7 Months Into the Pandemic and I’m Losing Motivation. Help?!

Not productive? No problem.

#anxiety-and-stress, #boredom, #productivity, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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The Election is Almost Over. That Doesn’t Mean Democrats Are Relaxed.

No one is happy in this strange and awful time. But there is a particular circle of unhappiness reserved for people still reeling from unexpected loss in 2016.

#anxiety-and-stress, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #clinton-hillary-rodham, #content-type-service, #democratic-party, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2020, #psychology-and-psychologists, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters

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Is a Second Wave Starting? New Yorkers Are Steeling Themselves

As the number of virus cases rises, anxious residents are taking precautions and making sure they are prepared this time.

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #new-york-city, #quarantines, #shutdowns-institutional, #stockpiling

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Your Work Friends Knew Exactly What Kind of Week You’d Had

A future without chats in the office kitchen seems pretty lonely.

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #friendship, #labor-and-jobs, #loneliness, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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Where Have All the Hospital Patients Gone?

Except in areas where Covid is surging, there are still no lines of patients in the hospital halls.

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #emergency-medical-treatment, #heart, #hospitals, #hygiene-and-cleanliness, #medicine-and-health, #stroke

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5 Ways Families Can Prepare as Coronavirus Cases Surge

As winter approaches, we still need to be vigilant about taking precautions.

#anxiety-and-stress, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #disease-rates, #parenting, #vaccination-and-immunization

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As the Coronavirus Surges, a New Culprit Emerges: Pandemic Fatigue

Exhaustion and impatience are creating new risks as cases soar in parts of the world. “They have had enough,” one U.S. mayor said of her residents.

#anxiety-and-stress, #contact-tracing-public-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #masks, #united-states, #world-health-organization

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Shh. It’s Breakfast Time.

Silent breakfast is a wellness practice that is helping some people cope with the pandemic.

#anxiety-and-stress, #kripalu-center-for-yoga-and-health, #meditation, #work-life-balance, #your-feed-selfcare

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The Science Behind Your Child’s Tantrums

And how to nip them in the bud before they start.

#anxiety-and-stress, #brain, #children-and-childhood, #emotions, #parenting, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #research, #tantrums-in-children

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Help! My Kids Don’t Want to Go Outside

After months of lockdown, adults just want to get out of the house. For some children, the issue is more fraught.

#anxiety-and-stress, #children-and-childhood, #fear-emotion, #parenting, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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When What Parents Are Feeling Is More Than Just Stress

Paying attention to symptoms like headaches, dizziness and fatigue is crucial, now more than ever.

#anxiety-and-stress, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #parenting

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Using the Pandemic as an Opportunity to Lose Weight and Get in Shape

While many people gained weight during the lockdowns, others have used the change in routine to eat better and exercise more.

#anxiety-and-stress, #content-type-service, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #diet-and-nutrition, #exercise, #food, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #quarantines, #shutdowns-institutional, #weight

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Twitter is Showing That People Are Anxious and Depressed

Researchers are looking at online behavior to gauge public mental health. The results aren’t pretty.

#anxiety-and-stress, #computers-and-the-internet, #happiness, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychology-and-psychologists, #social-media

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11 Exercises For Better Sleep

Stretching and meditative movement like yoga before bed can improve the quality of your sleep and the amount you sleep. Here is a short and calming routine of 11 stretches and exercises.

#anxiety-and-stress, #back-human-body-part, #exercise, #knees, #legs, #neck, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #sleep, #yoga

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How Will We Cope With the Pandemic Fall?

Mental health experts offer advice on how to handle the return to indoor life the cooler weather will bring.

#anxiety-and-stress, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depression-mental, #emotions, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychology-and-psychologists

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Pandemic Travel, With Another Family or Maybe Three

If vacationing with other families was complicated in Before Times — splitting costs, calling dibs on bedrooms — the coronavirus has only doused the fire with more fuel.

#anxiety-and-stress, #children-and-childhood, #families-and-family-life, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #intrepid-group, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #travel-and-vacations, #travel-warnings, #virtuoso-ltd

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After a Hospital Stay for Covid, Patients May Face Months of Rehabilitation

Many patients who were critically ill with Covid-19 face arduous recoveries, often requiring extensive physical rehabilitation.

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hospitals, #lungs, #mental-health-and-disorders, #physical-therapy, #psychology-and-psychologists, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #ventilators-medical

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Uncertainty Is Hope

This isn’t the first time uncertainty has colored my days. Three decades ago, I learned that I had metastatic cancer and that nothing could be taken for granted.

#anxiety-and-stress, #cancer, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #mental-health-and-disorders

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I’m Jealous of the ‘Easy’ Pregnancy I Never Had

Processing the trauma, and envy, that followed losing a baby.

#anxiety-and-stress, #infant-mortality, #parenting, #post-traumatic-stress-disorder, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #premature-babies

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Laurie Santos on Keeping Covid-19 Self-Care From Being Selfish

The expert in positive psychology has a few simple ideas for sustaining mental well-being as Covid-19 continues.

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #happiness, #psychology-and-psychologists, #santos-laurie-r-1975, #videophones-and-videoconferencing, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

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Parenting Was Never Meant to Be This Isolating

Nuclear families have always relied on a community for practical support.

#anxiety-and-stress, #child-care, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #families-and-family-life, #labor-and-jobs, #parenting, #women-and-girls

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What We Dream When We Dream About Covid-19

Several recent studies shed light on the pandemic preoccupations of sleepers.

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dreams, #emotions, #psychology-and-psychologists, #sleep, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

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What All That Touch Deprivation Is Doing to Us

It’s going to be a while before we can hug freely again. What does that mean for our mental health?

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #mental-health-and-disorders, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #quarantines, #single-persons, #touch-sense

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Mother’s Little Helper is Back, and Daddy’s Partaking Too

After the kids go to bed, the grown-ups are drinking and smoking pot to distract themselves from the hellscape that is pandemic parenting.

#alcoholic-beverages, #anxiety-and-stress, #marijuana, #parenting, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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Laughter May Be Effective Medicine for These Trying Times

Doctors, nurses and therapists have a prescription for helping all of us to get through these difficult times: Try a little laughter.

#anxiety-and-stress, #comedy-and-humor, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #doctors, #emergency-medical-treatment, #heart, #hospitals, #laughter, #pain

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eJewel Wants You to Be Present

The ’90s folk idol is an old hand at mindfulness.

#anxiety-and-stress, #jewel, #meditation, #pieces-of-you-album, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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Jewel Wants You to Be Present

The ’90s folk idol is an old hand at mindfulness.

#anxiety-and-stress, #jewel, #meditation, #pieces-of-you-album, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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An ‘Awe Walk’ Might Do Wonders for Your Well-Being

Older men and women who took a fresh look at the objects and vistas around them felt more upbeat and hopeful.

#anxiety-and-stress, #content-type-service, #elderly, #emotions, #exercise, #mental-health-and-disorders, #walking

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Dear Teenagers, Here’s How to Protect Your Emotional Well-Being

Guidance for teenagers on staying steady in the turmoil of the pandemic.

#anxiety-and-stress, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #emotions, #psychology-and-psychologists, #teenagers-and-adolescence

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Sometimes It’s Not Just Shyness

Selective mutism is a common anxiety condition whereby kids who are normally chatty at home clam up around outsiders or at school.

#anxiety-and-stress, #child-mind-institute, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-k-12, #education-pre-school, #mutism, #parenting, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #voice-and-speech

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A Theory About Conspiracy Theories

In a new study, psychologists tried to get a handle on the personality types that might be prone to outlandish beliefs.

#anxiety-and-stress, #computers-and-the-internet, #conspiracy-theories, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #journal-of-personality, #psychology-and-psychologists, #research, #rumors-and-misinformation, #trump-donald-j, #university-of-pennsylvania, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

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‘It’s Not in My Head’: They Survived the Coronavirus, but They Never Got Well

With 7 million known cases of the coronavirus across the country, more people are suffering from symptoms that go on and on.

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #tests-medical

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Family Displaced After a Disaster? Here’s How to Cope

Experts offer advice on how to recognize the signs of trauma and re-establish some normalcy.

#anxiety-and-stress, #children-and-childhood, #content-type-service, #emotions, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #parenting, #wildfires

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Sorry, Kids. Snow Days Are Probably Over.

Schools, forced to cancel in-person classes because of the pandemic, have become more comfortable with remote teaching. That might mean the end of the snow day.

#anxiety-and-stress, #boston-mass, #computers-and-the-internet, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #maryland, #massachusetts, #minnesota, #new-hampshire, #parenting, #pennsylvania, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #snow-and-snowstorms

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Losing Your Hair Can Be Another Consequence of the Pandemic

Doctors are seeing a huge increase in patients who have been shedding abnormal amounts of hair, and they believe it is related to stress associated with the coronavirus.

#alopecia-areata, #anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hair, #your-feed-healthcare, #your-feed-science

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Healing the Whole Family

My parents wanted a better life for me, but they didn’t know that the scars of their own childhood traumas could still cause pain.

#anxiety-and-stress, #children-and-childhood, #mental-health-and-disorders, #parenting, #sat-college-admission-test

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Evan Rachel Wood Uses Her Roles to Heal

The actress finds catharsis in roles about pain and in her activism to help the survivors of domestic violence.

#anxiety-and-stress, #domestic-violence, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #westworld-tv-program, #wood-evan-rachel

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Are Mushrooms the Future of Wellness?

Long thought to have medicinal benefits, fungi including reishi, lion’s mane and chaga are gaining popularity in the wellness world.

#alternative-and-complementary-medicine, #anxiety-and-stress, #diet-and-nutrition, #fungi, #herbs, #mushrooms, #sleep, #vitamins

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Trump Health Official Apologizes for Facebook Outburst

Michael R. Caputo, the head of communications at the Department of Health and Human Services, apologized to the health secretary and his staff and is considering a medical leave.

#alexander-paul-e, #anxiety-and-stress, #caputo-michael-r, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #health-and-human-services-department, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Prepare Kids for Back-to-School During the Pandemic

Face mask? Check. Hand sanitizer? Got it. Here’s how you can help kids ease back into school this fall.

#anxiety-and-stress, #child-mind-institute, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #education-k-12, #hygiene-and-cleanliness, #lighter-jennifer, #medicine-and-health, #new-york-university-langone-medical-center, #parenting, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #yale-school-of-medicine

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Nancy Pelosi Went Back to the Salon, So Does That Mean I’ll Have To?

Some saw hypocrisy. I saw the looming return of annoying beauty standards for women.

#anxiety-and-stress, #hair, #masks, #pelosi-nancy, #women-and-girls

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The Pandemic Is a ‘Mental Health Crisis’ for Parents

New studies show caregivers with young children are stressed, with no signs of relief on the horizon.

#anxiety-and-stress, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #mental-health-and-disorders, #parenting, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #women-and-girls

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Exercise May Make It Easier to Bounce Back From Stress

Regular exercise helped lab mice remain psychologically resilient even when their lives seemed filled with threats.

#anxiety-and-stress, #david-weinshenker, #emory-university, #exercise, #journal-of-neuroscience, #mental-health-and-disorders, #mice, #rachel-p-tillage, #rats, #research, #running

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Dentists Are Seeing an Epidemic of Cracked Teeth. What’s Going On?

When I reopened my dental practice in early June, the tooth fractures started coming in: at least one a day, every single day that I’ve been in the office.

#anxiety-and-stress, #bruxism, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #jaw-body-part, #mental-health-and-disorders, #quarantines, #shutdowns-institutional, #teeth-and-dentistry, #telecommuting, #telemedicine

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For Long-Haulers, Covid-19 Takes a Toll on Mind as Well as Body

“It makes you depressed, anxious that it’s never going to go away.”

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depression-mental, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychology-and-psychologists, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

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We Didn’t Want to Co-Parent a Puppy

Getting a pandemic puppy seemed like a bad idea for a blended family. Until we did it.

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #divorce-separations-and-annulments, #dogs, #parenting, #quarantines

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In Hard Times, a Barrage of Ads Promises Peace of Mind

Meditation apps, tinctures, stress-busting gummies — spending on commercials for all of them is rising amid the pandemic’s climbing death toll and economic strain.

#advertising-and-marketing, #advertising-council, #anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depression-mental, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #headspace-inc, #mental-health-and-disorders, #online-advertising, #talkspace-groop-internet-platform-inc, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

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Helping Children With Pandemic Grief

Many children may learn of a grandparent’s death without a chance to visit to say goodbye.

#anxiety-and-stress, #children-and-childhood, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #death-and-dying, #emotions, #grief-emotion, #parenting

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The Psychiatrist Will See You Online Now

Experts have long predicted that psychotherapy was poised to go virtual. The pandemic may prove them right.

#anxiety-and-stress, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depression-mental, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #sacramento-calif, #telemedicine, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #university-of-california-davis, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

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Wildfires, Covid-19, Earthquakes. What’s Next for California?

Nature seems to be ganging up on the Golden State.

#anxiety-and-stress, #california, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #wildfires

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