Anxiety About Money – How to Find Relief

Do you worry about money? Countless people do—surveys consistently find that finances are one of the most common sources of anxiety. Maybe you worry about having enough money for retirement. Or perhaps you’re living paycheck to paycheck and struggling to pay your rent or mortgage on time. Mounting credit card debt only adds to the[…]

Managing Panic Disorder in Public

Anxiety disorders, including panic disorder, are characterized by extreme fear and nervousness. The symptoms of panic disorder are often difficult to manage, and dealing with panic attacks and agoraphobia is even more challenging when you’re in public. Your anxiety about it may never go away, but you can learn to more effectively manage your symptoms in a way that[…]

This 2-Minute Exercise Helps Me Reduce My Anxiety

… and therapists recommend it   Anxiety can pack a punch. I would know: I’m one of an estimated 40 million Americans who deals with it.   Unlike the stress of everyday life, anxiety has a way of sneaking up on you. It can happen anywhere — being delayed in a hot, loud subway car or walking home after[…]

Worrying too much?

Doctors explain when anxiety becomes a problem   It can be complicated to understand what’s “good” anxiety and what is the sign of a disorder.   Throughout her life, Johanna Murphy experienced a persistent feeling that she did everything wrong. A low-level of panic often seemed present, but she simply thought this was how adults felt.  […]

Stop Worrying By Staying Present With Mindfulness

Excessive worry seems to continue to be on the rise, even impacting teens more than ever, and can have devastating consequences. Worry and stress can contribute to sleep problems, which can have serious ramifications, physical problems, and of course mental health issues, including full-blown anxiety disorders.   Let’s focus on a key mind hack that will help you[…]

Ways to Stop Dwelling on Negative Thoughts

When something’s bothering you, you know that getting your mind off of it is easier said than done. In fact, research shows that when people are instructed not to think about a specific topic, it makes it even harder to get that topic out of their minds. But rehashing negative thoughts over and over in your head,[…]

Coping With Emotional Stress

People often fall into unhealthy coping traps like rumination and avoidance coping that only exacerbate the situation. Here are some healthier ways to handle your emotional stress.   Emotional stress can be particularly painful and be challenging to deal with. Part of the reason is that thinking about a solution, or discussing solutions with a good friend — coping behaviors[…]