What is Generalized Anxiety Disorder? (Plus, Advice From Someone Who Has It)

Generalized anxiety disorder, commonly known as GAD, affects about seven million people in the United States and even more worldwide. It’s fairly common, but it can be complex to understand and difficult to cope with at first. What is it? How do you know when you have it? Here are some answers to the most common questions surrounding GAD—plus, I partnered with Emily Hein, founder … Continue reading What is Generalized Anxiety Disorder? (Plus, Advice From Someone Who Has It)

Running Has a True Connection to Depression and Anxiety Relief — Here’s Why

Running has benefits that go further than just improving physical shape. If you’re dealing with anxiety or depression, running can actually positively impact your brain in ways that are similar to therapy. Even if you’re just dealing with stress, going for a morning jog or heading out on a run after work can help stabilize your mood in ways you probably didn’t know. Exercise stabilizes … Continue reading Running Has a True Connection to Depression and Anxiety Relief — Here’s Why

5 Quick Relaxation Techniques You Can Use Anywhere

Stress and anxiety can strike at any time. While they’re not the same thing, their symptoms are similar, and there are easy ways to relax your mind in the midst of a stressful moment or panic attack. Next time you’re feeling overwhelmed, take a moment and use one or more of these techniques to calm yourself down. Deep breathing: 4-7-8 technique Taking deep breaths is … Continue reading 5 Quick Relaxation Techniques You Can Use Anywhere

Here’s How to Tell if it’s Just Stress, or If You’re Actually Dealing With an Anxiety Disorder

It’s normal to experience stress or anxiety every once in a while. People often feel nervous in situations like starting a new job, taking a big test, etc. However, it’s important to be able to distinguish between whether you’re experiencing stress or something more serious, like an anxiety disorder. Here are four ways to help you figure out whether your stress might actually be something … Continue reading Here’s How to Tell if it’s Just Stress, or If You’re Actually Dealing With an Anxiety Disorder