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surviving-a-sick-day

I have not been a fan of this year, health-wise. It’s not like I’ve had any major health issues; I haven’t been hospitalized or even had to go to the ER this year (*knocking furiously on wood because this damn year is not over yet!*). But honestly, I think my immune system has gone on vacation somewhere warm and sunny without me because I have used up every single sick day I have available to me and then some. It’s ridiculous.Granted some of my…

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5-books-that-have-helped-with-my-stress-anxiety

I’ve done a lot of things over the years to work on managing my anxiety and also the stress levels that create even MORE anxiety. I don’t know about you, but when it comes to anxiety and panic attacks, less is truly more!I started off by learning to do yoga in my living room back in 2010. In 2012 I added running – something I used to do on the cross country team back in high school. I also worked on meditation in fits and spurts. Right now…

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how-to-stop-anxiety-fast-using-your-five-senses

Any time I get stuck dealing with anxiety or a panic attack, there are a few things that race through my brain every single time. They include things like:”Can anyone tell this is happening? I don’t want anyone to know.””Breathe, breathe, breathe, I’m okay, breathe, breathe…””I hate anxiety, this is so STUPID, what is wrong with me?!”And so on.There’s also one other thing that almost always pops up in my head during these moments: “How can I make this stop?”After a…

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healthy-at-a-desk-job

I think that probably the vast majority of us work in some sort of office space, whether it’s in your home or an office building. This leads to a lot of sitting down all day and letting our health slide. Luckily it’s not hard to stay healthy at a desk job – you just have to put a little mindfulness into it!When you read some of these tips, you might find that you think, “well duh. That’s pretty obvious.” But then ask yourself how many of them…

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hiking-in-halifax-bayers-lake-mystery-walls

After being cooped up for much of the winter, as soon as the weather starts to improve I get eager to do things like get out in my yard, sit on the back deck, and go hiking in Halifax and the surrounding area. Yes, I know there are plenty of things you can do in the winter and I’m not exactly a full-on hermit, but I do prefer to be outside when it’s NOT cold or snowing.A couple of years ago I read Wild&nbsp…

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how-to-use-affirmations-to-improve-your-life

One of the most amazing things about the human brain is that as complex as it may be, you can trick it into believing something just by repeating it often enough. The downside, of course, is that if you constantly tell yourself, “I’m not good enough” or “I am terrible at [insert whatever you’re telling yourself here]” or “I’m stupid,” then you’ll start to genuinely feel that it’s true. The not-always-obvious upside, though, is that this means you can change your story…

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how-to-deal-with-anxiety-at-work

It doesn’t matter what you do in your daily job. Whether you love it or not, at some point your job can cause you stress. Anxiety at work can make the 9-5 (or whatever your hours are) even harder than it already is.Here are some of the things I do in order to lower my work-related anxiety issues.1. Get some sleep.I know, it’s easier said than done sometimes. Insomnia can be difficult and is a topic in its own right. (I created a…

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the-simplest-way-to-drink-more-water

No kidding. This simple way to drink more water is so obvious that you might already be doing it, and if you’re not you’ll wonder why you didn’t think of it sooner. I know *I* wanted to know why I didn’t already figure this out.So we all know we need to drink an adequate amount of water to function properly. Our bodies need it and we have a tendency to deny ourselves because we’re too busy drinking coffee and alcohol, or sugary fruit juice…

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big-fun-at-the-family-channel-big-ticket-summer-concert-in-halifax

I can think of a ton of examples of how my life changed for the better when I learned to manage my anxiety issues. I could go into stores that I used to avoid, I could volunteer at the school for my oldest daughter, and I could attend events that I might have otherwise skipped because I knew that a) I probably wouldn’t have to deal with any anxiety, and b) if I did, I could get rid of it fairly quickly and easily.I’m so grateful for…

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