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...

Continue Reading...

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.  

 



Continue Reading...

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...
Continue Reading...

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

Continue Reading...

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

Continue Reading...

Can OCD be the BEST disorder to have?

 

“When you say ‘control freak’ and ‘OCD’ and ‘organized,’ that suggests someone who’s cold in nature, and I’m just not.

Like, I’m really open when it comes to letting people in.
But I just like my house to be neat, and I don’t like to make big messes that would hurt people”.

                                                                                 ~Taylor Swift

 

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, or OCD, is an anxiety based disorder.

In this video I discuss how OCD can impact your life and how it’s possible to take back control and make OCD work for you.  OCD is manageable but not always easy or simple.  You will need help and guidance in learning how to manage and control it.

"I have a...

Continue Reading...

Managing Anxiety

 

Anxiety is the number one disorder in the world.  Medication has been proving to be a short term solution.  You can learn to manage your anxiety without medication.  In this video, I show you easy steps to managing your anxiety.  Start taking control of your life!  

Continue Reading...
Close

50% Complete

Two Step

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua.