16 Easy Ways to Reduce Your Stress by Erika M. Krueger, MFT According to the American Psychological Association, stress in America is on the rise. In 2010, 73% of parents surveyed reported family “responsibilities” to be the number one reason for stress in their lives. Thirty-two percent of parents reported their individual stress to be
Santa’s Tips for a Stress-Free Holiday Season by Santa Claus and Ken Goodman, LCSW If anyone knows how stressful the holiday season can be, it’s Santa Claus. I’ve often wondered how he’s able to keep his cool when things heat up at the North Pole. I recently interviewed Santa and asked him how he handles holiday stress.
Anger gets a bad rap. It always gets blamed for those explosive outbursts you hear about in the news—road rage, post office shootings, and domestic disturbances. I wouldn’t want to be blamed for all those things. Would you? Does anger really deserve such a bad reputation? Could it be possible that anger is actually a
The False Beliefs That Cause You to Procrastinate by Ken Goodman, LCSW We all procrastinate from time to time. It’s human nature to put off tasks we perceive to be difficult, unpleasant, or just plain boring. The problem is, when you put things off, you may think you’re giving yourself a break, but you’re not.
by Ken Goodman, LCSW About 45% of American adults ring in the new year with a resolution. But according to research, almost half will give up on their resolutions within six months. No matter what you’ve vowed, here are few tips that can help you reach your goals. Be specific and realistic: Instead of making
My Gut Reaction: Stress and the Brain-Gut Connection by Ken Goodman, LCSW Stomach problems are one of the most common symptoms of stress. Our gastrointestinal tract, also known as our gut, is especially sensitive to stress and emotions. Because of this, stress can exact a very real physical toll on your digestive system and greatly
6 Foods That Can Help Combat Anxiety by Ken Goodman, LCSW Feeling anxious? Have some chocolate! In a previous article, I wrote about foods that can make your anxiety worse. In this article, I’m going share with you foods that can help reduce anxiety symptoms, relieve depression, and improve your mood. Dark Leafy Greens: Studies
5 Foods That Can Increase Your Anxiety by Ken Goodman, LCSW Can cookies provoke an anxiety attack? When it comes to anxiety, what you put into your body matters. Certain foods and beverages can make your anxiety worse. Let’s take a look at five of the most common culprits. Energy Drinks: Full of caffeine and
11 Famous People Who Have Struggled with Anxiety by Ken Goodman, LCSW Anxiety doesn’t play favorites. It can affect anyone. In fact, more than 40 million adults in the United States suffer with an anxiety disorder; that’s 18% of the population. In spite of these disorders being so common, you might not know anyone who