It’s the holidays! Weeks of giving thanks, sharing blessings, traveling and gathering, and an array of festive aromas and flavors. For some of us, the holidays are joyful weeks of family, friends, food, and fun. Yet, for others of us, the holidays are anxious weeks of white-knuckling our way through over-obliging, over-indulging, and over-eating and […]
For many of us, the reason we turn to food when we feel strong emotions is because we don’t know how to process them. We feel an uncomfortable emotion and suddenly we’re searching for something to put in our mouths and we’re not even hungry! Realizing that eating our emotions is not the answer, we […]
Anxiety and feeling anxious is at an all-time high. As social distancing, isolation, loss, grief, and overwhelming uncertainty looms, for many of us, how to feel less anxious seems impossible and out of reach. In fact, recent data suggests that the lingering COVID-19 pandemic is having a significantly negative influence on mental health, in general. Whereas […]
For those of us that live anxious, anxiety has been with us for so long, we can’t imagine life without it. Poised for defense, we’re always looking over our shoulder and bracing ourselves for the next shoe to drop. For me, living anxious was as natural as breathing. Most of my life, I was holding […]
If you or someone you know is trapped in a battle with an eating disorder, please reach out for help and support. Don’t do it alone.
When we think of anxiety, we usually envision worry, nervousness, and overwhelm alongside increased heart rate, perspiration, shortness of breath, muscle tension or tightness in the body, and even headaches, tingling sensations, or dizziness. Feeling occasional anxiety is normal, such as before a test, interview, important event, or tough conversation. Likewise, anxiety alerts us to possible harm or […]