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5 Strategies to Calm Your Anxiety Quickly

When you live with an anxiety disorder, any moment can become one that creates a slow-rising panic within you. Life is normal one second and the next, you feel your chest tighten and your heart begin to race. You may begin to hyperfocus on future events and find yourself getting lost in “what-ifs.”To make matters worse, you may then begin...[ read more ]

Laughter is the Best Medicine

laughter is the best medicine for anxiety and depression

We all know the old adage that “laughter is the best medicine” and, honestly, who doesn’t want to laugh like a child being tickled? We have all heard it at one point, or several points, in our lives. You may have questioned the accuracy of this statement in the past. Maybe it’s an answer you didn’t take time to seek out. Perhaps you...[ read more ]

Fighting Anxiety and Over-Thinking with Yoga Wisdom

Yoga wisdom helps manage anxiety and over-thinking

Has anxiety and over-thinking got your mind running so fast all day long that it can’t stop? Are you exhausted but unable to sleep? These things are so common, but this is a super challenging way to live.  Yoga philosophy has been a source of wisdom for thousands of years and can offer some wisdom into why this happens. Your...[ read more ]

3 Common Misconceptions About Therapy

Until quite recently, people were uncomfortable discussing therapy because of the stigma attached by our society. As a result, there are still some fairly big misconceptions about it. Here are 3 of the most common misconceptions about therapy to help you feel more comfortable and hopefully, take that step to seek treatment.It’s Just Like Talking to Your FriendWhile friends are...[ read more ]

The Mental Health Impact of COVID-19 on Families

If you asked any of us a year ago what would life be like in 2020, it’s doubtful anyone would have guessed we’d be going through a global pandemic, replete with lockdowns and self-quarantining. At the beginning of the year, some families might have thought of being forced to stay home from work and school would be a fun little...[ read more ]

10 Signs You’re Addicted to Working

We live in a society that worships the overachiever. Burning the candle at both ends and denying yourself pleasure until the work gets done is seen as honorable. And while having a good work ethic is definitely key to living your best life, it is also important to balance your work life with a sense of play and freedom. If...[ read more ]

How to Face a New Normal: Adjusting to Grief and Loss

walking through grief and loss, adjusting to a new normal

Adjusting to a "new normal" after grief and loss is a battle filled with difficult emotions. Grief is like trying to finish a 1,000 piece jigsaw puzzle while missing 500 pieces. You have to hunt down those pieces to make the puzzle whole. Sometimes you may stumble upon a piece unexpectedly, making the progress simple. Other times you may have...[ read more ]

Transgenerational and Intergenerational Trauma from Racism

In the early 2000s, Brent Bezo, a student in the doctoral psychology program at Carleton University in Ottawa, was living with his wife in Ukraine when they began picking up on subtle notes of resentment and skepticism from the native population. In his conversations with the locals, Bezo specifically remembers detecting references to the Holodomor, a historical event in the...[ read more ]

Are you Calm, Happy, and Energized or Frustrated, Anxious, Tired, and Stressed?

Atlanta Counseling in Suwanee helps successful people trade stress for calm

Frustration. Anxiety. Exhaustion. Stress. So many successful people are walking around full of stress and feeling miserable. It can feel like there's never a break. However, from the outside looking in, it seems that everything is in order and life is good. Then why are you walking around not feeling calm, happy, and energized? Stress Check-Up If you can say 80%...[ read more ]

Therapy vs. Antidepressants – Which One is Better?

If you are someone who has been experiencing depression, you may recognize that you need help, but you may be confused as to what therapies will work best for you.In today’s world, where there seems to be a pill to treat pretty much everything, many people assume that a prescribed antidepressant is the best option for them. In fact, a...[ read more ]





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