Four Things Peaceful Women Do for Serenity Peaceful women do things differently.  Here are four things you can put into practice that will help you achieve that same peace. 1.  Peaceful women know their limits.  They don’t overextend themselves beyond their comfort level.   They know their limits with time, work, energy, eating, spending, drinking, or […]

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Reducing Stress With Deep-Belly Breathing Is it possible to reduce stress in 3-5 minutes?  Absolutely. Let me explain why. When you are experiencing anxiety, your body is in a fight- flight-freeze stress response. You can activate this stress response by remembering a difficult situation, looking at an overwhelming to do list, watching a scary movie or worrying

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What is Anxiety? Anxiety is a category of medical diagnoses based on certain sets of symptoms. The most common of these diagnoses is Adjustment Disorder with Anxious Mood. You may have this type of anxiety if you have experienced a major life change in the past 6 months.  Since we are creatures of habit by

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What is Generalized Anxiety? Review and summary of “What is Anxiety?”   As noted in What is Anxiety, one of the most common types of anxiety is related to the difficulties caused by major life changes.  Common examples include both positive changes such as a marriage, new baby, graduation, job change, positive move, etc.  Negative

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What Causes Generalized Anxiety? Generalized anxiety often occurs as a result of repressed emotions you may not even know you have. Common causes include: 1. experiencing one or many difficult life changes. The stress is so great that it overloads your normal coping capacity and the body’s “fight, flight or freeze” stress response is activated

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Risks and Benefits of Anti-Anxiety Medications Anti-anxiety medications are a class of drugs called benzodiazepines. The most commonly prescribed benzodiazepines include Xanax (alprazolam), Ativan (lorazepam), Klonopin (clonazepan), and Valium (diazepam). The benefits of anti-anxiety medication 1. The number one benefit of anti-anxiety medication is the obvious. They very effectively stop anxiety and put the mind

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Happiness: Are you an innie or an outie? Do your emotions go up and down depending on your circumstances?  Probably so, it’s normal. A better question is, do you soothe your emotions from inside or outside of yourself? Soothing your emotions from outside of yourself is a concept called external locus of control.  Meaning you

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