How Defensive Pessimism Can Help You Cope with Anxiety

Stop telling people that everything is going to be fine. Sometimes it isn’t, and this is where defensive pessimism helps us cope with that fact. Not everything in the world goes according to plan. Some things go terribly wrong. For optimists, this can be devastating. You see, optimistic people, while…

How to Handle Emotional Overwhelm as an Empath in a Crisis

Being an empath means constantly picking up on the emotions of other people. Be it positive, or more often negative, empaths can feel and manifest emotions that aren’t their own. This is usually uncomfortable but manageable under typical circumstances. Unfortunately, we aren’t under typical circumstances right now, and negative emotions are…

The Struggle of Living with Anxiety in Times of Crisis: How to Stay Sane

Let me tell you, living with anxiety is beyond difficult. So, you can imagine how it feels being anxious during a crisis. I’ve lived with anxiety as long as I can remember, even dealing with panic attacks during grade school. This illness didn’t just make me a little nervous -…

5 Proven Ways Mindfulness Will Strengthen Your Mental Health

What Is Mindfulness? Mindfulness is your ability to bring awareness to experiences, feelings, and emotions. Buddhists believed that through prayer or mediation, you can shift your thoughts away from distraction and into intention. The mind has on average 3,000 thoughts per minute. A Harvard study claims that the average person…