Reducing Tips For 2020

Advertisements are filling the mail, decorations are mounting in the stores and the time for planning the events of the season is here. But thoughts of all these activities can bring more stress than pleasure if we lose perspective and allow anxiety to take over. If the holidays are becoming more stressful than joyful, you ...

Anxiety

31 Tips to Boost Your Mental Health in May

Mental Health Month comes around every May – usually when the weather is just starting to become nice in many parts of the country. It might seem like a good time for spring cleaning – but not for your windows or your closet. You may have cobwebs and dust bunnies hiding in places you don’t ...

Back To School

Back-to-School Checklist for Parents

Backpack? Check. Lunchbox? Check. Pencils and paper? Check. Back-to-School time is here with the usual book and supply checklists for students. Beyond that ritual, I recommend parents have a different sort of checklist in mind as their children and teens get used to classroom life again. It’s really a check-in list to help manage a ...

Anxiety

Four Steps to Improved Mental Health

One in five Americans has a treatable mental illness, and we all experience stress. The American Academy of Family Physicians reports that two-thirds of visits to family physicians are due to stress-related symptoms. Clearly, we must consider our mental health along with physical health and recognize how they impact each other. Mental health is more ...

Anxiety

Six Money Management Tips In Any Economy

With fears of a recession on the rise, managing money has moved to the tops of a lot of people’s minds. Unfortunately, for a lot of families money management can be a challenge for a variety of factors – many of which are beyond their control. That’s why we came up with these six steps ...

Stress

How to Handle Life’s Frustrations: 6 Steps to Reduce the Stress

Computer crashes, traffic tie-ups, waiting in long lines and other unexpected problems can derail your day. How do you deal with these daily trials and troubles? If little things like losing your keys cause you to lose your mind, read on. Here are six steps for practical but deliberate decisions to handle these common life ...

Stress

How to Have Fun: 6 Stress Relievers You Need to Know

Have you lost something recently? Can you recall the last time you laughed, played or actually escaped from daily boredom and really enjoyed your life? Do you plan activities that bring you joy and laughter and bring delight with your family or friends? You may have lost sight of one particular priority – the priority ...

Stress

The Good News About Stress

Are you feeling overwhelmed, tired, anxious or frustrated? Everyone encounters stressful circumstances most every day. Stress is a natural reaction of your mind and body to external demands. The good news is that stress can also provide an invitation to improve your life and recognizing stress is an opportunity for individual growth and positive change. ...

Holidays

Five Ways to Handle Holiday Hazards

Holidays are a time to enjoy traditions, family and friends. However, we often let our behaviors prevent us from making the most of a special season. The likely result maybe tons of stress on us and our families. Here are five examples of holiday hazards, with tips to minimize these behaviors, reduce stress and enjoy ...

Anxiety

How to Change Your Life: The Courage, the Risks and the Rewards

Life can be difficult and uncertain, especially when faced with the prospect of change. Although change is often the key that will positively alter the path of our lives, we shy away from it for fear of leaving behind our comfort zones and entering into the unknown. This fear robs us of our freedom to ...

Stress

How to Stress Less (Not More)!

If you’re ready to get rid of your gloomy mood and pessimism, you’ve come to the right place! It’s time to let go of misery and reduce your stress. Here are five ways to reduce the amount of stress in your life: Don’t track your faults Keeping a full inventory of all your faults keeps ...

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