Relationships can be complicated. Especially for an anxious person.

As an anxious person, relationships were always hard for me. I’d vacillate between isolation and enmeshment. Both ends of the spectrum were motivated by intense worry about what other people thought of me.

I believed I had to be perfect before I could let anyone get close. I’d morph into whoever I thought people wanted me to be, which became an extreme source of suffering and more anxiety.

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Autumn Wellness Boost: Squash and Apple Soup

Ta da! … squash and apple soup! Winter squash is the epitome of the autumn harvest. Round, oblong, green, orange, variegated—hardy winter squash are abundant right now. They’re absolutely gorgeous and hard to... Read more
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“Dr. Hyman, most days I feel like I can’t focus for more than 15 minutes at a time,” writes this week’s house call. “I lose my train of thought and feel like I’m living in a daze. I used to be so sharp. Now I... Read more
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Everyday Ayurveda: Jumpstart Sluggish Digestion with Ginger

Good health starts with good digestion. There are a few telltale signs that you may not be digesting your food properly, and there’s a simple way to fire up digestion if it’s sluggish. Ayurveda (the timeless... Read more
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Go Outside: Yoga Tips for Physical, Mental and Emotional Wellness

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One of the benefits of switching to natural beauty products—besides cutting out chemicals and toxins—is the need for less. The more natural I go, the fewer products I have crowding my bathroom. Now, one giant... Read more
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Date Surprises: A Quick and Easy Ayurvedic Dessert

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Good Vs. Bad Stress: The Critical Difference Between Challenge and Threat

When we’re faced with a potentially stressful situation, we automatically and subconsciously ask ourselves two questions: Could this situation cause me harm or loss, or is there a potential benefit? Am I... Read more