Category: calm

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 […]

Attack Anxiety: 6 Steps to Deactivate Your Body’s Alarm System

Whether you’re an occasional worrier or you suffer full-blown panic attacks, executing a solid action plan means finding your calm place quicker. Here’s the catch, you have to intentionally practice self-regulation strategies daily. Too often we neglect our calm plan and then scramble to problem solve when we’re hijacked by worries. No matter if you […]

3 Tips For The Best Sleep Ever — Plus, Free Relaxation Mp3

Many of us are stressed about the current social and political climates. Last year is in the books, and it’s a new era. It’s also the time of year when resolve diminishes. After a flurry of activity, our stress levels rise and our energy diminishes. As a result, sleep deprivation contributes to increased anxiety. Racing […]

The Worst Kind of Anxiety (and what to do about it)

Imagine you’re going about your day, a bit frazzled—because let’s face it, you’ve always been anxiety sensitive—when you suddenly fear that you’ll contaminate your family with an incurable disease if you touch them. Or you’re driving to work and out of the blue you have a panic attack on the freeway. You hastily pull to […]

When Anger and Anxiety Are In Bed Together

“Anger, in general, is healthy. Just like sadness or happiness, it’s a normal emotion. Where people get into trouble is when anger becomes a behavior that is physically, verbally or emotionally inappropriate.” —Carole D. Stovall As a psychotherapist it’s sometimes difficult to convey the connection between anger and anxiety in my sleep-deprived, nervous clients. That’s […]

21 Quick Tips to Change Your Anxiety Forever (Free audio Mp3)

Welcome to another resource containing sure-fire tips to calm your anxious mind. You can thank a lovely member of the Team Happy crew for this one (sometimes you just gotta ask for what you want in life 🙂 ). I love creating portable, mobile meditations, tutorials and recordings to support emotional wellness and mental health. […]

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