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Manage Anxiety with Food: What We Should and Shouldn’t Eat

Manage Anxiety with Food: What We Should and Shouldn’t Eat

Foods can help manage anxiety or increase anxiety. Here are some foods that manage anxiety symptoms and your mental health in general. What to eat? Read this.

It makes sense for anxious people to manage anxiety with food–after all, we’ve all heard the saying “you are what you eat.” When it comes to mental health, knowing foods that help or hurt you is especially important. Partaking in some foods or drinks, such as alcohol, can make us anxious and depressed in the long term. Consuming others, like the ones below, can calm our minds and help manage anxiety with food.

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How to Manage Anxiety About World Events If You’re an Empath

How to Manage Anxiety About World Events If You’re an Empath

Everyone can manage anxiety in the face of tragic world events, including empaths. Learn how to manage anxiety when world news sends you into empathy overload.

Is there a good way to manage anxiety about world events if you’re an empath? If you feel like the world is falling apart, you’re not alone. Although empathy is more acutely developed in highly sensitive people, you don’t have to be an empath to feel anxious. So it’s pretty easy to feel overwhelmed these days, especially with this week’s tragic incident in Las Vegas. Everywhere we turn, it seems we see endless violence and natural disasters. Managing the anxiety caused by world events takes special skill.

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Anxiety Coping Skills for Women

Anxiety Coping Skills for Women

The best coping skills for women in deprived neighborhoods allow the women to avoid developing anxiety disorders. You can use them for your mental health too.Certain coping skills for women can make a significant difference in anxiety presentation. That’s the takeaway from a new study of 10,000 women that looked at anxiety levels, stressful life circumstances, and self-reports on stress and coping.1 But what do those coping skills for women look like? Are they things we can learn?

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Managing Specific Fears or Phobias with an Anxiety Disorder

Managing Specific Fears or Phobias with an Anxiety Disorder

Specific fears and phobias can make general anxiety symptoms worse. Here are some ways you can deal with increased anxiety from specific fears or phobias. Nearly all of us with anxiety disorders have a specific fear or phobia that sends our anxiety into overdrive. For some people, it may be a fear of public speaking. For others, the specific fear or phobia may be the subway or dentist appointments. Whatever it is, the fear sends our hearts racing and this specific fear or phobia makes managing our everyday levels of anxiety that much harder.

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Rethink Yoga: The Bee’s Breath Technique Reduces Anxiety

Rethink Yoga: The Bee’s Breath Technique Reduces Anxiety

Rethink yoga--it's not as intimidating as it may seem to reduce anxiety with yoga. This yoga technique doesn't focus on breathing or poses. Learn it here.

We need to rethink yoga. It’s no secret that yoga can effectively reduce anxiety. Yet, the irony is that many people feel intimidated or anxious about trying yoga. Today I have a way you can use yoga to reduce anxiety that anyone can practice and it really speaks to the heart of yoga. And the cool thing is it will get you breathing deeply without having to focus on your breath as you rethink yoga.

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7 Quick Ways to Use Nature to Help Treat Anxiety

7 Quick Ways to Use Nature to Help Treat Anxiety

You can use nature to treat anxiety simply and quickly. In fact, using nature to treat anxiety works to reduce anxiety and boost mental health. Here's how.

Did you know that you can use nature to treat anxiety? But what if you can’t get to a beach or national forest? Don’t worry, anxiety relief is closer than you think–it can be right in your backyard. Find out how the outdoors can soothe and how you can use nature to treat anxiety daily.

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Managing Anxiety During Natural Disasters

Managing Anxiety During Natural Disasters

Managing anxiety during a natural disaster can be overwhelming. But here are tips you can use before and after natural disasters that will help you during one.

Anxiety is a constant companion that catastrophizes everything and makes even the smallest worries seem insurmountable. So what happens when a major event or trauma arises? How do we manage anxiety levels that – in the face of actual disaster – quickly could become crippling? 

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A Tapping Tool to Calm Anxiety When Deep Breathing Can’t

A Tapping Tool to Calm Anxiety When Deep Breathing Can’t

This tapping tool to calm anxiety comes from acupressure and cognitive therapy. It's is a mind-body technique that calms anxiety fast. Here's how it works.

I use a tapping tool to calm my anxiety when being mindful of my breath doesn’t work. Breathing techniques do often work, and as a yoga instructor, I know they can be powerful tools to calm the nervous system. Yet, through my anxiety journey, I also know there are times when breathing through anxiety just doesn’t work. When breath work doesn’t help, try this tapping tool to calm anxiety.

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Irritable, Angry and Anxious: Anger Management and Anxiety

Irritable, Angry and Anxious: Anger Management and Anxiety

Did you know that being irritable and angry may be both symptoms and triggers of anxiety disorders? If you're often irritable, angry and anxious, read this.Irritability and anger can be related to anxiety. When we think of anxiety, most of us think of worry and fear. Occasionally, we may think of compulsions and obsessions, but few of us think of irritability and anger. These last two anxiety symptoms, however, are often just as distressing as the others. In fact, for some people, irritability and anger may be the most troubling symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder (GAD).

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The Common Response to Anxiety that Only Makes It Worse

The Common Response to Anxiety that Only Makes It Worse

 

A common response to anxiety is to try to make it go away. But trying to make anxiety go away won't get you far. Read this and change your response to anxiety.

Our mind’s response to anxiety affects our self-esteem, sense of control, and how we see the world around us. When we experience anxiety symptoms, our feelings and thoughts get so wound up in the body’s stress response that we may want to run. We want to shed this thing that won’t leave us alone. In my own struggle with anxiety, I’ve found a seemingly counterintuitive response to anxiety that helps me shift my experience and reduce anxiety.

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