Help! I’m Having a Panic Attack!

My first panic attack happened as I walked into an eighth-grade classroom to begin instruction at 10 a.m.  It felt like a giant boulder crushed my chest.  I couldn’t breathe. A heart attack killed my father when he was 46 years old.  I thought I was having a heart...

Are You Getting Enough Sleep?

Many people feel pressured to perform faster, better, stronger, and longer in the workplace. Are you one of them? One in every three U.S. citizens suffers from moderate to severe sleep debt (Center for Disease Control, 2016). “Sleep loss alters normal...

How to Talk to Someone About Mental Illness

The only thing worse than struggling with mental illness is the shame that often accompanies it. “Most families are not prepared to cope with learning their loved one has a mental illness,” explains Mental Health America. “It can make us feel...

Winning Habits of Professional Athletes

Patrick Mahomes, quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs, was asked by the press to describes his feelings about the announcement of a fellow player who was traded to another team. “I was watching my brother play basketball,” replied Mahomes.  “He’s...

How to Get Through Tough Times

Life transitions such as moving, change of job, retirement, personal changes in health, or death of a loved one opens an emotional can of uncertainty.  Change can shake you to your core.  Feelings like anxiety, confusion, and sadness can paralyze your efforts to move...

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