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How do I explain this feeling?

When you hear the word “anxiety”, what is the first thing that comes to mind? If someone tells you that they are “feeling anxious”, what does that mean to you? People tend to have a formulated idea of what this term means, and that idea tends to be somewhat off-base. Anxiety disorders are real, just…… Continue reading How do I explain this feeling?

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Refueling the Spirit : My First Meditation Experience

Despite my experience with yoga thus far, I don’t think I have actually taken time to just meditate. It isn’t that the practice of yoga is the only source of allowance of meditation, but rather that it was the first source that opened my thoughts to it. Although I find myself frequently thinking deeply about…… Continue reading Refueling the Spirit : My First Meditation Experience

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Take A Break

Whether it is the (extremely long-lived) remains of the eclipse, some residual aftershock from the latest disaster, or a bad batch of ju-ju, life has felt increasingly chaotic lately. I could make a list for you, however novel writing isn’t my forte. Either way, life became busier, I became more anxious, and I became feeling…… Continue reading Take A Break

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It’s Time to Talk – Mental Health

Recently, I was asked to contribute to The Essential Life. It is such an honor to have other individuals ask you to collaborate with them; especially when the goal is spreading knowledge and positivity! I am including a small excerpt and a link to the site. Please, let me know what you think! Day in…… Continue reading It’s Time to Talk – Mental Health

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Finding Yourself

I’m not always a fan of change. Change brings uncertainties, stress, a need for tailoring of thoughts, actions, finely chiseled habits. But change is necessary in many instances – including a change in ourselves and our lifestyles. However, sometimes I wonder if it is really a change, or rather a matter of us finding ourselves.…… Continue reading Finding Yourself

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Got Goals?

I heard someone mention that a big part of our stress level today has to do with the fact that we are a generation of progress. And with progress comes stress. Stress related to change and the uncertainty of the future. Most of us live in a society, or culture, where everything is at our…… Continue reading Got Goals?

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7 Ways Bipolar Disorder Affects Everyday Life

It wasn’t until recently that I realized how little people knew, or understood, about Bipolar Disorder. How it is something we all have heard of, but have a wrong idea about. How it is treated as an imaginary illness. How those who have Bipolar Disorder are often afraid to disclose it to others due to…… Continue reading 7 Ways Bipolar Disorder Affects Everyday Life