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How to Stop Obsessive Thoughts and Calm Your Mind

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“Did I pay my phone bill?” “Did I set my morning alarm?” “What I leave the house unlocked?” For someone with obsessive thoughts, these questions will sound all too familiar. Obsessive thinking is the hallmark of many mental health conditions, like anxiety, depression, and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). The cycling thoughts come unbidden, and no matter how much you try to …

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Feel Overwhelmed? Try These 10 Strategies to Reduce Stress

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“You are braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”– Christopher Robin The enigma of stress is that it can be a positive force in your life or a negative one, but it is a human condition that we can’t avoid. If you feel overwhelmed, take heart. You are absolutely not alone! And the …

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Did I Have an Anxiety Attack?

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What is an anxiety attack? It’s a pounding heart rate, difficulty breathing, gasping for air, and trembling. It can feel like complete and utter panic, even when there is nothing to fear. Many who have never experienced an anxiety attack confuse the symptoms with a heart attack, and for a good reason. A panic attack can feel many ways, for …

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8 Ways Anxiety Can Ruin Relationships & How to Stop It

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It’s probably not a surprise to hear that anxiety can be a relationship killer. If you have anxiety yourself, you know how it takes over all aspects of your life – from work to love. The old you is driven underground, while your anxiety takes over. Your anxieties aren’t fun, loving, or caring. They only focus on one thing – …

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8 Symptoms of Social Anxiety & 10 Expert Backed Tips to Beat It

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“A persistent fear of one or more social or performance situations in which the person is exposed to unfamiliar people or to possible scrutiny by others. The individual fears that he or she will act in a way (or show anxiety symptoms) that will be embarrassing and humiliating.” Does this sound all too familiar? Do you find yourself actively avoiding …

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10 Signs You Have Anxiety & 5 Ways to Reduce the Symptoms

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If the latest data tells us anything, it’s that anxiety is on the rise and especially so among younger generations. Every year close to 20 percent of American adults experience anxiety. Rates are generally higher among women, and over 50 percent of adults experience what they would consider moderate to severe impairment. But what is anxiety? Up until the last …

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CBD Oil Anxiety Treatment: Real Natural Remedy or Just Smoke and Mirrors?

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The latest craze to hit the alternative medicine circuit is CBD oil. It has been touted a panacea for everything from gastrointestinal issues to pain relief. Which begs the question “Is there evidence to support the claims that CBD comes with a plethora of health benefits like treating anxiety, or is it all just hype?”.  Although there is evidence to …

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The Best Ted Talks for People with Social Anxiety

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In the last year, roughly 7 percent of adults experienced a period of social anxiety. More than 12 percent of American adults will go through social anxiety at some point in their life, with women at higher risk of social anxiety than men (eight percent versus six percent). Adolescents also have a higher risk. With the prevalence of social anxiety …

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The Best Ted Talks for People with Anxiety

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For whatever ails you, there is a TED talk for that. The organization pulls talent from around the world to speak about their passion, their careers, and their challenges. For a long time, I assumed TED speakers were so successful that they’d never be concerned about mental illness – but I was wrong. What the TED talks have taught me …