5 Best Supplements for Anxiety

Two things we know a lot about here at SSW: supplements and anxiety. Finally, it’s time to combine the two into one epic blog post. Anxiety is a monster that needs to be managed, so in this case the supplements are… the manager? The assistant manager? Okay, that makes their job sound way less cool […]

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Can CBD Oil Cure Anxiety?

Anxiety confession: the first time I had a panic attack was when I got high on marijuana for the first time. Panic attacks as a result of using brain altering substances, like drugs, happen often – mostly in those predisposed to anxiety and panic already. What happens is the THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) binds to cannaboid 1 […]

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Ambition vs Agoraphobia

When I was in grade 7, we were given a project in art class that required us to choose one word that we felt best described ourselves – we had to write it on this big poster paper and make it, well, a piece of art. I used vibrant colours, big, graffiti-esque lettering, and I […]

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Anxiety: How Long Does it take to Heal?

Confession: I read a lot of other people’s blog posts about anxiety. To be honest, even though most are complete strangers, it makes me feel connected in a way I can’t find elsewhere. I feel like we all share in something – something awful, but special – something that only if you’ve lived through it […]

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Special Announcement – New Ebook!

Today my dreams come true and I am officially releasing this Anxiety Workbook on Standing Strong Wellness. This is such a big deal for me. As someone who has been on their own journey with anxiety over the years, I know how hard it can be to find support out there. This ebook was born […]

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So You Think Anxiety is Funny?

Good, me too. When I’m not having an episode, of course. When I’m knee deep in anxiety, it’s not funny… it’s terrifying. But that’s not what today’s post is all about. Today, let’s keep it on the bright side. Anxiety is funny because it means I can handle huge life changes, but I can’t keep […]

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Adaptogens for Anxiety

Are you stressed? What a loaded question. Who isn’t these days? Especially for those of us dealing with mental health issues – I mean, isn’t stress kind of just like, par for the course? I have anxiety – even when I’m not stressed, I stress about not stressing. Like many of you, I do what […]

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When Anxiety is Your Normal

When anxiety is your normal, you don’t really know you have anxiety. It’s just life as you know it. Growing up, I never thought I had anxiety. I thought I was just ‘uptight’. I described myself as ’emotional’. I never felt like I had control, but I constantly sought it. However, it never crossed my […]

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Creating a Safe Space: Himalayan Salt Rock Lamps 

First, I want to talk briefly about the importance of creating a safe space. A safe space is important for people with anxiety – absolutely – but everybody deserves a sanctuary where they can go and feel safe. These past couple of months, we’ve been working on our bedroom, trying to get it where we […]

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August Update (& Exciting News!)

I know it’s not the best habit ever to look at my phone first thing every morning, but for the past couple of weeks when I open my eyes I grab my phone, click on my email, and see if I have any news from the school. You see, I’m still waiting to hear if […]

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