Tagged as Anxiety

Managing Anxiety About Wearing Masks

By Dr. Jessica Gold, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Washington University WHY DO SOME PEOPLE FEEL ANXIOUS ABOUT WEARING A MASK? Usually, the problem is that somebody has general day to day anxiety, they have...

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Managing Sleep in the Time of Coronavirus

By Marni Amsellem, Ph.D. We’ve now been living life in quarantine for many months. What now rings true is the following observation: Quarantine continues to affect all areas of life. From our social interactions to...

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How to Talk to Kids About Racism and Discrimination

Q&A with Dr. Kira Banks, Psychologist and creator of Raising Equity* There is so much in the news about George Floyd’s death at the hands of police and the pervasiveness of racism. How can we...

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Managing Difficult Emotions in Times of Stress

By Jenny Tryansky, Personal Development Coach At a recent webinar gathering only two weeks into the COVID-19 crisis in North America, I reluctantly logged on to meet with a group of co-active coach colleagues, including...

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A health care worker’s experience on the front lines fighting COVID-19

Q&A with a Toronto-based Emergency Room Registered Nurse* *For privacy reasons, they have asked to remain anonymous What was a typical day like for you before the COVID-19 pandemic, and how has the outbreak affected...

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Managing your money during a global pandemic

A Q&A with Shannon Lee Simmons, Certified Financial Planner and founder of the New School of Finance What kinds of emotions are you seeing among your clients right now? There’s a range of emotions. I...

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Choosing Happiness

In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, today's date (March 20, the International Day of Happiness) feels particularly important. This article will help you find positivity during these trying times, especially if you've been feeling...

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Social Distancing: What it means and how you can manage it in day-to-day life

Q&A with Licensed Psychologist, Marni Amsellem, Ph.D What exactly is social distancing?  Social distancing is something that we are all being asked to do right now. The exact spacing or the exact amount of people...

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Investing in employee mental health boosts the bottom line, Deloitte study finds.

What is one way to increase profits? Decrease expenses, right? That generally holds true, but it’s not the case when it comes to employee mental health. Research recently conducted by Deloitte has found that employers...

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Ask the Expert: Managing difficult emotions with self-compassion, with Dr. Susan Orsillo

Anger. Frustration. Grief. Guilt. Complex emotions like these can be hard to understand, and even harder to control. Fortunately, we can mitigate their effects by practicing self-compassion, as LifeSpeak expert Dr. Susan Orsillo explained during...

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Back by popular demand: We're hosting another Mental Health Marathon!

A few months ago, we gathered some of our top mental health experts to spend two entire days answering our users' questions about stress, anxiety, depression, PTSD, mood disorders, and so much more. We called...

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Ask the Expert: Sharon Selby on back-to-school and other childhood anxieties

For some children, returning to school in September is exciting. They look forward to making new friends and learning new subjects. However, other children can find these same things quite daunting, and the idea of...

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