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    Exercise and Asthma

    I have the same issue. Although I've kinda been slacking on the fitness front lately, I know that breathing exercises help tremendously. Practice taking HUGE breaths, then letting them out a little at a time, extending exhalation as long as you can (within the realm of safety). This will...
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    Help: I can't make decisions without thinking of others.

    I don't have any advice, but I relate to this 100%. You're not alone!
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    Kitchen Therapy

    Did you know cooking can help alleviate stress and anxiety? That's what I've experienced, anyway. And I don't mean super-complicated dishes. I'm taking about simple cooking. Pancakes, mashed potatoes, casseroles, brownies, and more... Making any of these is a quite pleasant task. It doesn't...
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    Relationship Advice

    I imagine this question isn't very helpful, but have you tried talking to him directly about communication and intimacy? Sometimes that's the hardest hurdle, saying "there's something wrong". But when something's wrong, it needs fixing. Try explaining your concerns to him. If there's a chance...
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    Relationship "Rules"

    These are all really good ideas! My partner and I are considering getting married in the next couple of years, and I know that some practical rules will really help us, in the long run.
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    "Creativity takes courage."

    As an artist, I feel a personal connection to this. To create is to expose yourself. To bare your soul, for the world to see. It's amazing and terrifying at the same time
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    I'm a mess.

    My mental health has had numerous highs and lows in the past year or so. I can't afford therapy, so I'm here, learning from older, wiser messes. I've only been around for a week or so, but I already love this community. There's so much positivity, and genuine empathy. I plan to be around for a...
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    Stress at Work

    Everyone deals with work-related stress. E v e r y o n e. In order to survive, we need a coping mechanism. I personally use art. The cathartic release that drawing, writing, and playing music give me is incomparable. My faith also plays a role in reducing work anxiety. How do you deal with...
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    Binaural Beats

    That's really cool! I'm not familiar with the concept but I'm definitely going to check it out. It sounds stress-relieving
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    How to deny my sweet tooth

    That's absolutely the best way. Over the course of time, that "alternative" will change your brain (and your cravings). Good call
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    Maintaining Motivation

    I find that weekly to-do lists are super beneficial to maintaining motivation. Having an idea of what you need to do (and when it should be done) should help relieve the anxiety associated with procrastination. That's my experience, anyway.
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    Body Image: The Great Struggle

    Hi everyone, I'm curious how many people here deal with negative body image. My personal struggle is about feeling unattractive because I've put on some weight in the last couple of years. But I know there's a variety of other issues that people beat themselves up over; I'm wondering what...