Lessons OCD Has Taught Me

Check out this personal account from Made of Millions of a personal empowerment while working through the challenges of living with OCD. Lessons OCD Has Taught Me Lessons OCD Has Taught Me By confronting my disorder, I uncovered new truths about myself. Written by Heather Nelson Heather is a writer, runner and dog lover, who’s learning to cope with OCD through...[ read more ]

Due Diligence or Perfectionism? Navigating Quarantine 2020 Imperfectly

Check out this helpful article from Sheppard Pratt on navigating the pandemic. Due diligence or perfectionism? by: Molly Schiffer, LCPC People have been asking on a regular basis how my clients are managing during the pandemic. Their question is usually followed by, “it must be really difficult with all the handwashing and wearing masks.” Their well-meaning but misguided assumption is that...[ read more ]

Georgia Health News

One of our own was interviewed regarding the effects of uncertainty during COVID-19.  Check out what Chris Mayo has to say in this article by the Georgia Health News, Living with anxiety amid fallout from a pandemic. The COVID-19 crisis could have a detrimental effect on some people already struggling with anxiety, Mayo said, because they see other people’s reactions...[ read more ]

COVID-19 Anxiety

On January 1st, if someone had predicted by springtime, our environment would be so dangerous I could not take my children to a movie, I would not have believed them.  But, here we are living the stressful COVID-19 reality and wondering how long it will last. This week, I left home to forage food for my family at a local...[ read more ]

How to Cope with the Stress and Anxiety Caused by COVID-19

If you’re like most people, you are doing your best to stay calm during COVID-19 pandemic. But that can feel incredibly difficult at times. When not worrying about friends and loved one’s health, there’s also the conflicting information provided by the media and the economic ramifications of the virus that have people on edge.Signs of Emotional Distress and 6 Ways...[ read more ]

Staying Sane While Staying In – Mental health in the age of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)

By now, all our lives are being impacted in some way by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). There is so much information out there on how people are infected, how to wash your hands, and avoiding social interaction. We all want to be responsible in stopping the spread of the disease, so we are staying in, doing less, and avoiding...[ read more ]

Keys to Successful Therapy

Cognitive therapy has been shown over the years to be incredibly effective at helping people recognize and change their behaviors. But, as much potential as therapy has for every individual, some people seem to have success with therapy while others don’t.Some of this stems from what the individuals’ expectations were going into therapy, some from how much effort they gave,...[ read more ]

How to Help Manage a Loved One’s Anxiety

When a friend or loved one suffers from anxiety, it can be intimidating or frustrating trying to help them cope. Panic and anxiety attacks can leave the anxiety sufferer feeling any number of symptoms, and you may feel helpless and unable to support them. Here are some tips to help you manage a loved one’s anxiety.ListenLet your loved one know...[ read more ]

5 Foods & Beverages That Can Cause More Anxiety

Most people know that a healthy diet is important in managing weight and aging well. But what many people don’t realize is that the foods we eat can significantly alter our mood.While eating foods rich in protein, antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids can help fight depression and other mood disorders, eating the wrong kinds of food can cause depression and...[ read more ]

Get Some Sleep! 5 Tips for Busting Through Your Insomnia

If you find yourself struggling to fall or stay asleep, you’re not alone. Insomnia, the chronic inability to get sufficient sleep, is a common problem affecting millions of Americans. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s 2014 study, more than a third of Americans aren’t getting enough sleep on a daily basis.With a lack of sleep at the...[ read more ]

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