9 Ways to Reduce Anxiety Right Here, Right Now

When you’re feeling anxious, you might feel stuck and unsure of how to feel better. You might even do things that unwittingly fuel your anxiety. You might hyperfocus on the future, and get carried away by a slew of what-ifs. What if I start to feel worse? What if they hate my presentation? What if she…

5 Tips to Keep Social Anxiety From Derailing Your Career

For the 15 million people in the U.S. who suffer from Social Anxiety Disorder, the fear of embarrassment in social situations can be paralyzing. Afraid of being judged or seen in a negative light by others, sufferers sometimes drop out of school and have difficulty working. However, milder forms of social anxiety are also common — but…

6 Tips to Reduce Your Daily Stress and Anxiety

There are two major reasons that for several decades more Americans become stressed, agitated and anxious — which in turn increases their daily physical stress, which itself in turn has led to the ongoing decades-long epidemic in stress-related disorders and diseases. The first reason is societal. As inequality rises, so do our fears about affording…

10 Tips for Meditating to Relax and Help Lupus Anxiety

Before I got lupus, I had no idea what an anxiety attack felt like, let alone how to work to stave one off. I’d always used meditation for personal focus and professional clarity. Meditation and mindfulness are how I have accomplished a lot of goals over the years but I never thought they would help me…

14 Scientific Tricks to Beat Stress, Anxiety, And Fear

  Humans are wired to be on the lookout for the thing that wants to eat us next. But the audience at your next presentation is not, in fact, a bunch of razor-toothed animals. They generally want to see you do well. To help you trick your brain into calming down, we’ve put together a…

Dealing with Panic Attacks

Having a panic attack can be a terrifying experience. That’s why it’s called a panic attack! For many people experiencing one from the first time the sudden rush of fear, combined with the chest pain, nausea, tingling fingers and feeling that your heart is trying to bludgeon its way out of your ribcage are enough…

Can yoghurt cure depression?

Depressive disorders often run in families, which, in addition to the genetic component, may point to the microbiome as a causative agent,” they said. “In chronically stressed mice displaying despair behaviour, we found that the microbiota composition and the metabolic signature dramatically change. Specifically, we observed reduced lactobacillus and increased circulating kynurenine levels [a metabolite…