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5 Steps To Transform Anxiety

In 2008, I worked at a bank and the financial and housing market was experiencing a drastic down-turn and clients called daily with panic. I watched people lose their homes to foreclosure and come into the bank to yell and vent their frustrations. As I drove down the street towards work, I could feel my blood pressure rise and tears well up in my eyes. I would hyperventilate as I parked my car and wait for the wave to pass so I could go to work. The waves took longer and longer to pass as time went on which led me to seek help and try to get a grip on my escalating anxiety. I was experiencing a mental break...

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Top 3 Podcasts For Your Mental Health

Do you like listening to podcasts? I love podcasts and listening to them are actually part of my self-care routine. This free form of entertainment is my favorite go to when I am looking for some day to day inspo. There are many, many lists of awesome podcasts to choose from. There is a podcast for everyone on just about everything, especially when it comes to personal growth and wellbeing. Here are 3 of my favorites, check them out and let me know what you think. Not Another Anxiety Show Hosted by Kelli Walker, a certified health and wellness coach. This podcast is super helpful for anyone experiencing anxiety. What you'll get out of it - practical tips, resources and...

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Falling Into Self-Love

I always thought that self-love was narcissistic. I thought that it was selfish. I thought that it meant complete egotism. In the past few years, though, my opinion has completely changed. Self-love completely changed my life, and in many ways probably saved it. I’m super fortunate to have grown up in an incredible home. I knew I was loved, we always had family dinners and enough food on the table. I went to a great school, and had great friends. We had the cottage weekends, the dog, the extracurricular activities. I got to explore music, drama, and soccer (although my career in athletics was short-lived). I participated in conferences, field trips, and so much more. I was privileged. I had...

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Five Useful Things To Say To Someone Who is Depressed

"Sitting silently beside a friend who is hurting may be the best gift we can give." - unknown  What do you say to someone who’s depressed? It's difficult to find the appropriate words and this can often lead us to maybe say, well.... the wrong things. This occurs because we have been taught when someone approaches us with a problem, we must try and solve it. This is not entirely true, especially when someone is in need of emotional and mental support. Most times all that is needed is a safe space to hang out and to lend a listening ear. Try and be as present as you can, listen with all your heart and avoid falling into the urge...

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The Power of Pause

Reaction: An action performed or a feeling experienced in response to a situation or event. The mind is like that roommate you had in College that always had that idea that sounded really good initially but then after you went out for an all nighter on a Monday, you had to live with the results the rest of the week. I think we all know this roommate or could have been this roommate, present company included! The mind wants us to react to stimulus immediately without hesitation or discernment. There is no investigation of what is really happening, just blind action and then we are left to clean up whatever the result of that action entails. The very definition of...

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