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Calming Anxiety by Reducing It to Concern

Calming Anxiety by Reducing It to Concern 0

Anxiety is heightened fear. Anxiety can grab your brain and make it spin. It is painful and it gets in the way of you dealing logically with whatever created the anxiety. 

Some people try to avoid anxiety by going to an oblivious or numb place. They pretend there's no problem. Pretending there's no problem isn't going to solve the problem either. 

Spinning won't make the problem go away and pretending there's no problem won't make the problem go away. The solution lies in between these two: concern.

Concern allows you to calmly examine the problem and deal with it. 

How to Get Vitamin C to Boost Your Immune System and Stress Resilience

How to Get Vitamin C to Boost Your Immune System and Stress Resilience 0

Most people know that vitamin C can help you fight off a cold or flu, but did you know that it can help you deal with stress and reduce anxiety? 

Two places in your body that are crucial to how you deal with stress and whether it becomes anxiety are your brain and your adrenal glands. They are also two of the places in your body with the highest concentration of vitamin C.

What I cover in this post

  • How to get vitamin C: What to look for in Vitamin C supplements
  • Recommended amounts
  • How to get vitamin C: Vitamin C food sources
Ann Silvers' Books on Amazon

Ann Silvers' Books on Amazon 0

I now have 12 books on Amazon. Topics include anxiety help, what works and doesn't work in relationships, and emotional intelligence skills.

This post includes links for each of my books on Amazon.

What is a Normal Sleep Pattern? What is Insomnia?

What is a Normal Sleep Pattern? What is Insomnia? 0

Do you wonder whether your sleep pattern is considered normal? I used to think that healthy sleep meant that you fall asleep a few minutes after your head hits the pillow and you stay asleep until the next morning. I used to be wrong. 

My understanding of what healthy sleep looks like expanded when I met a sleep specialist counselor and then again when I took a class on helping clients overcome insomnia naturally. 

I'll pass on my learning about what healthy sleep patterns look like and what insomnia looks like in this post.

 

What's In This Post

In this article I'll cover:

  1. What is a Healthy Amount of Sleep?
  2. What Does Healthy Sleep Look Like?
  3. What is the Sleep Cycle?
  4. Insomnia Symptoms
  5. What is Acute Insomnia and Chronic Insomnia?
  6. How Common Is Insomnia?
  7. What Happens When You Don't Sleep
7 Insomnia Natural Remedies

7 Insomnia Natural Remedies 0

Having trouble sleeping? You aren't alone. The CDC has declared insufficient sleep a public health epidemic. 

One in 10 people suffer from chronic insomnia. About 4 in 10 have trouble sleeping. That's a lot of people. 

I recently attended an excellent class by Dr. Catherine Darley, ND about helping clients overcome insomnia naturally. In this post, I'll pass on some of the things that stood out to me from the class along with information about insomnia that I've learned from other sources over the years. 

 

What's In This Post

In this article I'll cover:

  •  Signs of Insomnia
  •  3 Things to Stop Doing if You Want to Sleep
  •  Medications that Can Cause Insomnia
  •  7 Natural Remedies for Insomnia
200 Word-of-the-Year Power Words for Your New Year Goals

200 Word-of-the-Year Power Words for Your New Year Goals 0

Rather than creating new year resolutions, many people pick one or a few words that represent the value(s) behind their new year goals. These words become a check and motivator throughout the year.

Your power word(s) set your intention or theme of the year. (Of course, you aren't stuck with them. If you want to change mid-year you can do that too.)

I'll give you some questions to ask yourself to help you hone in on your desired new year goals, ideas on how to use your word-of-the-year, and a list of 200 word-of-the-year words to help you start brainstorming the possibilities.