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    Conquer Your Anxiety

    Anxiety is a powerful feeling. It can bring us to our knees at times or trap us in our house. What, Exactly, is Anxiety? According to Mayo Clinic, anxiety is “…a nervous disorder characterized by a state of excessive uneasiness and apprehension, typically with compulsive behavior or panic attacks.” The cause of anxiety isn’t fully […] Read more…

    Needed: New Psychiatrist

    At some point, you will need to find a new psychiatrist. Your doctor may be retiring, moving or leaving your insurance network. So how do you go about finding a new doctor who meets your needs? First, ask your current doctor if they have any recommendations. If they don’t, its time to Google your way […] Read more…

    Ready, Set…Holiday Time

    The Holidays bring warm feelings tinged with a touch of dread. Dread because it’s that time of year again…family time. For many people, seeing family triggers feelings that do not jive with the holiday spirit. Even angry feelings. Even feelings of (*gasp*) dislike. If this sounds familiar, keep reading and I’ll help you enjoy the […] Read more…

    Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

    That time of year is here again; time for Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) to kick in. SAD is linked to the decrease in light associated with the changing of the seasons and how these light changes affect our bodies. SAD symptoms include: *Feeling depressed most of the day, nearly every day Losing interest in activities […] Read more…

    Stinkin’ Thinkin’

      I think a character on SNL coined the term “Stinkin’ Thinkin” and I took it up as a motto of the negative chatter that likes to buzz inside my head.  It’s the kind of thinking that is circular.  I also call it ruminating.  An idea (most times incorrect) will get stuck in my head.  […] Read more…

    Disability Disco

      I found myself out of work and also unable to work because of my bone-crushing depression…a rather vexing combination. My depression was behind the wheel during this time and getting out of bed was a chore. My psychiatrist, who is by far the best doctor I’ve had, suggested that I apply for disability.  “You […] Read more…

    Panic At The Grocery Store

      My favorite place to have a panic attack is Wal-Mart (TM). I don’t know if its the large open space, the flourescent lighting or all the other shoppers that set me off, but something about Wal-Mart (TM) is panically delicious. I can be walking down an aisle, carefully plucking things from the shelves when […] Read more…