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Retrain Your Brain: The Key to Anxiety Relief

Every day in my practice at the Renewed Freedom Center, I see patients seeking anxiety relief. In order to gain relief from anxiety, the first step is to understand what it is and why we experience it. Anxiety is the result when a person perceives danger. Anxiety is not unhealthy or…
Jenny Yip
September 20, 2016
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Productive, Successful YOU!: How to Bust Stress, Eliminate Procrastination and Increase Productivity

Productivity is key toward leading a rewarding, fulfilled life. When you are productive, you typically experience a sense of accomplishment that increases your self-confidence to achieve further endeavors. However, any productive effort is dependent on motivation and morale – your belief in yourself to reach your established goals. Certain factors…
Jenny Yip
June 14, 2016
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How to Stop Procrastinating

Procrastination comes in all shapes and sizes. Some people are just underwhelmed and disinterested at the tedious task at hand, and would rather spend their limited time on earth on more rewarding activities. Other people become completely overwhelmed by the unrealistically high standards that they set for themselves, and prefer…
Jenny Yip
May 20, 2016
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Your 2014 Mental Health Resolution: Productive, Successful YOU!

With the start of a new year, this is the time when people make resolutions for self-improvements. Goals are established, agendas are planned, and motivation is high. Yet, somewhere in February, most, if not all, of those early initiatives get lost in the shuffle of life. Unfortunately, it doesn’t help…
Jenny Yip
January 1, 2014
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10 Tips to De-Stress Your Holidays

1) Loneliness? Plan a Date with YOU! Many people don’t have family to spend the holidays with. If this is the case, then use this opportunity to treat yourself to something you normally wouldn’t do. Keep yourself busy by looking in advance to attend events. Aid the less fortunate and…
Jenny Yip
November 1, 2013
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Understand Anxiety in Children So You Can Take Action – Go!

Many children exhibit behavioral and/or attentional problems. Some of these symptoms are age appropriate and disappear as the child matures, while others require further attention from professionals. However, when it comes to childhood mental health, school personnel, pediatricians, therapists, and other professionals are often quick to label a child simply…
Jenny Yip
May 1, 2013
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Mindfulness Demystified

According to Merriam Webster, the definitions for mindfulness are: 1) bearing in mind; 2) inclined to be aware. Neither of these truly captures the Eastern tradition of simply “to be”. The fact is that there is no one specific word in the English language that encapsulates the state of ‘moment-to-moment…
Jenny Yip
March 1, 2013
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Mind Training: Positive vs. Optimistic Thinking

Welcome to the New Year. This is the time when many people make resolutions for self-improvement to achieve a new, improved ‘you’. Whether it is a new exercise regimen or a new diet craze that you must stick to 7 days a week, the truth is that most resolutions fail…
Jenny Yip
January 1, 2013