Coping with 2020 Election Season Stress

This election season in the U.S. is more stressful than ever before (and that’s saying something). Some common difficulties I’ve been hearing about include doomscrolling, feeling hurt and unsupported when friends and family hold discriminatory views, and fear and hopelessness about the future. All of these feelings and MORE are completely valid. And the questionContinue reading “Coping with 2020 Election Season Stress”

How to Accept Uncertainty

In this era of COVID-19, we’re all living with uncertainty every single day. We may be having thoughts like… Will the grocery be out of what I need? Am I going to get the virus? What if I can’t get a job? Will my graduation / wedding / vacation be cancelled? In this post, I’llContinue reading “How to Accept Uncertainty”

Reduce Anxiety through Movement

Everyone knows that exercise is good for our physical health. Did you know exercise is also great for mental health? Yes – you can even reduce anxiety through movement! Exercise increases chemicals in the brain like dopamine and epinephrine, which improve our mood. Exercise can also reduce our stress response up to 24 hours later.Continue reading “Reduce Anxiety through Movement”

5 Lies Anxiety tells People Pleasers

We all have anxiety sometimes, about some things. Anxiety can distort thoughts. And this is just as true for people pleasers as anyone. In fact, buying into the lies anxiety tells people pleasers is what often keeps them stuck in self-defeating behaviors. By the way, a people pleaser is someone who tends to go alongContinue reading “5 Lies Anxiety tells People Pleasers”