World Disasters Could Be Contributing to Your Depression

World Disasters Could Be Contributing to Your Depression Disasters around the world, whether natural or man-made, seem to be increasing every year, but this should hardly come as a surprise. Consider the ever-growing incidences of school shootings, random bombings at public events, terrorist acts, industrial accidents, hurricanes, floods and other natural disasters. The media is often blamed for hyping up …

Expressing Gratitude: Can You Thank Away the Blues?

Expressing Gratitude: Can You Thank Away the Blues? Want to give your self-esteem a boost and chase away that “down in the dumps” feeling? Just thank someone for his or her help. Expressing gratitude can do wonderful things. For years, researchers have been studying the effects that a daily dose of gratitude can have on a person’s general well being, finding …

Coping with Panic Attacks

Coping with Panic Attacks Panic attacks are a surge of sudden and intense anxiety. They are normally brief, lasting from five to 10 minutes, but can last up to a half-hour. Panic attacks always subside and they are not an indication that anything is physically wrong with you. You can learn to cope with panic attacks, but it takes practice. …

Five Things That Can Destroy Self-Esteem

Five Things That Can Destroy Self-Esteem Having low self-esteem or poor self-worth can play havoc with your emotions and your perception of yourself. Anxiety abounds in almost everything you encounter — facing the responsibilities of a new job, how you think others view you, uncertainty about anything, and getting over-stimulated by your surroundings. It can even lead to health problems. …

Living with Agoraphobia

Living with Agoraphobia Agoraphobia is a condition in which a person avoids going to any number of ordinary places because they fear they will have a panic attack. Seemingly harmless public places such as supermarkets, churches, schools, shopping malls, or public transportation all hold the threat of causing a panic attack for an agoraphobic. The fear arises because there is …