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Parenting Anxiety

July 18, 2018

As most Anxiety Sisters know, anxiety is contagious. This is quite evident when anxious parents receive unhappy calls from anxious kids spending time away from home over the summer. If you are anything like us, you want to reach into the phone and quickly rescue your child from anxiety or sadness. But since that technology […]

Fatigue and Anxiety

October 10, 2017

After our recent Facebook conversation on this subject, one thing became very clear: anxiety is exhausting for everyone! The second thing that struck us was how many of you wished people in your lives understood this. So we thought we’d do some research and get some info out into the blogosphere on this really important […]

Anxiety Management Technique: Diaphragmatic Breathing

August 8, 2017

One of the most powerful tools in the Anxiety Sister’s arsenal is breathing. The thing is, the type of breathing that helps anxiety is not necessarily intuitive and may require practice (remember Lamaze class?). So, it’s a good idea to rehearse a little when you are not spinning.   A very quick science lesson: two […]

Tips for Managing Back-to-School Anxiety

September 2, 2015

Have anxious kids? Here are seven tips for helping them transition back to school more smoothly: (1) Prepare: This step is not for them—it's for you. You need to stay calm so that you can separate your own anxiety from your child's anxiety.

7 Real World Ways to Manage Test Anxiety

November 12, 2013

The numbers swim in front of me, and the clock ticks loudly. My mind is blank. I’m dumb. I’m going to fail.  My Mom is going to kill me. I’m way too hot and everyone around me is writing so fast, there is no way I can finish this test… This is my experience of test taking, […]

Having a Panic Attack? Try a Little TLC

June 6, 2011

Need help managing panic or anxiety? Give yourself a little TLC: As Anxiety Sisters, we are first and foremost pragmatists. We know that there are all kinds of treatments out there for panic attacks and for anxiety, and we believe in trying (almost) everything. Sometimes, however, we need help in the here-and-now – something to […]

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