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How to Reduce Worry and Rumination

Worrying is something we all do. Even the most laid-back person worries about something. We worry about our futures, our jobs, and our relationships (just to name a few). It is something we all do. Sometimes those worries lead to rumination. Worries can grow into almost an obsession where they dominate our thoughts. Those thoughts […]

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10 Signs You Might Be a Perfectionist

Perfectionism contributes to high stress and anxiety. There can be confusion sorting through what is high achieving vs perfectionism. The critical difference is that perfectionism is the need to achieve self-imposed, unreasonable or even unattainable objectives. Perfectionists suffer from a chronic feeling that it is “never enough.”  This inner distress gets in the way of […]

overthinking

How to Stop Overthinking?

Do you have the tendency to overthink or overanalyze things? Think about a time you gave an important presentation, had a conversation with someone you wanted to impress, or went to a party and talked to people you had never met before. When the presentation is over, the conversation ends, and the party is over, […]

social anxiety

Good Jobs for People with Social Anxiety

Plainly put, finding a job is stressful.  You must study job postings, spruce up your resume, and dress to impress.  If you are lucky enough to get a response to your spectacularly worded cover letter, you are invited to interview for a position.  You then have a set period of time to “wow” your potential […]

music anxiety

Can Music Help Anxiety

Music shows great versatility and can be a powerful outlet for many people.  Some individuals have difficulty verbalizing their thoughts and feelings and use music as a means of self-expression.  Eric Clapton penned and sang Tears in Heaven, a heartfelt expression of grief after the death of his son.  Some people feel that the lyrics […]

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Have You Dreamed Your Teeth Are Falling Out? Research on Dreams and Their Meaning

We’ve all had dreams where we wake up bothered or confused by their content and often wonder what they could mean.Dreams have long been studied in a variety of cultures and civilizations, and some have connected dream meanings to emotional things that people are working through in their everyday lives. There are many conflicting beliefs […]

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Are Anxiety Chat Rooms Helpful?

Participating in an online chatroom could be tempting, particularly for individuals with anxiety.  It is often a subtle way to share your feelings and learn from others about their experiences. To some, it can feel safe since it the participation is anonymous. Many chats are easily accessible and have a low barrier of entry.  There […]

trump anxiety

Is There Such Thing as “Trump Anxiety”?

Politics has always been something that has evoked passion from many people all over the world, on all sides of the political spectrum. The discussion of how to run the country (and the world) is a topic that involves a lot of different beliefs and decisions that need to be made by a large group […]

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Why it’s Not Smart to Blog about Personal Issues

Blogging, what some people might call “blabbing” or “gossiping” about personal concerns online is a problematic issue from social and legal points of view. Online accessibility tempts far too many people to abandon or to abuse the meaning of “privacy” and “private matters,” including their own and someone else’s. Let’s look at the problem to […]

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Does Daith Piercing for Anxiety Work?

Piercings are incredibly popular and prevalent in today’s culture.  An individual can pierce many regions of the body, including the ears, nose, tongue, or belly button.  People engage in piercing for various reasons, such as self-expression, artistic appearance, or for religious and cultural purposes.  Daith piercing has recently become trendy and is believed by some […]