Men – What Happens When Anxiety Affects Your Sex Life?
~ Written By: Alicia Pinkston, MSc, AASECT Have you ever had trouble getting or maintaining an erection, concern about ejaculating too quickly or not quick enough, or a loss of desire for sex? Concerns like these can be either psychological or physical, or a combination. Chances are anxiety could be a contributing factor, given that…Read More
Does Positive Thinking Really Work?
How many of us have been told to just think positive? This belief that if we have a positive outlook everything will be okay, seems to be what everyone’s striving for these days. I hear this all the time. Given all the recent hype about positive thinking in the media, I decided to divulge into…Read More
How To Be Shameless
Shame was an emotion I previously hadn’t put too much thought into. Yeah, I know we all get embarrassed from time to time, but I wasn’t aware of how impactful it is for many people. I’m a pretty outgoing guy, and therefore I naively assumed that most people were less bothered by shame than I…Read More
Do You Have Imposter Syndrome?
Have you ever suffered from intense anxiety at the workplace? Consistently doubting your accomplishments, and fearing sooner or later someone will find out that you’re not all that you’re cracked up to be? You know, that feeling deep inside that you’re not good at your job. The anticipation that sooner or later you’re going to…Read More
Got A Case Of The Sunday Scaries?
The weekends are a fantastic way to let loose, have fun, and catch up with the ones you care about. Fridays can also be really exciting with the anticipation of the weekend just around the corner. There’s the thrill of planning what to do, who to see, and where to go in the days ahead.…Read More
Is Anxiety Always Bad?
Healthy anxiety (concern) is your ally. Concern is based on rational thinking in spite of an unpleasant imagined situation, which allows your emotions and behaviors to work for you rather than against you. Concern motivates you to get things done, and to cope with the problems that can’t be solved. When you obsess and ruminate…Read More
Anxious Or Just Caffeine Intoxicated?
Many of you may be unaware of the physiological consequences of consuming too much caffeine. You might feel anxious mistakenly thinking it’s anxiety when it’s actually caffeine intoxication. The physiological consequences of consuming too much caffeine are commonly mistaken for anxiety and panic symptoms. Some of these symptoms of caffeine intoxication are restlessness, nervousness, excitement,…Read More
Why Do We Procrastinate?
Procrastination is something everybody does. In order to determine if it’s helpful or not is to assess the degree to which you procrastinate. It’s unrealistic to expect that you work optimally all of the time, and advantageous to sometimes delay tasks (even important ones) as part of self-care. However, when you end up getting into…Read More
Sometimes It’s Okay To Not Be Okay
I’m fascinated by the volume of people who assume every negative emotion is automatically bad and needs to be eliminated at any cost. Most people have a preconceived idea that in order to be happy you must never (or rarely) have negative emotions. The fact of the matter is quite the contrary. In order to…Read More
The Stigma of Mental Health
Last week I went to the barber shop to get my hair cut. I actually look forward to it. For a change I get to talk about how I’m doing, and my barber and I catch up on our latest personal updates since my last visit. When I got to the shop, I just then…Read More