The Worry Games Anxiety Magazine

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What is Your Relationship With Anxiety?

I would never have had such a successful recovery from anxiety if I hadn’t developed a healthy relationship with it.<p>In the beginning, my anxiety was …

Relationships

A Tip For Coping With Repetitive Thoughts

From time to time to time, I get what I call “Spotlight Thoughts”.<p><i>Spotlight Thoughts</i> are repetitive thoughts that are not necessarily scary or about …

Stuck

Chicken Breast For Anxiety Control?

Nutrition can play a big role in both the development of anxiety symptoms as well as their management.<p>I think the importance of nutrition is greatly …

Eating

The Benefits of Meditation For Anxiety

Meditation has been known for thousands of years to be an easy, natural way to help us relax, clear our minds, and perhaps even connect to the …

10 Ways To Make Your Home More Relaxing

One of my favorite things about emotional health is that there are so many different ways to influence and enrich it.<p>There are things we can do, …

Thank U

I just came across the song, <i>“Thank U”</i>, by Alanis Morissette again after not hearing it for probably 20 years.<p>I was a huge Alanis fan back in the day …

Guest Post: 5 Foods That Could Improve Mental Health

<i>This is a guest post. Please see author info at end of article.</i><p>Food hasn’t exactly gotten a very good reputation amongst sufferers of stress and …

15 Signs You are an Overthinker

Before my anxiety disorder erupted, I had no idea that I was what could be referred to as an “overthinker”.<p>I thought people all thought the same way. …

Be Your Own Hero

Be your own hero.<p>I am on a self-empowerment kick lately, readers.<p>I can’t help myself – the older I get and the more I grow into this person I have …

We Say We Want a Revolution

<i>This is a post I wrote that was originally published to a wonderful site called Resources to Recover (RTOR.org). RTOR is a mental health website that</i> …

My Review of "The OCD Coloring Book Journal" by Tammy LaBrake, LCSW-R

I love that I live in a day and age where anxiety/OCD treatment and recovery isn’t so black and white.<p>Professionals are thinking outside of the box …

Coloring Book

The Importance of Self Confidence When Living With Anxiety

Thanks to all who send in anxiety related questions for me to answer. You get me thinking and give me post ideas, and I love the great feedback I …

Self-improvement

Scary Intrusive Thoughts - Getting to the Root of the Problem

Lets talk about thoughts for a minute.<p>When you have an anxiety disorder, the number one rule of thumb is:<p><i>Every thought we have is not meant to be</i> …

Fear, Itself

How many times have you heard the above quote?<p>I know I have probably heard it a hundred times in my life, but I have never really put a whole lot of …

Mind

Parenting with Anxiety

<i>Note: This post only refers to children developing anxiety disorders in response to their parents having anxiety disorders. This post is not</i> …

Parenting

A Little Bit Psychic

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Isn'T

9 Ways To Give your Brain A Break

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Post Partum Anxiety and Fear of Death

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The Morphing Symptoms of Anxiety

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Anxiety & Scary Intrusive Thoughts Part 3: Taking The Spotlight Off Of Intrusive Thoughts

The thing about intrusive thoughts is that they don’t just “go away”.<p>There is nothing I can say to you that will make them just – “poof” – disappear …

Post-Election Anxiety

This presidential election, whether it ended the way you wanted it to or not, has been a challenging time for all of us and it has led us to a future …

Self Reliance - A Necessary Part of Anxiety Recovery

<i>Keep in mind that this post pertains to self-reliance in general life situations, not mental health crisis or situations where true professional help</i> …

Tonic Tensory Tympani Syndrome - My Story

Does your inner ear make a “thump” sound after you speak or hear loud or high pitched sounds – or perhaps really deep, low pitched sounds?<p>Do your …

Guest Post: Anxiety Triggers

<i>Thanks to Natasha from NewLifeOutlook.com for being my latest guest blogger. New Life Outlook is a fantastic community based mental health website</i> …

Facing Grief

The subject of grief and death is one that I don’t dive into very often because it’s a bit like my kryptonite.<p>It drains me in a cathartic, yet …

Panic Pointers # 2: Fake It ‘Till You Make It

Most of us with anxiety disorders have pretty big imaginations.<p>That is one of the reasons we have anxiety disorders in the first place. Our minds can …

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Infographic – The State of Mental Health in America

Many thanks to the Bradley University Online Masters of Arts in Counseling Program for inviting me to share this great infographic they created, …

Myers-Briggs Personality Types

My entire life I have always known I was a little “different”.<p>Not <i>bad</i> different. Just <i>different</i>, different. Other than my mom I have never really known …