AnxietyIf you are struggling with anxiety today, you are not alone. Here are some things that may help. 1. This is one of my favorite Ted.com talks. Jordan Raskopolous describes EXACTLY what it's like to have anxiety, and it's a beautiful thing when we realize we aren't alone. Watch video: HERE 2. I am obsessed with Jason Stephenson and his guided meditations. I find myself using this one in particular on a daily basis. I take a minute and a half each day to pause, put my earbuds in, and calm myself down. Meditation isn't for everyone, but if you practice enough, it can truly change your life. Listen to the short clip on Youtube: HERE [caption id="attachment_14325" align="aligncenter" width="541"] Screenshot via YouTube.com[/caption]
3. I love, love, love some of the tips Therese J. Borchard gives in her article, "11 Tips to Help Manage Anxiety" on Psychcentral.com. She shares some neat, little tricks to help alter the course of the worry and fear that often paralyzes us. Read it: Here[caption id="attachment_14326" align="aligncenter" width="506"] Screenshot via Psychcentral.com[/caption] 4. If you are struggling to understand a loved one currently struggling with anxiety, here's a video I did awhile back, and it depicts in great detail what it's like, and what we need from you during those anxious times. Watch it: HERE [caption id="attachment_14329" align="aligncenter" width="542"] screenshot via youtube.com[/caption]
Depression, Sadness, and 'Blah'.
- Gen Kelsang Nyema is an American Buddhist nun, and her vibe is otherworldly, (I'm honestly not even sure if that is a word, really). In this video presented by Ted.com she talks about "outsourcing our happiness". The video is brilliant and you should definitely take some time to watch it. See it: HERE [caption id="attachment_14330" align="aligncenter" width="542"] screenshot via youtube.com[/caption]
- One of the questions I get asked the most is "How do I help (or not help) my loved one who is struggling with addiction?" In response I made a video offering some insight about enabling, based only off of my own experiences. The video received 5.5 million views and 102k shares on Facebook, so I'll leave it here in hopes it can help someone currently seeking insight. Watch: HERE.