Posts Tagged: anxiety

The Fit Student—Tussle Stress with Fitness

When you wriggle into your office chair, does your brain swell like tortellini?  Noodles bursting out your ears?  Well, that’s workplace anxiety.  And I’ve laid bare the cure. Ten years ago, I braved my first on-the-job anxiety attack.  And then workplace anxiety smacked me daily.  But I learned to curb it through self-talk and journaling. … Read more »

The Fit Student—Stress Busters

It’s 2018!  Companies now have mental health minutes, some even mental health days.  So, if your boss finds you curled up in the fetal position while gripping a cup of green tea, just say, “I’m exercising my right to a mental health minute.” I took mental health afternoons, every day, stricken with workplace anxiety.  I’d… Read more »

Dear Barb—The Too Full Plate

Dear Barb: I am really stressed out and in need of some advice.  I’m a single mom with two boys plus I work full time and take courses at AU.  My mother was just diagnosed with stage four cancer; I am so filled with anxiety that I just don’t know what to do.  I can’t… Read more »

The Fit Student—The Rumbles

Stressed over studies?  Can’t sleep at night?  Keep reading the same page, yet nothing sinks in?  It sounds like a bad case of student stress.  And student stress leads to physical problems, such as irritable bowel syndrome. I never had anxiety during my undergrad or grad studies coursework.  But I stressed-out once I started working… Read more »

From Where I Sit—Sweet Precious Sleep

Have you ever suffered sleep disturbance because of a mind heavy with thought?  The thoughts may be disturbing if the underlying issue is serious.  If someone is worried about a dire diagnosis, job security, money trouble, cracks in a relationship, or the perennial favourite—the meaning of life—the angst is real.  The thoughts that consume us… Read more »