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Category: Anxiety

16 Sep
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Help Prevent Distress in Hurricane Victims

The Checklist Water, check.  Extra batteries, check.  Sandbags, check.  Non-perishable foods, check.  Every resident of Wilmington was endlessly reviewing the checklist to prepare for Hurricane Florence.  Tension was high as home improvement stores ran out of plywood and propane.  Lines at gas stations were long and many residents were disappointed when they pulled up to […]

11 Aug
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Three tips to avoid burn out

Burn out refers to the mental, physical, and/or emotional drain that is caused by stressors in one’s life.  Work is often blamed for burn out.  However, we can also be burnt out from taking care of family or friends.  We become exhausted and before we know it we’re running on fumes.  Below are three tips […]

28 Jul
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Calling all women

Bitch. A word that hits women to the core.  It is a true insult and one that many avoid.  In my college public speaking course, the class was challenged to provide a five minute speech in front of the class on the first day.  After each student took their turn, the professor remarked the women […]

All the Feels

Emotions can be tricky. Many people judge feelings or try to suppress their emotions.  It might be better just to stuff it down in a deep dark hole and not deal with it…right? Unfortunately, it is this avoiding that often leads to stress and the development of compulsive behaviors.  It is important to realize that […]

Start Dealing with Your Anxiety

It’s time for you to start beginning to address your anxiety and take control back. First, identify your worries, anxieties, and fears are and write them down on a piece of paper. We often don’t fully understand our fears and worries.  They can drive our avoidance of activities that are positive for us.  Don’t limit […]

Simple Skills to Reduce Anxiety

 Simple Skills to Reduce Anxiety Four simple skills to add to your toolbox of coping skills Ride the wave– Often times when a person experiences anxiety, their first reaction is to avoid the feeling or make it go away. This relationship strengthens the intensity of anxiety over time. Try to recognize your physiological reactions, like […]