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How to Overcome Fear

Going down a bridge

Since the beginning of civilization, people have been trying to find how to overcome fear. What exactly is fear and how can we control it instead of being controlled by it? Like any other primary emotion, fear serves a purpose, and as such, has two main functions: to adapt and to communicate. Fear provokes “the […]


3 Mindfulness Techniques For Anxiety

Mindfulness can be described as your ability to be present and intensely aware of what you are sensing, thinking, and feeling in the moment, without interpreting or judging it. Practiced through meditation, mindfulness involves relaxing practices such as guided imagery, deep breathing, and other methods that can increase your mood, alleviate stress and anxiety symptoms, […]


How To Tell If You Are Addicted To Stress

stress woman yelling with hands on her head

Stress is the body’s reaction to any perceived threat in our environment, our body, and our thoughts. In other words, any challenge in the outside world and within us that overcomes our coping abilities may provoke stress. When you perceive a threat, a part of the limbic system in your brain called the amygdala stimulates […]


SSRI (Strategies, Strengths, Resources, and Insights) as a Method to Handle Resilience

SSRI man standing in victory pose

Resilience is the process of adapting well to stress. Being resilient doesn’t mean that you don’t experience any stress. Resilience represents your ability to bounce back after challenging experiences such as family and relationship problems, health issues, work-related problems, or financial challenges. Our resilience is relative and depends upon a situation. For example, you may […]


Acute vs Chronic Stress

Acute and chronic stress woman sitting outside

When we perceive a threat (stress), our nervous system releases chemicals and hormones that prepare our body for the “flight-or-fight” response. While acute stress is not necessarily a bad thing, as it prepares us to respond to a specific situation, chronic stress doesn’t allow our body to recover after such response. And this can negatively […]


Resolve Back to School Stress Students

Students dealing with stress in class

School stress is a serious issue that kids, teens, college students and their families have to deal with. According to the report of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), we have generations of college students nowadays that strive to perfectionism, showing increased signs of anxiety, depression, and stress. We know that stress is not exclusive […]