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Anxiety, what is it? how to control it?

By Gloria Prest / June 8, 2021 /
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The word anxiety has become more and more common in our vocabulary, especially in recent times with all the health and economic challenges we have been facing. So, what exactly is it? Anxiety is when you are caught in an endless cycle of negative thinking that doesn’t allow you to see things clearly, and keeps…

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Control your emotions to improve your health.

By Gloria Prest / January 26, 2021 /
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Why is understanding and managing emotions more crucial than ever? Because managing our emotions in a balanced way is not just about making us feel better. It is about making us stronger and more resilient against health threats, since chronic negative emotions such as stress, anxiety and anger deplete our energy and immune system when…

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Parental Stress and Anxiety

By Gloria Prest / May 16, 2019 /
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Stress and Anxiety in Parents of  Children With Additional Needs As a mother of a cochlear implanted young adult, I can look back and remember the many times when my emotional and mental health was put to the test. My experiences with regards to my son’s special additional needs and my own struggle with stress…

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Winter Blues – Seasonal Affective Disorder S.A.D (article by Kimberley Hayes)

By Gloria Prest / February 19, 2019 /
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Seasonal affective disorder, often abbreviated as SAD, is a type of major depression that comes and goes with the changes of the seasons. While a small percentage of SAD sufferers experience symptoms during the summer, the majority of cases occur in the fall and winter months as the days grow shorter and there is less…

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Stress at Christmas

By Gloria Prest / November 30, 2018 /
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Is the thought of Christmas stressing you out?  Are you concerned about the expense? Do you worry about making all the preparations on time? Do you wonder how you will get through it when you might be stuck with people you don’t necessarily get on with? Perhaps, what was once a happy occasion, is now full of…

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Self-Care is a Necessity

By Gloria Prest / November 27, 2018 /
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Do you think self-care is a luxury? Too busy to take a needed break? Too many things to do to allow yourself to stop for short rest? Too many things or too many people depending on you? Do you assure yourself that you will stop when everything is done? When deep down you know that…

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Social Anxiety: Fear of Being Judged

By Gloria Prest / November 23, 2018 /
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Are you a socially anxious person? Are you bothered by what other people think of you? Are you self-conscious, not wanting to attract attention to yourself? Do you dread speaking in public? Do you hide the real you, because yo u think people would be disappointed if they saw your real self? Well, if that…

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Day of the Dead: A Good Time to Talk About Grief and Bereavement.

By Gloria Prest / November 1, 2018 /
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The time of year to commemorate loved ones. It is November already, and it seems to be the time of year to think about death and ghoulish things. Halloween is over,  so skulls and scary outfits can be put away for another year. However, today 1st of November in places like Spain and Poland is…

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What is the point of Fear and Anxiety?

By Gloria Prest / October 23, 2018 /
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  Halloween is coming… are you ready to be afraid? Fear is the strongest of emotions and anxiety is what fear generates. I personally, do not enjoy being afraid, and I do not particularly like horror films. My philosophy is that, since being frightened is not pleasant, why suffer terror for no reason. The day I…

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Stress, Anxiety and Depression, how are they linked?

By Gloria Prest / September 17, 2018 /
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Normal Stress and Anxiety We all have moments of stress and anxiety at different times, and that is perfectly normal. Both stress and anxiety perform a valuable task of keeping us safe. They are part of our sophisticated survival mechanism. It is almost impossible to go through life without having experienced some stress or anxiety…

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