Month: March 2018

and breathe….

Understanding and overcoming Anxiety and Panic Attacks Telling someone who is feeling anxious, stressed or experiencing a full blown panic attack to “just calm down” may seem both calming and helpful. Chances are however, the exact opposite of that well-meaning-yet-oh-so-unhelpful pearl of wisdom will occur. The brain is the control centre of our body and

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Beating the baby blues

Many women feel a bit down, tearful or anxious in the first week after giving birth. This is often called the “baby blues” and is so common that it’s considered normal. The “baby blues” don’t last for more than a couple of weeks after giving birth, but if symptoms last longer or start later, you could have

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Winter blues aka feeling SAD

“People don’t notice whether it’s winter or summer when they’re happy.” –Anton Chekhov 1860-1904 Winter blues is an all too common affliction for those of us living north of the equator. Of course it’s perfectly normal to have some days when you feel down, but if you feel down for days at a time, can’t

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