In this beautiful video, German house DJ Danilo Plessow shares the story of his anxiety.Read More
Ever wonder why the lead x-ray blanket in the dentist's chair feels so great?
It's because weighted blankets help relax your nervous system, releasing a flood of "good-feeling" hormones into your body (similar to the hormones you get when you are hugged or held). Weighted blankets promote the release of serotonin, melatonin, and lower nighttime cortisol levels. This guide can help you find the right weighted blanket. That's the goal.Read More
I sometimes wander to Google on nights when I'm awake late finishing schoolwork. I pull up quick quizzes aptly named “Do You Have Anxiety?” based off the DSM criteria for Generalized Anxiety Disorder..Read More
My friend Kate and I were talking about an important and under-explored perspective of anxiety: the partner's. Here are smaller gestures we've experienced or seen work to break the spiraling cycle of anxiety.Read More
Late one night on a hot summer five years ago I found myself in a room packed floor to ceiling with bunk beds and sweating human bodies. I had just embarked on the Camino de Santiago — a grueling journey of 800 kilometers that starts from a small village in the south of France and crosses northern Spain.Read More
Aaron Beck, one of the founders of cognitive therapy, concluded that automatic negative thinking sabotages our best self and lead to a vicious circle of misery. How it feels: We get stuck in the same negative thoughts over and over.Read More
I didn’t know it at the time, but I was having panic attacks. A panic attack is a misnomer: it should be called a fear attack. I wasn’t panicking; I was overwhelmed by fear. My adrenaline rose, my vision narrowed, and I started hyperventilating. I was afraid, but I had no reason for it.Read More