Anxiety disorders can be a powerful presence throughout life

Anxiety disorders can be a powerful presence throughout life

We all suffer from anxiety time to time. First we struggle with anxiety when we’re young and in school, negotiating our path through the halls and around the cliques and social situations that rule our school lives. When we’re a little older, we continue the dance with our old partner. New career choices, car payments, mortgages and so on. Family and children get added to the picture; wonderful additions, by and large, but also sources of anxiety. Worries abound – Are we providing adequately? Are they doing alright in school? Read more

Texting: A surprising stress source

Texting: A surprising stress source

Quick question: how can you spell “stress” with just three letters?

S-M-S. Which stands for short message service. Which we all know better as texting. Texting allows mobile phone users to send each other short text messages and can be read at the user’s convenience. It’s helpful in these busy times; people can stay in touch without fear of catching someone at the wrong time or interrupting something important. Texting’s popular, too. The Pew Research Center says people aged 18 to 24 send around 110 texts daily. Read more

New parents, new baby, new stress

New parents, new baby, new stress

After all the pains and commotion at the time of delivery, new parents can look at their new baby in awe. A new child means a lot of love, joy and memories being made. No one mentions the stress, though. Stress comes with a new baby along with the rest, especially for new parents. From learning to change a diaper without making a mess to dealing with sporadic amounts of sleep, the presence of a new baby has a big impact on mom and dad’s stress levels. Read more

Easing anxiety with pets

Easing anxiety with pets

It’s no secret that people love their furry friends, but pets provide more benefits than valuable companionship. Studies have shown that presence of animals offers a wide range of physical and mental benefits, including managing anxiety. Read more