4 WAYS TO REDUCE ANXIETY ON YOUR COFFEE BREAK

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4 WAYS TO REDUCE ANXIETY ON YOUR COFFEE BREAK

According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, anxiety disorders affect roughly 40 million people over the age of 18 in the United States. Though these disorders are highly treatable, only 36.9% of those with anxiety seek treatment. Perhaps this is because of busy schedules or a lack of insurance that causes so many people with anxiety to suffer...[ read more ]

HOW TO PRACTICE SELF-COMPASSION

Most of us from a young age are taught how to be kind, considerate and compassionate toward others. But rarely are we told to show the same consideration to ourselves. This becomes even more true for individuals brought up in abusive or unloving homes. WHAT IS SELF-COMPASSION? Self-compassion is taken from Buddhist psychology and refers to how we can relate...[ read more ]

10 SIGNS YOU’RE ADDICTED TO WORKING

We live in a society that worships the overachiever. Burning the candle at both ends and denying yourself pleasure until the work gets done is seen as honorable. And while having a good work ethic is definitely key to living your best life, it is also important to balance your work life with a sense of play and freedom. If...[ read more ]

4 WAYS TO DEAL WITH SOCIAL ANXIETY AT WORK

According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, 15 million U.S. Americans, or 6.8% of the population, suffers from Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD). SAD, also sometimes referred to as social phobia, is an intense fear of social situations. The sufferer believes they could become humiliated and embarrass themselves somehow in front of other people. They tend to focus on...[ read more ]

SENIOR DATING: 4 TIPS TO FINDING YOUR SILVER MOJO

Dating. It’s not easy at any age, but it can be downright tough for those in the 60+ category. The world has most likely changed significantly since the last time you may have dated. You yourself have also changed. Love, loss, careers, raising a family, etc. have all impacted who you are and how you feel about life and the...[ read more ]

WHAT IS SUCCESS AND HOW DO YOU ACHIEVE IT?

By Melissa Burton, LCSW, CMC  Who comes to mind when you envision a successful person? Society often looks to wealthy and notable people as successful, but often these people are incredibly unhappy. From tragic tabloid tales and the recent high-profile suicides like Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade, societal success sometimes comes at the expense of happiness. Many celebrities now openly...[ read more ]

LEARNING TO LOVE THE LIFE YOU HAVE

By Michelle Nagy, M. Ed.  Ever since I was a little girl, I have memories of planning out my future. I knew I would graduate high school, go to college and then begin working or go on to grad school. Even more importantly though, I knew that I wanted to get married and have kids. It was all set up...[ read more ]

OVERCOMING YOUR FEAR OF FAILURE

BY MELISSA BURTON, LCSW The fear of failure could be one of the greatest struggles of our time. How do you tackle such a big existential dilemma? Can we conquer failure once and for all, or are we destined to fight this battle forever? Sometimes the greatest obstacles can be solved with simple solutions. Let’s start at the root of...[ read more ]

GETTING YOUR INNER SPARK BACK: 5 TIPS TO LOVING YOURSELF AGAIN

We are born knowing that we are infinitely lovable. Babies and toddlers demand love and attention. They ask to be held, they ask for toys and presents and they feel they deserve them. When we’re very young, we simply somehow just “know” that we are amazing and deserve nothing but goodness. But then something happens… We get programmed by kids...[ read more ]

ADJUSTING TO MOVING TO NASHVILLE

By Michelle Nagy, M.Ed. “100 people move to Nashville a day.” It’s become a common conversation starter among friends or even with the local Uber driver. Everyone knows someone who has made the move or even they themselves fall into this category. Maybe they have received a promotion, are going back to school or have decided that it was just...[ read more ]