Tag Archives: stress

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 »

For My Friend-Who Asked

Sometimes we all need a reminder to keep on our path. Mary shares a beautiful poem she wrote for a close friend who needed such a reminder. It might be worth a share to someone you know. continue reading »

Instructor Shares Benefits of Zentangle

Zentangle Instructor Cindy Bowles will be hosting a special Zentangle workshop at the ARC on February 28. “If you can write the letters of the alphabet you CAN tangle. There are no expectations, no mistakes and no pressure to draw something realistic.” Call the Center at 616-356-1614 to register. continue reading »

En(Joy)ing the Holidays

“When the holidays are here, there can be great potential for joy, but also, great potential for stress,” shares Lauren Helm with The Center for Stress and Anxiety Management. In her recent article, En(Joy)ing the Holidays, Lauren offers seven self-care taking reminders to help you through the holiday season. continue reading »

Is Yoga for Me?

“What happens in the body when constant anxiety is felt? If the body isn’t exercised, tension in the muscles builds, breathing can become constricted and the mind has no rest from the whirling thoughts and feelings that feed the anxiety.” continue reading »

Self-Coaching vs. Mental Illness

By paying attention to the labels we assign ourselves and the language we use, we can challenge the emotional stressors that drive our anxious and depressed habits. Dr. Joe shares, “The difference between the right word and the almost right word is like the difference between lightning and the lightning bug.” continue reading »