Category Archives: Anxiety

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Guest Post: A Hero’s Journey

Sometimes you just have to IMAGINE the possibilities. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) can plague lives, but it’s also very treatable. Learn how one woman fought back. continue reading »

Can Digital Devices Cause Anxiety?

Have you ever thought that technology could be adding to your anxiety? You might be right according to Writer Helen Fields. continue reading »

Make Friends With Your Anxiety

Most of us wouldn’t think of anxiety as a friend in our lives, but Author Alisa Abrasaldo says it actually can be. Abrasaldo offers a new way of looking at your worries.​ continue reading »

Helpful Holiday Tips from the ARC

Holiday gatherings can be challenging for those with social anxiety, consider some of these tips to help make the event less anxiety provoking. continue reading »

Looking After Someone With Anxiety While Still Looking After Yourself

Caring for a loved one with an anxiety disorder can be a rewarding and challenging job. Helen Fields shares from her experience some helpful tips she’s learned along the way. continue reading »

My Story: Finding the Light

An ARC visitor shares her personal walk with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and how she found the strength to fight through the OCD. She has asked that this remains anonymous. “My hope is that my story can somehow be of help to you… I want to tell you that you are not alone, you are strong, and you can do this! It may seem too big at times, but be brave, seek help, be persistent and disciplined through therapy, and know that you can beat this!” continue reading »

Exiting the Maze: A Spiritual Answer to Psychological Chaos

Author Nathan Cole explains his OCD as being “chained in a mental prison that I could not escape.” He paints a picture of what so many feel when battling this disorder. Read about the darkness he experienced and how finding faith led him out. continue reading »

Shy Bladder? You Aren’t Alone.

“Going to” public places can be very difficult for those of us that have social anxiety but “going” in public places can be very difficult for those of us that have a specific kind of social anxiety called Paruresis (par-yoo-ree-sis). Do you or someone you know of experience this? Alan Carriero LMSW, of OCD Grand Rapids, shares successful treatment options for this Shy Bladder Syndrome. continue reading »

Guest Post: Are You Anxious in Love?

Do you find that anxiety creeps into your relationship? Carolyn Daitch, author of “Anxious in Love”, shares three steps to help renew the bond. continue reading »

Guest Post: I Am Not “So OCD”: Creating a Stigma-Free School Environment

Ever hear someone say, “I’m so OCD?” A lot of people use the phrase, but few understand what OCD REALLY is. Alison Dotson shares how students can discuss in a school setting. continue reading »

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