chronic stress


How to have a creative renaissance! (Even when you have artistic burnout. And kids. In a pandemic. When everything is awful.)

For every Taylor Swift flourishing artistically during the pandemic, there are millions of suffering and burnt-out people who aren’t composing songs or painting portraits or writing novels. What have they been doing instead? Well, if they’re anything like me, they’ve been drowning in domestic labor, work, anxiety, childcare, and other…

Do you feel drained by negative news headlines? Learn to cope with news fatigue and cut back on doomscrolling

Your shoulders are hunched and your breathing is shallow, thumb propelling you through a dismal newsfeed with expert strokes. Each headline spells disaster for another city, species, or group of people, and we sink a little deeper into the tarpit known as doomscrolling. It’s a familiar scene: Whatever you name…

Generalized anxiety disorder: Susceptible groups, symptoms, and effective treatment options

Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) affects nearly seven million (or more than 3% of) adults in the U.S., according to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). Individuals with generalized anxiety disorder often have difficulties controlling even the most mundane of daily worries. They may worry more than is realistically necessary…

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