ANXIETY According to the National Institute of Mental Health, anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness affecting almost 40 million Americans. There are many types of anxiety disorders: generalized anxiety, panic disorder, social anxiety, post-traumatic stress, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Learn more about each here. Anxiety is highly treatable yet only one third of individuals seek … Continue reading Are You Wired For Anxiety?
This has been a weird week, a lot of changes in my personal life potentially coming down the pike, uncertainty, being stuck in limbo, not knowing. My business has been a little slower partly because of summer, partly because people are getting better. Regardless, the past couple of months have been a roller coaster ride, … Continue reading Tomorrow Is A Brand New Day
Codependency seems to be the theme with the clients I see recently. Being codependent means you have the tendency to behave in an overly passive or caretaking way which puts your needs last and the other person’s first. This is the opposite of selfish. It’s being completely unselfish. In a harsh, competitive world filled of … Continue reading Codependency: An introduction
Since the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, AT&T U-Verse made TV Japan available to the public so everybody could follow what was happening. Sure enough, I got sucked in. How could I not? The images are extraordinary, like something out of an apocalypse movie. It’s hard to believe this actually happened and is still happening. … Continue reading On secondary experiences and secondary trauma
I took a survey today on my current stress level. With a score of 35, I’m at a moderate level which is understandable given the changes in my life and the time of the year (the holidays are always stressful). Of course this has to be the reason why Insomnia has been visiting me every … Continue reading Doing the stress dance