Soother of the month

Worry Stones

December 2, 2016

Worry stones, sometimes called “pocket tranquilizers,” have been used since the beginning of humankind (yes, anxiety is that old). Ancient Greeks used Palm Stones, smoothed by the sea and Komboloi, which are worry beads, similar to rosary beads used in Catholicism or Mala beads used in Buddhism. Many Native American cultures considered stones sacred—especially quartz—which […]

Bach’s Rescue Remedy

November 2, 2016

Another anxiety sister recommended this month’s soother to us years ago, and, to our delight, it really works! Just a couple of spritzes on the tongue, and everything feels just a little bit easier. If you prefer drops, they sell those too. And it’s completely natural… Abs packs this one in her flight bag for […]

Talk to Yourself Aloud

October 2, 2016

This month’s soother is simple but extremely effective: TALK TO YOURSELF ALOUD (trust us, the aloud part really makes a difference) Explain to yourself what is happening by labeling the experience: “What I’m feeling is anxiety. It is very uncomfortable, but that is what anxiety feels like.” Choose a mantra (a repeated word or phrase) […]

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