i feel empty

I Feel Empty from Depression and Anxiety

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One day, just like that, it dawns on you. Suddenly you realize, “I feel empty.” For weeks you may have tried to valiantly push through your days, but the grip of anxiety and depression offered much resistance. Nothing can deplete your spirit…
Anxiety about going to work

What to Do When You Have Anxiety About Going to Work

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Why Do I Get Anxiety About Going To Work? The feelings of anxiety do not begin with the morning alarm bell. Nope, the anxiety about going to work is felt throughout the night with fitful, restless sleep. The mere idea of entering the workplace…
Chronic Fatigue and Anxiety

How to Manage Chronic Fatigue and Anxiety

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Anxiety can leave us feeling perpetually wound and on edge. In fact, it is common to picture someone with anxiety as super high strung and irritable, ready to pounce. In reality, living with an anxiety disorder can be absolutely draining. Chronic…
Inability to Focus

Anxiety and Inability to Focus

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Anxiety disorder can profoundly impact our lives, beyond the common symptoms of sensitivity to stress. One of the ways anxiety can disrupt our daily lives is through impaired cognitive functioning. Anxiety and inability to focus at work or school…
Holistic Wellness Meditation

Holistic Wellness: Meditation

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Every morning, the clients of Elevation engage in mindful meditation to start out the day with calmness and mental clarity. In recent years, practicing this mindfulness has become a mainstream practice, and for good reason. According to Mayo…
Positive Effects of Antidepressants

The Positive Effects of Antidepressants

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One of the most significant medical developments in the past thirty years has been the emergence of antidepressant drug therapy. Antidepressants were the breakthrough intervention for the treatment of depression since the 1980s, and have been…
holiday stress

How to Cope with Holiday Stress

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We might enter the holiday season feeling nostalgic. We remember beautiful memories of holidays past, and have lots of ideas to make this year an amazing season. No matter how sincere our intentions are to be festive and jolly at Christmastime,…
constant panic attacks

When Constant Panic Attacks Impair Daily Life

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Panic disorder can be a very debilitating condition, to the point where staying in the safety and comfort of one’s home seems like the best solution. But isolating oneself in order to avoid the potential panic attacks only leads to more impairment,…
hair pulling anxiety disorder

What is Hair Pulling Anxiety Disorder?

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Impulse control disorders come in many forms. These behavioral disorders involve an involuntary compulsion to engage in a behavior, such as gambling, binge eating, reckless high-risk acts, skin picking, or stealing. Another type of impulse behavior…
severe emotional trauma symptoms

Severe Emotional Trauma Symptoms

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Each of us has a unique and personal emotional history, a story unlike anyone else’s. Not only is our life experience our very own, but so is our temperament or personality, which influences in a significant way how we will respond to the…