Category: calm

Feeling Anxious? Get On The Right Side of Calm With 6 Steps

  Whether your central nervous system is hijacked due to holiday stress, insomnia, a life transition (or all the above 😂 ), the key to calming down lies in a relaxation routine.   Most knee-jerk, automatic, impulsive reactions while in the throes of an anxiety attack are the result of your brain’s amygdala, propelling you […]

Two Powerful Words That Make or Break Relationships

Do you ever feel betrayed by your partner after yet another heated argument, in spite of the fact that you both agreed not to (insert the below-the-belt behavior that fits) criticize, bring up the past, discuss ex’s, yell, scream, accuse, threaten to leave, etc? If so, you are not alone. But, if this pattern doesn’t […]

Jump Start Your Wellness Journey: 7 Wonderful Mental Health Resources

  Over the past few months, this blog has gained thousands of new readers, and I couldn’t be more thankful or grateful. After all, “There is no health without mental health.” In an effort to offer a more streamlined emotional wellness experience to new and veteran readers, I’ve highlighted some of Wired for Happy’s most […]

Stop, Breathe, Think: A Meditation for Anxiety (Mp3)

  “The purpose of meditation is to make our mind calm and peaceful. If our mind is peaceful, we will be free from worries and mental discomfort, and so we will experience true happiness. But if our mind is not peaceful, we will find it very difficult to be happy, even if we are living […]

The Not To-Do List for Anxious People

  Raise your hand if you grew up hearing, “Stop being anxious!” I’m guessing a fair amount of you. And thanks for being honest, because next to, “Your life would be sooooo much better if you’d just quit worrying,” and “No, for the last time, you can’t wear black to church,” I don’t know what […]

Why Perfectionism Is Not Your Problem

    If you’re an anxious person, or if you spend time with a worrier, chances are your plans get derailed…a lot. The weekend getaway at the beach that turned into four hours, or the date night that became disaster night because ‘what did you really mean by that…?’ had to be examined from every […]

3 Habits Calm People Never Practice

    One of the hardest lessons to master when it comes to your emotions is internalizing the fact that calm is an inside job. Whether you’re worried about tomorrow’s job interview, or an impending break up, channeling calming thoughts is not easy. But before you give up in resignation or tell yourself, “I’m just […]

4 Simple Exercises for Anxiety Relief

Ever feel like you need a mental health tuneup, but not the whole check-up? You’re not ready to call your therapist, but you feel yourself slipping… Maybe your sleep is disturbed, your worries too intense, or you snap at your kids when you’re stressed. There’s a time and a place for deep psychological work to […]

“Help! My Anxiety Is Out of Control…”

  A 5-Step Process for Calming Your Anxious Mind (Mp3 recording)     *The “If you’re at work and forgot your ear buds” version 😉 : A common subject of email I receive is along the lines of, “Help! My anxiety is out of control. I don’t know what to do to stop worrying. Can […]

Lose This Mental Habit, Gain Peace of Mind

  As an anxious kid, I picked up the habit of pre-emptive worrying. Much in the same way happy-go-lucky kids absent-mindedly pick a dandelion, blow and make a wish while walking home from school. Wait…kids nowadays don’t actually walk home from school, do they? Helicopter parenting and visual appeal aside, when I blew on the […]

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