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A Staying Well Plan for Those Prone to Anxiety and Depression

By Di Castle October 12, 2022

October is Depression Awareness Month, and 10th October, 2022 was International Mental Health Awareness Day. For many years, I have managed the Facebook page of the Swanage Depression Support Group. This was set up as a response…

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The Art of Managing Anxiety in Uncertain Times

By Carol Cassara October 01, 2022

These are uncertain and anxious times. I can’t help but think more of us are anxious and tense than in previous years: I know my friends and I are. So what to do about that anxiety, especially if it’s multiplied?

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Social Anxiety – Do You Have It?

By Peg Doyle September 10, 2022

I’ve been a volunteer for an environmental action group for a while now. I recently received an invitation to their annual social with a note to bring a guest or guests. I RSVP’d that I would be there since it was a night I knew I wasn’t working…

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Anxiety and Older Adults

By Koob Moua July 15, 2022

We’ve all experienced anxiety in our lives that have been brought on by different situations. Perhaps you asked your manager for some time off work on short notice. What was that experience like? You may have noticed several rehearsed hypothetical scenarios racing through your mind, your heart beats probably felt much more sensitive, and your […]

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Continuing to Push Through Anxiety After 50

By Leslie Moon May 02, 2022

There has not been a day in my life where I have not woken up to some level of anxiety since I was five years old. I’m 60. There are varying levels of it, depending on what’s going on in my life or what might be on the schedule for that particular…

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Coping with Anxiety, Distress, Depression Caused by a Life-limiting Disease or Chronic Condition

By Trish Duke March 29, 2022

Being diagnosed with a disease or condition that could change your life (and those close to you), often sends you on a rollercoaster of emotions. Usually, shock is the first hit along with fear and bewilderment…

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9 Ways to Reduce Anxiety and Fear About the Transition to Retirement

By Stan Corey March 14, 2022

I have been dealing with the topic of the transition to retirement for the past 25 years. I have come to the conclusion that retirement is not about an age or an amount of money; it is about when work – earning an income – becomes optional!

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7 Things You Can Do When Experiencing Moments of Vulnerability and Anxiety

By Becki Cohn-Vargas March 02, 2022

Recently, a friend told me about feeling increased anxiety. She had had a kidney transplant over 20 years ago, but, now in her 60s, she finds herself getting very upset with any new physical symptom…

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4 Ways to Reduce Divorce Anxiety if You Are in Your 50s, 60s or Better

By Martha Bodyfelt August 26, 2021

No matter where you are in the divorce process, anxiety is unavoidable. You know the feeling all too well. Stress and fear of the unknown. The loss of control of the life we thought we knew. It’s normal to panic, but that doesn’t mean you have to go through…

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Anxiety Speaks Softly and Carries a Big Stick

By Liz Kitchens August 02, 2021

Unwelcome visitors have a tendency to pop in at the most inopportune and unexpected times. The telephone is just such an intruder, its shrill ring interrupting sacred downtime. Back when we were still tethered to landlines, sans caller ID…

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