Asking why we feel anxious may not seem like a shortcut to healing, it isn't. But the truth is there is no shortcuts. Symptoms of anxiety can be managed quickly. Healing happens over a period of time. If you're interested in healing let's dig a little deeper.
Anxiolytics may help some people, some of the time, but they are not a panacea.
Nearly 50 million anxiolytics prescriptions are written yearly, a booming market I think we can say, but americans seem increasingly anxious. Or increasingly addicted to anxiolytics? Possibly both. While short-term use of these medications is considered “safe and effective”, long-term use is controversial because of the potential for dependence and other adverse effects (6). The long term use of benzodiazepines (a class of drugs primarily used for treating anxiety, such as Xanax, Klonopin, Valium...) has been shown to worsen sleep, increase anxiety...
Here we are, it's 2018. I wish you much peace, healing where you need it, personal and professional breakthroughs and most of all emotional freedom.
Emotional freedom, the capacity to fully experience all emotions in an uncensored way, is in my experience central to easeful living and feeling alive. It is something I have strived for since an early age. Somehow I always knew this was a central piece to my health and happiness.
Circulation is essential to good health; circulation of blood, breath, life force and yes, emotions.
This is the last part of my series “A Summer to Declutter!”. Over the past few weeks we looked at ways to create more space in our head, lighten up, simplify and get stuff done. I am hoping by now you've implemented some of my recommendations and are enjoying greater clarity and focus as a result. Today I share with you my last few tips to keep your mind clutter-free. Obviously that list is not exhaustive. If you have a tip, technique or app perhaps, that's helped you big time to keep your head organized please share with all of us in the comment section.