Learning to Handle Anxiety

These days it can feel like anxiety is the currency of modern society—whether its adults stressed about politics, the environment, or the economy, or teens suffering from social media-induced angst.  In the last few months, teen anxiety has been featured in articles in NY Times Magazine, The Economist, among others. Understanding our own anxiety can help us relate more wisely to this emotion in our kids and students. So what is anxiety, anyway? Anxiety comes in different flavors: from worry to restlessness, to an over-stimulation akin to excitement. Subjectively, we experience it as an unpleasant state of distress ranging from … Continue reading Learning to Handle Anxiety