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Depression is the Past. Anxiety is the Future.

Anxiety and depression are not all that different. They are on a continuum of negative thinking and any given person can express either, at any given time, depending on what they are going through. So what is the main difference? Anxiety is negative thinking focused on the future. People who struggle with anxiety suffer from […]

Home Devil or Street Angel? I’m Guessing Your Child is Both

This is not a new story. You drag your child out of the house kicking and screaming only to show up at a parent/teacher conference two days later to hear a glowing report. You hear words like, “What a pleasure. Such a leader. A real joy to have in class.” You almost choke on your […]

The Undercurrent of Fear

Underneath all anxiety – no matter what type of anxiety it is – is an undercurrent of fear. The undercurrent of fear is what dislodges us from rational thinking, makes our minds race and our hearts beat fast. It’s this undercurrent that keeps us constantly worrying, our minds constantly going and it’s only in focusing […]

The Emotional Effects of Social Media

The average teen spends 9 hours a day using media. Social Media increases the risk and development of anxiety symptoms and anxiety disorder. Every time you get a “like” on social media, dopamine is released in the brain.  We’ve known for a long time that social media is a problem. Kids are consumed by it, […]

#1 New Release, and a Sneak Peek of Worry Says What

Hi Everyone! I wanted to share some important updates, a fantastic event and a HUGE THANK YOU to all those who Pre-Ordered “Worry Says What?” “Worry Says What?” is currently THE #1 NEW RELEASE  in Crisis Management Counseling on Amazon!!!! I am so happy, proud and honored to have so much interest in the book […]

Worry Says What? PRE-ORDER TODAY!

Hi everyone! Worry Says What? is available for Pre-Order today through Sept 3rd. All Pre-Orders include free posters, worksheets and activities to use with the book. For a closer look at interior of the book (and to order) check out: https://ncyi.org/shop/pre-orders/worry-says-what/ For Amazon lovers, here’s the link: https://www.amazon.com/Worry-Says-What-Allison-Edwards/dp/1937870510/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1535462251&sr=1-1&keywords=worry+says+what To order directly from me, click here! Thanks […]

Kevin Love – Opening the Eyes of Mental Health in Sports

Many of you already know that my first love was basketball. I began playing when I was 8 and played all the way through college. Basketball was my outlet, my release and when the world was spinning out of control, I would find my way to the basketball hoop outside my house and shoot way […]

Default Worries and What They Do for the Brain

Default worries is a term I came up with several years ago when I had kids returning to my office with the same fears they had months, even years before. They would come in fearing death, getting sick, getting old, failing out of school, not getting into college, etc. They had seemingly moved past those fears […]

How to Drain the Emotional Tank

We all have Emotional Tanks. When we deal with life, stress and disappointments, our tanks become full and it’s our job to learn healthy ways to drain them. Some of us drain our tanks by exercising (my tank draining tool of choice) or by talking with a friend or by taking a nap. Most of […]

The Attention Span Crisis – And What it Means for Kids

You got it, we have a shorter attention span than a goldfish. The article was released in Time Magazine and since people have been buzzing about it. How could this be possible? How can our intellectually advanced minds be unable to hold attention longer than 8 seconds? The short answer: Technology. Technology is the blessing […]