Healthy Ways to Deal With Stress and Anxiety

Anxiety is your nervous system’s way of protecting you in moments of real peril. It is your “fight or flight” mechanism, and it serves an important purpose. However, our minds and bodies are complicated. For a wide variety of reasons, this system designed to keep us safe might come to be overactive and cause us to struggle with anxiety and moments of panic.

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Rediscovering Self-Care in NYC

Self-care is not a one-size-fits-all process. I frequently remind clients that change doesn’t happen overnight. I often hear: “I know I should be doing X, but…” Many recognize that self-care is essential and can recite most of the proven self-care strategies. However, even the most capable and diligent person can’t possibly expect to wake up suddenly and incorporate all of them. Any process worth committing to takes time to learn and integrate and requires self-patience and self-compassion.

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