How to Manage Anxiety Over Returning to the ‘New Normal’

If I got a nickel for every time I heard (or said) the phrase “These are uncertain times”… The initial COVID-19 shutdown created a wave of anxiety when it was first implemented, but with humans being such adaptable creatures, many people seem to have quickly gotten used to the changes.  The recent easing of restrictions…

9 Ways to Help a Friend with Depression

I’m a pretty big fan of the Calm app and blog, and I think it’s important to share some information for those of us that know someone who’s struggling with depression.  Check out the article here.

Your Productivity Doesn’t Determine Your Worth

Healthline put out this really powerful article about value and productivity.  This has been something I certainly understand the value of, but as a to-do-list-maker I struggle to put it into practice in my own life.  I think the important thing to remember is that wellness is an ongoing process that you continually work on,…

Anxiety Vs. Coronavirus

Many people are experiencing increased symptoms of anxiety and depression since the isolation and social distancing rules have been put into effect.  Symptoms of anxiety and panic can often include difficulty breathing and other respiratory symptoms, which can mimic symptoms of the virus.  Thankfully, the folks at Baton Rouge General hospital put out an article…

Positive Dieting Mindset During Quarantine

The folks at Eat This Not That put out a great article, 7 Ways to Keep a Positive Dieting Mindset During Quarantine.  I love how the cornerstone of these tips are wellness, self-awareness, and self-compassion.  Prioritizing “health” during these uncertain times does not just mean social distancing and good hand hygiene to avoid sickness, but…

5 Ways to Create a Healthy and Productive Environment

Healthline has been putting out some really great stuff lately, and I was impressed with this recent article, Working From Home? Here Are 5 Ways to Create a Healthy and Productive Environment.  These are tips that I use myself, especially #1; without my million-and-one to-do lists, my accountability would be down the tubes. Having a…

Breathing Exercises

I got this article in an email from Healthline.  Check out 8 Breathing Exercises to Try When You Feel Anxious.  #’s 1 and 3 are my preferred methods, and of course I also love Guided meditation, which I’ll make a separate article about in the future, I promise.

10 Mental Health Tips for COVID 19

COVID 19 is impacting us all, and we’ve heard countless reminders of washing hands and participating in social distancing.  But one thing we haven’t heard very much about as ways to keep mentally healthy during the quarantine.  Below are some tips I’ve been sharing with my clients to help them stay calm and zen during…