Tag: anxiety

Take a Deep Breath—it’s Good for You

A woman in a field of yellow flowers

Take a deep breath. Feel better?  It’s supposed to. Taking a deep breath and doing it correctly is known to be good for your physical and emotional health no matter what situation you’re in. When experiencing stress, anxiety and trauma, breathing can be short and shallow with most of the air directed toward the chest.…

Beyond Making the Grade: How to Spot Stress in Your Kid

Back to school means new adventures, new things to learn, reconnecting with old friends and meeting new ones. Not so bad, right? Not so fast. In today’s world, kids are more stressed than ever, and back to school pressures may only compound it. Can parents tell? Not always. Sometimes kids and teens reach out; sometimes…

Fireworks: Fun For You, But Not For Your Pets

Those fireworks that help make the Fourth of July such a fun outdoor celebration can be a nightmare for pets—especially for dogs. The booms and pops of fireworks can trigger high levels of anxiety in dogs, and that fear can manifest in destructive behavior, excessive barking, cowering, hiding, and shaking. There are, however, several ways…