Does the Coronavirus Outbreak Scare You?

Every day the news surrounding the Coronavirus gets more dark and scary. Every day we hear and see the numbers of those infected grow and death count grow with it. On top of that, throw in the financial crashes and worries both nationally and locally about whether businesses will be able to stay open and we’ll be able to continue getting paid or not.

 All of this is scary stuff. So when you ask yourself why you’re scared, know that the answer is because right now, it’s OK to be scared. Frankly, I’m much more concerned about those who aren’t afraid. Being afraid is human and is OK. Allowing that fear to take over your life, isn’t.

 The main thing is to KNOW THE FACTS! Right now so many are throwing out alternative facts… READ MORE

Elect to Reach Out!

Across this Country, there are people who have severe anxiety conditions, panic attacks, others who have been scared by some of the things the candidates said or haven’t said. These are not just a few people. We all know folks who might fall into this category. And it is up to us to recognize these people.

What can we do to help? REACH OUT! If you know someone like this, please call them – just to say hi. Stop by their house “for no reason at all.” Let these people understand they are not alone! Reach out and let them know they matter.

Election Stress

I’m not sure if you’ve heard, but there is an election going on in the United States. According to an October 13th survey from the American Psychological Association, more than half of Americans feel significantly stressed because of this election.

Every day we’re barraged with fear and hate mongering, with the two sides constantly pointing fingers at each other, refusing to answer questions about the issues many want to hear more about, and so much more. All of this is leading to anxiety and stress causing some to feel some discomfort and others, to feel a full-fledged anxiety attack. Before you start pointing fingers at the other side on this, this significant stress is being felt by both Republicans and Democrats.