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[…]

Cognitive Costs of Multitasking

Multitasking can reduce productivity, but it might also impact brain health   Multitasking seems like a great way to get a lot done at once. While it might seem like you are accomplishing many things at once, research has shown that our brains are not nearly as good at handling multiple tasks as we like[…]

How Music Helps Us Be More Creative

A new study suggests that listening to happy music promotes more divergent thinking—a key element of creativity.   In today’s world, creative thinking is needed more than ever. Not only do many businesses seek creative minds to fill their ranks, but the kinds of complex social problems we face could also use a good dose[…]