Anxiety is a part of life. Even when positive events occur, such as accepting an award or planning a party or wedding, anxiety can occur regarding the success of the event or how people will get along with each other. Of course, anxiety also exists during stressful events such as taking a test, driving in heavy traffic, being in a new situation, having illness, suffering injuries, and experiencing conflicts. Excessive anxiety might make you feel spaced out, scattered, and
Breathing is a natural and crucial part of life.You have been breathing since you were born.You don’t even have to think in order to breathe.Your amazing body breathes automatically, whether you are conscious or unconscious.However, there are specific benefits to breathing deeply. When you are under stress, you may breathe shallowly, hyperventilate, or even hold your breath.Each of these responses cut off oxygen from your brain, and actually increase the stress that you exper
Have you ever really stopped and thought about the cycles of the seasons?In the spring, the buds of leaves and flowers begin to sprout on trees.During summer, the leaves, flowers, and fruits grow and flourish.In the fall, the leaves turn yellow, orange, red, and brown, and eventually drop to the ground.Fruit and vegetables become ripe and either fall or are harvested from the trees and plants.In the winter, trees go within to rest, hibernate, and prepare for the spring again.
The #MeToo Movement has sparked a historic paradigm shift in how sexual harassment and abuse are being perceived, discussed, and addressed in our society. Women, men, and children from all backgrounds, sexual orientations, gender identities, ability levels, economic backgrounds, and ethnicities have started to find their voices. With strength in numbers, many people are gaining the courage to talk about their painful, abusive experiences publicly for the very first time in