Anxiety tips
Square breathing

Square breathing

Photo by Alvan Nee on Unsplash Square breathing to calm the mind Square breathing is one of the simplest breathing techniques I know to calm your nervous system, which will calm your mind and your body.  And the beauty of it is that you can do it literally anywhere!...

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Deep sleep reduces anxiety

Deep sleep reduces anxiety

Photo by Gregory Pappas on Unsplash Deep Sleep Reduces Anxiety Levels When we have anxiety often one of the first things to suffer is our sleep.  It may be difficult for us to drop off to sleep: we ruminate, toss and turn.  Or maybe you have no problem dropping off,...

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Emotional eating (and how to stop)

Emotional eating (and how to stop)

Emotional eating (and how to stop) Do you struggle with food cravings?  I do.  I'm an emotional eater but learning the neuroscience and psychology of emotional eating has helped me quit. People always assume that a therapist totally has their act together, but we’re...

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Lemon day lists

Lemon day lists

What's on your "lemon day" list? When life gives you lemons do you make lemonade or do you reach for the ice cream? I have been known to do the latter when things go really downhill. Sometimes you just need a bit of sweetness in your life, but then I regret it the...

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