7 Tips To Help Someone with Anxiety

** This article was originally published as a Guest Post on the Just Call Me Jess Blog. Those who live with anxiety disorders know all too well the overwhelming feeling of anxiety. How one reacts to their anxiety disorder can be unique to the person, as can how a panic attack affects them. Some people react with anger, others by removing…

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Listening vs. Problem-Solving: A Different Perspective

In the last few years, I’ve noticed blog posts, memes, videos, etc., talking about listening to understand vs. listening to problem-solve. Which, in general, is probably a good thing, because there are different types of “problem-solvers,” but these things tend to make the problem-solvers the "bad guy," and that really frustrates me. I know there are people out there that take…

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What We Can Do About Racism- To White People From an Average White Person

I was born into an upper middle class, white home, & lived in a village with a population of only 2000 until I was 18 years old. Growing up, I had no idea how privileged I was, or even what that really meant. I understood the basic definition of racism & felt the implication textbooks made that it was bad, but…

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Why Saying “Racism is wrong, but…” Is Not Okay

I am repeatedly hearing and seeing comments like "What happened to George Floyd was awful, BUT- insert-statement-about-rioting-good-cops-or-something-else-here." Please let me explain why ANY “but” in that statement is not okay. (To clarify, this is specifically written to white people because it is our duty to be supportive. People of color that are affected by racism & police brutality have the right…

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Why I CAN’T Respect Your “Opinion” About COVID-19

I have a response to those saying that people on either side of the stay-at-home order should not fighting with other Americans & should not judge those who are pushing to re-open before it’s safe. You know, under normal circumstances, with most topics, I would agree on just about every point, and even though I can’t fully get on board with…

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Mask Anxiety: 7 Steps To Help During COVID19

Just the thought of having to wear a mask can cause anxiety in some people. I know, because I used to not even be able to think about it without panicking. I used to have anxiety attacks over needles, or even just a visit to the doctor.

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Solutions for COVID19 Challenges: Alternate Methods of Escaping, Coping, & Helping Loved Ones with Disabilities

Solutions for unique challenges caused by COVID19 for domestic violence survivors, those living with disabilities & mental health issues, & single parents & those with large families

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