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Mental Health and Partner Abuse Resources for Men

Mental Health and Partner Abuse Resources for Men 0

There aren't a lot of online mental health and partner abuse resources that are geared to men, so I'm putting together a resource list. 

I'll be adding to the list as I find more resources.

The Benefits of Drinking Water for Anxiety, Mood, and More

The Benefits of Drinking Water for Anxiety, Mood, and More 0

Your body is mostly water. If you don't get enough water, you don't feel as good as you could physically or mentally. 

I spent 4 years researching and writing a book about the impact of diet on anxiety and specific anti-anxiety foods and supplements. The number one recommendation on my list of anti-anxiety foods is . . . water. 

There are lots of other foods to add to your diet, or subtract from your diet, to help you be more stress resilient and reduce anxiety, but getting enough water is a simple place to start. 

5 Grounding Techniques for Anxiety and Emotional Distress

5 Grounding Techniques for Anxiety and Emotional Distress 0

Anxiety and other stressful emotions can cloud your mind and hijack your brain. Grounding techniques engage your body to quickly reset your mind to a calm, grounded, logical state. They interrupt the fight-flight-or-freeze response to stress. 
Best Anxiety Quotes

Best Anxiety Quotes 1

Is anxiety making your head spin, wearing you out, keeping you awake, . . .?

Here's a collection of quotes to help you understand anxiety, provide anxiety-relieving direction from experts, and lift your spirits; PLUS resources with practical anti-anxiety tips and techniques to make your life better.

Quotes to Inspire You to Stop Toxic Perfectionism

Quotes to Inspire You to Stop Toxic Perfectionism 2

You may think that perfectionism helps people get things done. It doesn't.

You might think that perfectionism helps people get things done well. It doesn't.

You might think that perfectionism helps people be better partners and parents. It doesn't.

The reality is that perfectionism is toxic to relationships and life. It wears out the perfectionistic person and people they are close to.

Perfectionists are chronically disappointed in themselves and others. They have trouble trying to do things because of being immobilized by fear of failure.

Here's a collection of the best quotes to help inspire you to be happy in your imperfection. 

Becoming Calm Anxiety Workbook and Journal

Becoming Calm Anxiety Workbook and Journal 0

I know how bad anxiety feels, and how much it gets in the way of happiness, because I’ve experienced decades of anxiety myself. Before becoming a counselor, I stumbled along trying various ways to deal with my anxiety even though I didn’t know to give it that label. Now, I only rarely have a small pang of anxiety that I can easily manage.

This inside look at anxiety, coupled with what I’ve learned from helping hundreds of counseling clients overcome everything from generalized anxiety to fear of flying to PTSD, has given me unique insight into what anxiety feels like, what helps relieve it, and what helps build stress resilience.

I put what I've learned from all these experiences into a new book in the Silver Lining series -- Becoming Calm: Silver Lining Reduce Anxiety and Increase Stress Resilience Workbook and Journal.