Anxiety is characterized by feelings of fear or apprehension, worry, overwhelm, insecurity, restlessness, irritation, distraction, nervousness, and physical changes like increased heart rate or blood pressure. While anxiety is a normal reaction to experiences that cause tension or pressure, or to anticipated events, it can become a debilitating condition when it is persistent, recurring, intense, or chronic, and when it does not arise as a proportional response to a real-life stressor. It can also be a profound teacher.

If you or someone you know is in immediate need of support, please seek professional help. If you are in crisis, here are some immediate free resources.


Rewire Your Anxious Brain: 3 Simple Neuroplasticity Exercises For Anxiety

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A Therapist Shares 7 Tips for Managing Anxiety | Bustle #MentalHealthAction

Anxiety is extremely common. It is one of most prevalent mental health disorders, affecting 40 million adults in the United States, according to a 2018 report, with these numbers likely much higher due to the pandemic.


Bill Hader on Accepting Anxiety

This is a clip from the Child Mind Institute’s special conversation with Bill Hader.


Happinez Interviews Ethan Nichtern

Ethan Nichtern talks about his view on meditation and compassion, the importance of getting to know his students and how giving up control gives you more happiness.


Brain Tips for Deep Calm: Talk with Rick Hanson

In this talk from Dr. Rick Hanson for his Wednesday Night Meditation Talk series on Brain Tips for Deep Calm.