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)

5 Ways to Be More Productive in the Morning

Waking up can be rough. We all know too well that dreaded feeling of hearing the alarm sound just as we’re deep into an awesome sleep.  So how can we make waking up a little more bearable? It’s all about having a productive routine—and not hitting the snooze button. You might not want to do all of these suggestions in the morning, so focus on … Continue reading 5 Ways to Be More Productive in the Morning

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