How does anxiety effect the brain? Are there any long term side effects? We ask an expert psychologist for the answers.
— Read on www.glamourmagazine.co.uk/article/anxiety-in-the-brain
A woman with anxiety shares why her condition makes her believe isolating herself is the answer.
— Read on themighty.com/2017/09/anxiety-isolation/
Looking on the bright side also acts as a safeguard, according to 18-year study.
— Read on www.apa.org/news/press/releases/2019/05/goals-perseverance
Right now my cholesterol is high. Not from eating junk food or eating out, but just mostly from stress. I’m only 32 and right now my total cholesterol is at 226. That is way above the recommended of 100-199 (mg/dL). Geez…if car accidents, diseases, cancer, being murdered, childbirth, or even being food poisoned won’t kill me, the stress will. Things have been hard on me for the past year from homelessness to family to worrying about paying for my rent, my cell phone bill, and loans, looking for a job and worrying about those things could actually kill me. That’s a scary thought. I don’t want to die because I was stressed out for not being able to pay my rent. I don’t want that on my tombstone. I don’t want to die young. It may not be now, but it could be in my late 30s/early 40s if this keeps up. I’ve got things to do, things to see and people who and will need me.
Ugh…stress. It doesn’t help I have generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), PTSD, and depression which I’m taking three types of medication for and then Atorvastatin (stantin) which I’m suppose to be taking (my mom would kill me if she found out I haven’t been taking them, but can you blame me? I’m already taking one medication for GAD, two medications for depression, and one medication to treat my fibroid). I just wanna reduce the stress, without medication you know? I’m really trying. Like putting on an aromatherapy candle I like so much (if you go to Bath and Body works, look for eucalyptus mint. It’s really good for stress), listening to podcasts, listening to audiobooks, reading, watching my favorite TV Show or movie, exercising, talking or text friends, and coloring in adult coloring book…blogging… But whatever it takes, I will try my very best to reduce my overall stress levels so I can reduce my cholesterol.
Readings on Stress and Heart Health
Heart Disease and Stress: What’s the Link?
How Stress Hurts
How Stress Hurts Your Heart
Stress and Your Health
Mental Health Screenings
Survivors of abuse should practice patience when recovering from trauma.
— Read on www.domesticshelters.org/articles/after-abuse/stages-of-recovery-after-trauma
If you, like me, are on an ongoing journey to understand your trauma, then you might appreciate these lessons, too. Here’s how the new movie “Us” brings it forward.
— Read on www.healthline.com/health/us-trauma-movie-explained
This is what I try to do everyday…