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Tips for Managing Panic Attacks Effectively


Tips for Managing Panic Attacks Effectively

Panic attacks can be sudden and unexpected. They are episodes of extreme fear and anxiety, most often based on a perceived threat — even if that threat doesn’t actually exist. Unlike anxiety attacks, panic attacks tend to occur without warning rather than a feeling of fear building up over time. While panic attacks are at their core associated with anxiety,...[ read more ]

How to Stay Calm When Your Kids Act Out

You’re a parent, so you know those moments—the ones where your kids are screaming at each other, throwing toys, or flat-out ignoring you. In those heated moments, staying calm and handling the situation constructively is hard but essential. Here are some tips to help you stay centered in the face of tantrums and defiance. Take Deep Breaths Taking deep, calming breaths...[ read more ]

5 Ways to Navigate Anxiety During Pregnancy

Finding out you’re pregnant is a rollercoaster of emotions. First, you will inevitably be shocked at the news, which may be quickly replaced with excitement. This is a new chapter of your life, and even if you’ve experienced pregnancy before, there are a lot of unknowns that come with this experience. While pregnancy is often touted as a special and cherished...[ read more ]

How Do I Know If I Have Postpartum Anxiety?

Let’s face it: being a parent is hard. While meaningful, bringing in a new life into this world can result in both anxiety and distress around the unknown and the additional responsibility of caring for the well-being of a newborn. Whether this is your first, second, or third child the postpartum phase is often difficult for parents. Many new parents...[ read more ]

How Does OCD Affect Relationships?

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) can impact many areas of a person’s life. OCD presents with distressing symptoms that sometimes can feel hard to manage. One area that can be impacted by OCD but is often not focused on is relationships. When an individual is struggling with OCD it is often pervasive throughout their daily lives, especially in their relationships. OCD...[ read more ]

Postpartum OCD & How to Cope with It

We often envision the period after giving birth as a chapter marked by excitement around bringing a new child into the family. While it is an exciting time, the difficulties of postpartum and becoming a new parent are not often talked about.  You bring a new baby home and everything in your life suddenly changes. You are now responsible for...[ read more ]

What is Postpartum Anxiety & How to Cope with It?

No one ever said parenting would be easy. Worth it? Yes, even if it doesn’t seem like it on the bad days. You brought your newborn baby home and knew you would experience a significant life transition. Having a child changes all aspects of your life from scheduling, relationships, to values. While some of these changes are undoubtedly positive, a...[ read more ]

When to Address Your Child’s Anxiety

Being a parent comes with many challenges. You understand how fragile yet resilient your child is. You know there will be growing pains as they get older. Expecting challenges, triumphs, and everything in between is par for the course when raising children. As much as you may want to help them through every difficulty and struggle, in some cases, these...[ read more ]

How To Help Someone Who Has OCD

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) can be a debilitating disorder. When struggling with OCD an individual’s functioning and quality of life can be impaired.  Living with OCD often means frequent interruptions throughout the day to perform compulsions or ruminate in obsessive thoughts. OCD is not rare. OCD affects approximately 2.5 million people in the United States. When an individual is struggling...[ read more ]

5 Ways to Calm Anxiety Attacks

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It's normal to experience anxiety or situations that make us anxious. After the situation is over, however, life should return to normal, and these feelings will go away. However, for those who experience chronic anxiety or generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), it is a different story. If you're reading this post, it likely means that you experience anxiety attacks but don't...[ read more ]

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