How To Manage Seasonal Affective Disorder

 

The shorter days, cooler weather, and covid social distancing is contributing to an increase in anxiety, depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and addictions. 

When we socially isolate ourselves, either for covid or due to the cooler weather, we end up lonelier and sadder.   

 Loneliness is a real problem in our modern disconnected society.  Although people connect socially via social media, they may not have the supportive connections necessary to avoid loneliness.  

S.A.D, or Seasonal Affective Disorder  is caused by low levels of serotonin, low levels of vitamin D, and increased levels of melatonin.  S.A.D becomes more pronounced in areas with very short daylight hours.  

If you suspect your symptoms are related to S.A.D, there are a few things you can do to feel better.  First of all, get a blood test to check your Vitamin D levels.  Many people are low in Vitamin D and could benefit from...

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Why I Taped My Mouth Shut!

I recently had an annual check up and I was totally taken aback when my doctor asked if I suffered from sleep apnea.  I asked why she thought this and she informed me that I had symptoms that appeared to be related to interrupted sleep.  She recommended a sleep study but I wanted to rule out other causes before taking that step.  

Through my research I discovered the impact mouth breathing has on sleep.  The past few months I've woken up from severe dry throat and didn't know the cause.  I also woke up frequently through the night and couldn't pin point the reason.  

In doing this research about mouth breathing, I learned about taping the mouth for good sleep.  Breathing is something we do all day, every day. You probably took 12-16 breathes just in the past minute but did you stop to observe if you breathed through your nose or mouth?  

Although I'm generally a nose breather during the day, I noticed I...

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Internet Addiction: Symptoms and Treatment Options

 

Do you or someone you know struggles with an addiction to the internet? Is the time spent on the internet impacting their job, school work, and personal relationships?

Since we're all confined to our homes due to the pandemic, many are forced to spend large amounts of time on the internet, either for work...or school.  The internet is also our only source of socialization so it's easy to see how dependent some of us have become on the internet.  

Of course, just because you're spending more time on the internet, it doesn't necessarily mean you're struggling with an Internet Addiction Disorder.  The excessive use of the internet becomes an issue when it begins to interfere with your daily life activities.  

In this video I address the signs and symptoms of internet addiction and discuss the steps you can take to overcome your dependency.  

 



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9 Steps For Growth And Healing

Wayne Dyer, one of my favorite motivational speakers, has said "It's not what happens to you, it's how you deal with it."
He also said "When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change".
Now, more than ever, it's important to shift our focus and perspective.  
Understanding that we will all have our moments of grief, sadness and stress throughout this journey, try to see how the gifts in these moments. 
Use this opportunity to improve your life.  For all those times we said there wasn’t enough time to do the things we’ve always wanted. This unexpected quarantine is giving us all a lot of things but the greatest gift is time. Some of us are reveling in this gift while others are steeped in anxiety and fear. No matter where you fall on this spectrum, the question to ask is how can we use this time for good, to renew and to come out of this stronger than before? In other words, how can we make this...
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Natural Solutions For Improved Mental Health

 

Zermina Akbary, from Living Wholelistic joined me to talk about gut health, brain health, hormonal health, stress management, and overall self care for your mind and body. Zermina is a registered nurse, certified dietician, and functional medicine specialist, specializing in hormonal and gut health. If you're pregnant, struggling with managing your stress, have hormonal issues, struggle with gut health, this video is for you. It's packed with useful tips and product recommendations to help you get started on your healing journey.

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Using Essential Oils to Boost Your Immune System

 

Do you use essential oils to treat viral or bacterial infections?

In this video, we discuss what essential oils are, how they work to boost immunity, and what oils are best to use.

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Anxiety and the Coronavirus

 

“Sorrow looks back, worry looks around, faith looks up.”
                                       ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Has the recent pandemic related to the Coronavirus made managing anxiety difficult?

Many are struggling to find balance and control of anxiety due to the constant barrage of news updates. This constant news coverage is feeding our anxiety and many aren’t sure how to handle it.

In this video I address how to manage anxiety and find ways to ease your anxiety and regain control during this time of uncertainty. 

 

 

 

It’s very important to keep your routines as normal as possible.

  • Make sure not to isolate yourself…even if you have to avoid crowds.
  • Reach out to family and friends, even if through the phone.
  • Focus on self care and make sure you are eating and sleeping well.
  • Use guided meditations to help you relax and...
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5 Ways to Make the Most of Your Therapy Session

 

“I've realized therapy is incredibly therapeutic”
Lisa Schroeder, I Heart You, You Haunt Me

You have an entire hour dedicated to you to address your life's issues and struggles so why not make the most of each session? 

I see so many people come to sessions totally unprepared and not know what to talk about. 

That hour can easily be wasted if you don't come to the sessions prepared.  Therapy can only be effective if you take it seriously and put in the work and effort in between sessions. 

In this video I address how you can make the most of your therapy sessions.Therapy can work best when you make the most of the sessions.

To download the Free PDF “Top 5 Strategies for Great Mental Health”, please visit https://www.transforminganxiety.com/top5

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Making Time For Therapy

 

Making your mental health a priority can improve your life in all areas, including financially and your relationships.

Not investing in your mental health can also cost you time, money, jobs, and joy in your life.

In this video, I address the importance of making time for therapy and investing in your mental health.

If you’re interested in getting started with prioritizing your mental health, I have a great FREE Pdf Guide “The Top 5 Strategies for Great Mental Health” to help you get started. Visit https://www.transforminganxiety.com/top5 to get started today!

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The Negative Impact of Stress on Anxiety

 

High levels of stress can worsen your anxiety.

In this video I address how you can manage your stress levels for more control of your anxiety.

To get your copy of the Free PDF “Top 10 Strategies for Self Care” Guide visit https://www.transforminganxiety.com/Self-Care

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