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Taking Care of Yourself While Social Distancing

Abs – March 31, 2020

As the world continues to deal with the coronavirus pandemic, health officials are recommending social-distancing and self-quarantine practices to slow the spread of the disease. This means, for the foreseeable future, we’ll be spending a lot more time at home. Our daily routines will shift, we’ll be without the face-to-face social contact that helps keep us feeling […]

Do You Freeze?

Abs – January 10, 2020

We Anxiety Sisters are all too familiar with the “fight or flight” response that gets activated by our sympathetic nervous systems when we perceive a threat (real or imagined). You know what I mean—the surge of adrenaline that runs through your body making your heart beat faster, your breathing get heavier, your body heat up, […]

Does Self-Care Make You Anxious?

Mags – July 16, 2019

Lately, I’ve been noticing a bit of a social media rebellion over the term “self-care” (especially in relation to dealing with anxiety or depression). Like other trendy “buzzwords,” I have often thought that the term “self-care” is used so much in our culture that it feels almost meaningless. It seems that every activity from manicures […]

How My Students Got Me to Meditate (Guest Blogger Nicky)

Abs – June 6, 2019

I work in a public high school in New York City. That sentence alone might send a lot of anxiety sisters into a tailspin (high school + Manhattan = chaos…at least sometimes). I must admit that as an anxiety sister myself, I don’t always do the best job of making time to manage my anxiety. […]

How Pharmacogenomics Can Help Depression Sufferers

Abs – April 1, 2019

“After years of trying everything, I finally decided to go on medication for my depression and anxiety. The first one I tried made me feel like I was climbing the walls. The second one did nothing for me at all. What medication do you think is best? I am starting to feel like nothing can […]

Agoraphobia

Mags – February 19, 2019

We know traveling can be anxiety-provoking, but come with us to a faraway land—just for a minute. The Agora, in Ancient Greece, was the center of the action. It hosted political and civic events, the arts, and sports. Eventually, it also became the major marketplace where all sorts of things were sold and traded. It […]

Making Sense of Depression: 9 Ways to Manage

Abs – February 6, 2019

We have had an inordinate number of Anxiety Sisters write to us lately about feeling depressed—really depressed. Not being able to get out of bed depressed. Not washing their hair or brushing their teeth depressed. Not able to eat depressed. We’re not sure why all of a sudden we are hearing so much of this […]

Strategies for Managing Holiday Anxiety

Mags – December 19, 2018

One of the worst things about this time of year are all the articles I see about how to deal with anxiety during the holidays.  Somehow these authors presume that I usually eat really well and exercise diligently, and they just need to remind me to keep doing so during the holidays. Likewise, they assume […]

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