Anxiety and Emotions

How to Get Along with Political Opposites

So you’ve survived Thanksgiving dinner and your family is still intact. Or maybe it isn’t. Either way, it’s difficult to navigate social situations when friends and family have opposite political affiliations. Studies show people not only disagree, sometimes unpleasantly, but also discriminate against those whose party affiliations oppose their own. You are bound to encounter family and friends with conflicting…

What Kind of Procrastinator Are You?

Most people procrastinate from time to time. It’s human nature to put off unpleasant tasks. But when you do, you spend time in a state of angst with a cloud hanging over your head. Even if you push away the thought of what you need to do, it’s still there, in the back of your mind, bothering you subconsciously. And…

Do You Suffer from Post-Election Stress?

Republican or Democrat, many people are experiencing post-election anxiety in this country. It doesn’t matter who you voted for—or even if you didn’t vote—the country is undergoing change and change always causes a certain amount of apprehension. Nor does it matter what your ethnicity is—black, Latino, white—all have some who have found that the election is a source of stress,…

Get Better Sleep

Feeling cranky? Out of sorts? Sleep may be the culprit. Or rather, lack of good, quality sleep can contribute to your bad moods. In fact, it can lead to depression. And lack of sleep has been found to play a part in greater risks for heart disease, diabetes, even obesity. But getting good sleep can be difficult. Here are some…

Are You Sleeping?

Ahhh. Sweet sleep. Restorative, life-enhancing sleep. Sleep that, when it doesn’t come easily, can make us obsess over it. Sleep, that wonderful state that so often eludes us. When we don’t get enough sleep, nights become a pillow-pushing, cover-wrestling, leg-kicking nightmare. And sometimes the lack of it goes hand in hand with depression. Or maybe it’s the other way around.…

Conquer Negative Thinking

Negativity can stress you out and block the happiness you could enjoy. If you could only recalibrate your brain to reduce negative thinking that the human race comes by honestly. Negative thoughts were once valuable in helping early humans avoid danger. And negative thinking can also be a result of unhappy childhood habits brought on by being teased or bullied.…

PTSD – More Common Than You Think

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a condition that’s triggered by a terrifying event that has deeply affected you. While PTSD-triggered events are often associated with wartime combat, they can also include car crashes or other accidents, natural disasters, sexual assaults or other violet attacks. If you suffer from PTSD, you are one of about 5 million people in the United…

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