are anxiety medications good or bad

I’ve been getting a ton of emails lately asking about anxiety medications. Mainly things like: What are the long term effects of anxiety medications Have I ever tried Ativan How to stop taking anxiety medications if taken already for a while All fantastic questions. Trust...

happiness and mental health

Life is difficult and we all have responsibilities that are dull, difficult, and sometimes, just plain depressing. These need to be balanced out with activities you enjoy. This is especially essential for those currently in unfulfilling careers or other lifestyle situations. Sometimes...

dirty environment anxiety

Clutter may not actually kill you physically, but it will increase distraction and kill your natural creativity, focus, clarity, and ultimately your mental health all together. Cleanliness, or at least the perception of it, also increases the value of an item or even a person. A...

motivation the truth

Motivation often comes during the task and after the task is completed, not before! This is especially the case if you happen to be feeling depressed, anxious, angry or ‘off’ in some other kind of way. As you NOW ACT and keep ACTING NOW, that is when the motivation begins to...

negative thought patterns

STOP TRYING TO FULLY CONTROL YOUR MIND! You will lose, every time! I assume you are familiar with the metaphor of “the elephant in the room.” It relates to the idea that there is something in the room (either a physical room or your mind), and the more you try to avoid it, the...

anxiety test

Have you ever had that moment when you wake up in the morning with new vigor, and zest for life, only to realize how temporary that feeling really is? Quickly your memory kicks in as you make your way from the bed to your closet, and by the time you get in the shower, fear has again…...

how to stop gym anxiety

Spring has finally come in the Northern hemisphere, and that means that summer is hot on our heels. With the warmer weather, many people are opting for outdoor exercise activities, while others are making the commitment to join a gym to get ready for bathing suit weather. Gyms generally...

television and anxiety

Television is something that almost everyone in industrialized countries do on a daily basis, especially nowadays where there are so many high-tech gadgets that allow for video streaming. Sadly, most people don’t realize how harmful watching television and using these gadgets...

The Anxiety Epidemic

The definition of an epidemic is a follows: “a widespread occurrence of an infectious disease in a community at a particular time.” Now I wouldn’t characterize anxiety, and anxiety disorders as a disease myself, but more along the lines of ‘an extended period...

a good anxiety coach

Unfortunately, not everyone can afford a good therapist or anxiety life coach, although many of us could use that expert advice and supreme listener, especially if we suffer from chronic anxiety. Having these types of attacks can significantly degrade our quality of life and impair...