Life is difficult! We worry about so much that it keeps us from living life.
Welcome to the posts about Anxiety.
Looking at Bipolar II
Looking at the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for information about Bipolar II.
Understanding Bipolar I
A brief look at understanding Bipolar I.
Five steps to a Happier Life in 2018
The new year brings us all the best of intentions and we tend to aim high. Exercise, weight loss, whatever your goals, they are likely lofty ones and can feel overwhelming. However, there are a few pretty simple steps you can take that will improve your mood all year. Cultivate gratitude. It may sound like new age bunk, but thinking about what you have and being grateful for i ...
Shifting your Focus can reduce your stress!
You are likely hearing a lot these days about "mindfulness" and what it can do for your mood and health. What is mindfulness and how can it helps you manage stress and anxiety? Mindfulness is a practice in which you focus on the physical feelings of what you are doing and maintaining a moment by moment awareness. For example, walking mindfully is a practice in which when you w ...
3 Important Steps to Managing Stress
Show me someone who never gets stressed and I'll show you someone who is kidding himself. Everyone experiences stress, even if they have different triggers. The good news is that you can control stress. Below are a few easy, positive steps you can take to wrestle control away from those stressors and get some peace of mind. Move your body. There's a reason that people say that ...
Water for the Mind
Drinking water is typically associated with staying physically healthy and fit, but did you know that it affects your ability to think and your mental health? When you do not have enough water in your system, you may feel lightheaded and have trouble focusing on simple tasks. This may in turn make you irritable and/or confused. Dehydration also directly impacts mood. Many peop ...
Worry About Worry?
Everyone regularly experiences anxiety, from minor concerns such as getting the grocery shopping done on time to the fear of missing a flight. It is not surprising, then, that anxiety disorders are the most common mental health disorders in the United States. However, the commonplace nature of worry in our society can make it difficult to discern everyday concerns from a diagno ...
Some "ups and downs" of Bipolar Disorder
Bipolar disorder, which used to be referred to as "manic depressive disorder" is a condition that causes extreme and unpredictable swings not only in mood, but in energy and activity levels. There are an estimated 5.7 million people living in America with bipolar disorder, and only about half of them receive treatment for the condition. Unlike someone who is simply "moody," pe ...
Ft. Lauderdale Airport Shooting
Are you troubled by watching the live feeds of the Ft. Lauderdale Airport Shooting? It’s a snowy day out side and you can easily get caught up in the drama. Often when we are exposed to this type of trauma many people will suffer from Secondarytraumatic Stress ( STSD, a term used after the 911 attacks) and it might trigger some past trauma where you may experience some Posttraumatic Stress.