Anxiety – Thought-Provoking
“When people will not weed their own minds, they are apt to be overrun with nettles.” Horace Walpole, 1779. In this series of five emails and posts, we’ve looked at what anxiety is, how we need to prepare for anxiety-provoking moments by taking time for quiet reflection, how to deal with unwanted feelings in the […]
Anxiety – Lifestyle Choices
“Our remedies oft in ourselves do lie, Which we ascribe to heaven.” William Shakespeare, All’s Well That Ends Well, Act 1 Scene 1 In 1965, a research study began in the Californian urban community of Alameda County. Its aim was to explore the links between lifestyle and longevity, and 7,000 residents were involved. The longitudinal […]
Anxiety – Right Now!
“Worry is interest paid on trouble before it falls due.” American Proverb We learned in the second of this series of posts on anxiety that it is essential to find some time in your busy daily life for quiet reflective thought, a time when you can calmly think about how you react to challenges and […]
Anxiety – Be Prepared!
“In trouble, to be troubled, is to have your trouble doubled.” Daniel Defoe, The Further Adventures of Robinson Crusoe. Anxiety is something that we will all experience in our lifetimes. It’s Mental Health Awareness Week all this week: it’s also the start of GCSE exams in England. My daughter at breakfast yesterday morning was exhibiting […]
Anxiety – what is it?
“Anxiety is a thin stream of fear trickling through the mind. If encouraged, it cuts a channel into which all other thoughts are drained.” Arthur Somers Roche, playwright It’s Mental Health Awareness Week (15-19 May 23) and the topic this year is anxiety (last year it was loneliness, and I hope you’ve all managed to […]