About Jennifer Johnson

I suffered with social anxiety and stress for years. I discovered what my triggers were and learned to control them. Hopefully some of the natural anxiety relief techniques I have tried, will also be your solution.

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Are You Depressed? How Can You Tell?

How do you know if you are depressed, or not just feeling a bit down? People label health issues so quickly and unfortunately, our mind can believe what it’s told in an instant, and sometimes not correctly. So before you jump to any conclusions, and think you are suffering with anxiety or depression, there are […]

What Causes Depression and How Does It Develop?

Understanding The Causes of Depression Depression is a psychological disorder. We all know that. We know it affects many people, but what causes depression and why? There is depression in men, depression in women and children get depressed too. Regardless of gender, they feel sad, helpless, worthless, pessimistic and guilty during the time of depression. Approximately […]

Causes and Symptoms of Depression In Men

Depression in Men Men often experience depression, but are often unaware of the causes or symptoms of depression. There is also the cultural and social idea that men should be in control of their emotions and that crying or having ‘sad feelings’ is not being masculine. However, men have feelings just as women do and […]

Symptoms, Causes and Treatments of Seasonal Affective Disorder

What is SAD? Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a type of depression and was identified and named by Dr. Norman Rosenthal in 1984. So it is not something that has been ‘diagnosed’ for very long in medical terms. Dr. Rosenthal began his interest in trying to understand his own bouts with depression during the winter […]

Separation Anxiety Due To Relationship Problems

Many of us with anxiety, have problems in relationships…mostly because people don’t understand why we can’t ‘just get over it’. However, sometimes people develop separation anxiety after something happens in a relationship, for example, losing someone they love. This week I received an email from Mary. As I cannot legally give advice, I asked if […]

Positive Thinking Reduces Stress Levels

If you start thinking positively, you may have a better chance to reduce your stress levels. We know the world is full of optimists and pessimists. One person sees a glass half full, while another sees the glass half empty. It’s a scientifically proven fact that those who see the world in a “glass half […]

Exercise Outdoors To Ease Depression Symptoms

I’ve talked about exercise reducing depression, but exercising outdoors has more benefits! The benefits of outdoor exercise have been confirmed in studies, so you don’t have to just take my word for it. Why Does Exercising Outdoors Ease Symptoms of Depression? Outdoor exercise helps ease depression symptoms and negative moods better than exercising indoors. A study […]

Why Does Exercise Reduce Depression?

Exercises can help with depression because hormones are released when you exercise. Endorphins are special hormones secreted in your brain and they have an effect on your moods. These endorphins actually activate the same receptors that many drugs (legal and illegal) activate, but without the dangerous and negative side effects. So exercising can boost your […]

Good Foods and Nutrition For Your Brain Health

If you have anxiety and depression, you know it stems from our mind, our thoughts, beliefs and fears. The brain is the central driving force to our whole body. Taking care of your brain health can go a long way to keeping your mind active and healthy. Did you know that you can directly enhance […]

5 More Techniques To Reduce Anxiety

As you know I provide plenty of anxiety relief techniques, but here are a few you can do right now. There are several things you can do to improve the way you handle stressful and anxiety producing situations. It sounds so simple but often we don’t apply what we know we need to do! By […]