Posts Tagged: anxiety

Sleep vs Problems

November 01, 2019

Like Frodo in the Ring trilogy, we Toronto dwellers are constantly fighting problems that come up like orcs. They show up so fast and so many that it can get overwhelming. Right when we are supposed to be getting a good night sleep, these monster problems keep appearing in our minds, making us restless and […]

The Best Tests for Stress

October 01, 2019

Fatigue, anxiety, insomnia, overwhelm, irritability, brain fog.  The symptoms of stress are a laundry list of misery, and most of us are intimately familiar with them.  While most people can tell me they are experiencing stress, many of us don’t realize the impact that stress is having on our bodies.  Because stress isn’t just in […]

How do you want to feel this Fall?

September 20, 2019

I want to feel CONNECTED. PASSIONATELY ENGAGED. CURIOUS. When we are clear about how we want to feel we are more likely to recognize unwanted feelings that lower our souls vibration and keep us stuck – think fear and anxiety. Most forms of discomfort are communicative; sending our bodies and minds messages that something is off. […]

Libido: It’s not about the drive, it’s about the brakes

August 30, 2019

Most people who ask me about libido assume it is a hormonal issue.  Men want to know if they have low testosterone, women want to know if they maybe have too much.  But the honest answer is that while hormones can be a contributing factor in libido, our sex drive is much more complicated than […]

Is Your Back Pain Wrecking Your Game?

August 30, 2019

Let’s talk about sex, baby. Let’s talk about you and your back… Being in pain can reduce your excitement, enthusiasm, and options when it comes to many areas of your life. That includes your sex life. With 90% of people experiencing low back pain at some point in their life, patients sometimes question me as […]

Is it Anxiety or Overload?

July 04, 2019

Working with many patients who present with the High Sensitivity Person Trait, I come across many individuals who think they have anxiety. So, how does someone know if anxiety is the actual problem or not? What does the High Sensitivity Trait have to do with this? First, let me describe the High Sensitivity Trait so […]

Taking Control of Social Anxiety

March 18, 2019

Social anxiety can feel like you’re permanently in your worst phase of junior high: tongue-tied, anxious, and full of dread. This seems totally counterintuitive to what social experiences are “meant” to be, namely positive, enjoyable, fun times. If the idea of a simple Starbucks date with a pal or colleague has you wanting to dive […]

The Link Between Gut Health and Anxiety

March 11, 2019

I rarely see someone in my practice with anxiety that doesn’t also have digestive issues. Whether it be bloating, heartburn, constipation, or diarrhea, there’s usually a Pepto Bismol commercial of symptoms happening. That’s because there’s a huge link between your brain and gut. Vagus Conversations You’ve probably heard of the central nervous system which is […]

Low Key Addictions

June 18, 2018

Cigarettes. Alcohol. Gambling. Heroin. When most people think of addiction, these are the things that come to mind. While you may not be enabling a pack-a-day habit, you may have addictive tendencies to something much more minor. Think about it: If I told you that your morning coffee is off-limits tomorrow, how do you react? […]

Manage Holiday Stress with 3 Acupressure Points

December 05, 2016

By Jonathan Handel, R.Ac R.TCMP The holidays are a stressful time for many, with family and work obligations coming together to make a perfect storm. At this time of year we don’t generally have the time to do our normal stress relief activities, and therefore things add up. Elevated or prolonged periods of stress will […]