Social Distancing…no more

Social Distancing…no more

After a year of stress and adjustments, the reopening of all activities that were once closed pre covid has arrived. As social distancing and mask-wearing regulations loosen, many are anticipating summer months full of social experiences. However, with invitations to...
Anxiety or Fear:  Which is it?

Anxiety or Fear: Which is it?

You’re walking down a dark, lonely lane on Friday the 13th.  The wind is hallowing through the narrow path as you cautiously navigate the damp cobblestone.   Suddenly, you hear what seems to be a loud crashing a few feet behind you.  A black cat howls with a deafening...
Avoidance: Fuel to the Fire of Anxiety

Avoidance: Fuel to the Fire of Anxiety

As we go about our daily lives, we constantly shift our behaviors according to our surroundings. The way we choose to behave is motivated by the desire to put us in the most comfortable mental space possible. When feelings of anxiety surface, instinctual coping kicks...
How are Red T-shirts and Anxiety Related?

How are Red T-shirts and Anxiety Related?

Imagine yourself walking down an alleyway at night. All of a sudden, a masked person wearing a red t-shirt approaches you with a gun. Thankfully, you’re able to get away safely but at that moment you felt immense fear, discomfort, and anxiety. A month later, you walk...
Five Tips for Coping with Postpartum Depression and Anxiety

Five Tips for Coping with Postpartum Depression and Anxiety

If you are feeling sad, depressed or anxious when you’re pregnant or during the first year after giving birth, know that you’re not alone.  While some people may have heard that 80% of new moms experience the “baby blues” in the first few weeks after giving birth,...