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Foods for Anxiety: What to Eat and Why

Foods for Anxiety: What to Eat and Why

In all the attention I’ve paid to anxiety-minimizing things in recent years, I’m sorry to say eating foods for anxiety has been close to the bottom of the list. The thing is, I’ve never been one of those people who notices much of a difference […]

A Simple Approach to Meditation

A Simple Approach to Meditation

One quiet night a few weeks ago, I did something I don’t usually do. I started meditating out of the blue. I was in our living room. The lights were out and I was sitting at the windows that look out over the hillside. I […]

How to Keep a Worry Journal

How to Keep a Worry Journal

I started my worry journal 5 years ago right around the time I was stressing over two life-altering experiences that would have been stressful enough on their own – producing my first play and dating again after a break-up. I worried that I sucked in […]

Caffeine and Anxiety: Is It Worth Quitting Coffee Over?

Caffeine and Anxiety: Is It Worth Quitting Coffee Over?

We know caffeine can cause anxiety — and make existing anxiety worse — but is the connection between caffeine and anxiety worth quitting coffee over? Is it worth saying goodbye to the flavor, ritual, and pick-me-up we love so much? I would say absolutely not if […]

24 Ways to 24/7 Anxiety Relief

24 Ways to 24/7 Anxiety Relief

I had this uncomfortable realization recently that managing my anxiety is never done. I don’t mean the way the dishes are never done or shaving my legs is never done. While they are perpetual tasks that never seem to end, there’s always a time in […]

How to Create Your Own Positive Affirmations

How to Create Your Own Positive Affirmations

Positive affirmations have the power to change your life over time, but that’s not the main reason I use them. I use positive affirmations for the change they make in a moment. When I’m feeling anxious, that moment feels like all there is, so getting to a better place means everything. […]