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The Anxiety, Chronic Pain and Illness Connection

The Anxiety, Chronic Pain and Illness ConnectionLiving with chronic pain and illness can bring up a lot of anxiety.  You might be feeling a daily sense of worry, wondering if you will be able to manage your anxiety that increases when health and pain symptoms suddenly strike.While everyone’s anxiety symptoms and experiences with chronic pain […]

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Why Sleep Matters and How to Improve It

Why Sleep Matters and How to Improve ItI am sure you have heard it over and over again how important it is to get a good night’s sleep.  It’s right up there with eating well and exercising right?  In this article I hope to add new perspectives as to why bedtime rest is important and […]

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Why Some Stay Silent about their Medical Illness & Pain

Why Some Stay Silent about their Medical Illness & PainExperiencing life when you have chronic pain and illness can be difficult when it comes to maintaining relationships.If you developed your illness as an adult for instance, adjusting to your new normal also means having to make big life adjustments.  Making adjustments due to medical illness […]

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Body Scanning: Learning how to reduce anxiety and improve resiliency

Body Scanning: Learning how to reduce anxiety and improve resiliencyWhen experiencing uncomfortable sensations in the body what do you do?Do you ignore them?  Do you try and distract yourself from what you are feeling?  Or do you stop and sit still to understand what is going on within yourself?Most of the time it is hard […]

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How To Survive and Thrive During the Holidays – Holiday Stress Edition

How To Survive and Thrive During the Holidays – Holiday Stress EditionHow can you we get through the holidays more stress free?This can seem managing holiday stress is an impossible task, but by exploring some ideas shared here you will see that it is possible.  After all, the holidays are not just about running around […]

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Top 7 Tips to Manage Social Anxiety This Holiday Season

Top 7 Tips to Manage Social Anxiety This Holiday SeasonHoliday parties, work parties and family commitments can really be stressful for people who have social anxiety.Under normal circumstances an anxious person might be able to come up with some excuses as to why they cannot attend a party or social gathering, but when it comes […]

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Just Breathe – Breathing Exercises to Feel More Resilient and Relaxed When Feeling Overwhelmed 

Just Breathe – Breathing Exercises to Feel More Resilient and Relaxed When Feeling OverwhelmedDeep Belly BreathingPracticing deep belly breathing is one of the most effective ways to help calm down the mind and body.  To get an idea about what a deep belly breath looks like, I want you to place one hand under your […]

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