More than other problems they encounter, today’s teens believe anxiety and depression are the biggest challenges their peers face. That’s the finding of a Pew Research Center report published last month.
In a survey of 1,000 teenagers, 13-17, 70 percent … Read more “Survey: anxiety and depression are top problems for teens”
Exercise has been shown to reduce the risk of physical diseases, such as heart problems and diabetes. But research has yet to prove with certainty that physical activity can improve mental health. Now a new, large-sample study published in Lancet … Read more “Further proof that exercise improves mental health”
We know insufficient sleep can lead to an array of physical and psychological problems, such as heart disease, diabetes, depression and memory loss. But can it trigger loneliness and social isolation in individuals? That’s the conclusion of a recent University … Read more “Can sleep loss promote loneliness?”
Do you thrive on deadlines and being busy? So do many people. In fact our country’s culture often emphasizes the importance of “busy” as a valued trait, even while marketing increased leisure time activities to us.
Why do so many … Read more “How to Overcome Addiction to Busy-Ness”
How often do you avoid new experiences because you feel worried or afraid that something might go wrong? We have all had the experience of thinking, “I wish I had…” Fear of failure, fear of being noticed, fear of being … Read more “The Courage to Feel Fear”
The fearful, stressed state known as anxiety can be triggered by our thoughts and emotional reactions to events, as well as by food, environment, and medications. It takes the form of emotional and physical tension, fearful thoughts, and often, avoidance … Read more “What Triggers Anxiety and How to Heal It”
It can be tempting to turn away when faced with seemingly overwhelming challenges. But there is great power and transformation when you find the courage to stand strong in the face of fear and anxiety.
Let us be clear: we … Read more “Don’t Let Fear Win – How to Stand Strong”
No matter how stable or grounded you are, there will no doubt be times in your life when you feel stressed, anxious, or upset. At times like this, your breathing becomes shallow (or you may even unconsciously hold your breath), … Read more “Breathing Practices for Calm”
Isn’t it a joy to share our world with animals? It is important to our physical and emotional well-being to have a personal connection with the natural world in all its forms, but especially when we connect on a more … Read more “Connecting with the Animal World”
Many of us go about our days in our normal routines, not consciously aware of our thoughts. How much time might you spend in a day worrying about something?
- I need this sale to go through. What if it doesn’t?
… Read more “3 Ways to Heal Worry”