Tis the Season to Be…… Anxious, Overwhelmed, Uncertain, Frenetic, and YES, Merry “Uncertainty is the only certainty there is. Knowing how to live with insecurity is the only security.” (John Allen Paulos, Mathematics Professor, Temple University) With the uncertain timing of receiving the Covid-19 vaccine and financial and emotional stressors, the winter holidays come readily … Read More
By Alicia H. Clark, PsyD It starts with noticing what and how you feel—and it’s simpler than you think. Before we can understand how to use mindfulness for anxiety, it is important to first understand what mindfulness is. One of the best definitions of mindfulness comes from Berkeley’s Center for Greater Good, “Mindfulness means maintaining … Read More
We are in strange times, indeed. The pandemic has stretched seven months already and there’s talk of its extending at least another six. The days seem endless, yet the time flies by. Where are the projects that we so eagerly began in the spring? Gardening, painting, reading, gourmet cooking—some started, many still in a state of incompletion. This isn’t the time to get angry at yourself, however. There have been enough ups and downs in our world, that we certainly don’t need to create more in our own lives.
If you’re like most people, you are doing your best to stay calm during COVID-19 pandemic. But that can feel incredibly difficult at times. When not worrying about friends and loved one’s health, there’s also the conflicting information provided by the media and the economic ramifications of the virus that have people on edge. Signs … Read More
When you live with an anxiety disorder, any moment can become one that creates a slow-rising panic within you. Life is normal one second and the next, you feel your chest tighten and your heart begin to race. You may begin to hyperfocus on future events and find yourself getting lost in “what-ifs.” To make … Read More