Why Do We Get Nervous?

Why Do We Get Nervous

When I talk to clients about anxiety, I often hear stories of people feeling like they are drowning in anxiety. When you feel this way, it’s hard not to want to never feel this way again but anxiety is actually a healthy thing. Kevin Fall, PhD, once described anxiety being like fire for when you […]

How to Cope in Our Crazy World

How to cope in our crazy world

by Margaret Fiero Nonstop shelling in Gaza, Ebola outbreak, a passenger plane being shot down in Ukraine, ISIS making  Al Qaeda look like the Lion’s Club, natural disasters occurring with an alarming frequency… at times it feels like the world’s crumbling around our ears.  These tragedies are difficult for those with robust mental health to […]

The Simplest Way to Overcome Anxiety and Depression

The Simplest Way to Overcome Anxiety and Depression

Anxiety and depression can be debilitating. Both cause distress, impair your daily functioning, make it difficult for you to work towards your goals, and interfere with your sleep and appetite. Furthermore, both prevent you from doing the activities you used to enjoy. Depression can make people too tired, sad, and hopeless to initiate previously rewarding […]

Opinion: Hypochondria Is Funny, but Not in a Ha-Ha Way

Opinion: Hypochondria is Funny, But Not in a Ha-Ha Way

By Lauren Modery of Hipstercrite I loved watching Woody Allen films as a teenager because as a bad Jew (“bad” in that I’m still not quite sure when Rosh Hashanah is), I found him not only hysterical, but relatable as well. There was one facet of his character -which also happens to be a real-life […]

How to Leave Comfort Zone

How to Leave Comfort Zone

By:  Mary Hoofnagle It seems everyone has a list of things they wish they could do, but feel like they can’t.  We all have plans, goals, and dreams, but feel trapped by every day life.  We all pull from the same list of excuses: I don’t have enough time. I don’t have enough money. I […]

Accepting Anxiety (Part 2)

Accepting Anxiety (Part 2)

by Margaret Fiero In my last blog entry, I proposed the idea of counterintuitively accepting one’s anxiety.  It sounds interesting, but how does it work? Is it one of those things that just sounds good in theory but doesn’t really function in practice? As I am still just a student of counseling, I can’t answer […]