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Don’t Let Holiday Anger Get the Best of You With your Family

don't let holiday anger get the best of you

The build-up of stress and emotions can lead to holiday anger. Don't let it get the best of you with these tips.  For many of us, spending time with family can be a grab bag of emotions. While you may feel love and familiarity, there's also decades-long dynamics between you and your family members that may not be the most...[ read more ]

Anxiety? Stress? Yoga Counseling can help.

yoga counseling can help with anxiety and stress

Modern life has tricked us into thinking that anxiety and stress are normal.  Life is full of moments that cause us to feel stressed and nervous. From the unexpected big stuff like pandemic, elections, and life changes to the usual stuff like speaking in front of a large group of people, starting a new school, and trying to ace that...[ read more ]

Looking past pandemic stress to opportunities for simple living

pandemic stress aside, we can benefit by learning lessons of simple living

COVID-19 has disrupted our daily routines, but it hasn't only brought pandemic stress. Hopefully, you've been able to enjoy a few positive effects. Perhaps you've simplified your life, re-committed to your health, or re-connected your relationships. For example, 59% of fathers said they feel closer to their children as the result of complying with coronavirus restrictions. That’s according to one...[ read more ]

Breathing Techniques to Calm Anxiety

breathing can help calm anxiety

When you start to feel your anxiety build, it's hard to not get swept away. Instead, try these breathing techniques to calm anxiety. Being able to calm yourself with breathing techniques can really help ease your mind and emotions. Many people don’t realize that they have the internal capacity to breathe through the feelings of stress and anxiety.Emotions are valid...[ read more ]

Why your mind-body connection matters when you have anxiety, depression, or trauma

woman demonstrates yoga as part of yoga-informed trauma counseling

Your mind-body connection is the basis for feeling whole. Therapists look for patterns. We look for patterns across situations and relationships. Further, we explore what impacts clients and how they respond. Above all, people who have complex mental health issues often have a disconnection between their mind and body. Mind-body Disconnection Some common signs that someone has a mind-body disconnect:...[ read more ]

Calm Anxiety with These Five Simple Strategies

Use these five simple strategies to help you calm anxiety.

When you live with an anxiety disorder, calm sometimes seems out of reach. 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...[ 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 ]

Ten signs you might be a stressed-out workaholic

workaholic stress is real

Our society worships the overachiever and considers workaholic stress as honorable. You are supposed to burn the candle at both ends and deny yourself any pleasure. However, you could experience burnout. Therefore, it is important to balance your work with a sense of play and freedom. The Dangers of Workaholic Stress You may think that a workaholic would be every...[ 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 ]



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