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Exercise: A Natural Anti-Anxiety Technique

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Living a healthy lifestyle represents the best defense against anxiety. Exercise is one of the key aspects of a healthy lifestyle to aid in the prevention of anxiety and other disorders. In the United States alone, anxiety affects millions of

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The Dangers of Benzodiazepines

Benzodiazepines promise to quickly relieve anxiety. They are extremely prevalent in the psychiatric community, are used by many, and are manufactured by the hundreds of thousands. They are also very old: Diazepam, also known by its brand name Valium, has

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10 Low-Stress Jobs

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Let’s be honest – most people hate their jobs. Jobs are stressful, anxiety-producing, and oftentimes dull and repetitive. That’s why we’ve decided to compile a list of ten mostly-relaxing careers and jobs. And, in fact, not all of them require

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Anapanasati: Breath Meditation for Anxiety

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From the diverse, varied, and rich Theravada Buddhist tradition comes a form of meditation called Anapansati, or “mindfulness of breathing.” Firstly, what does it mean to be “mindful?” To be mindful is to be aware. In Anapansati, one is aware

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Shinrin-yoku: Forest bathing for Anxiety Relief

It is common knowledge that a leisurely stroll through a pristine natural landscape relaxes the spirit and calms the nerves. Unfortunately, our modern world does not allow for as much opportunity to engage with nature in its purest forms as the past may have allowed. Meet: the forest bath.

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