photo of a street in the night symbol of the seasonal depression during the Finnish winter
Anxiety, Anxiety, Articles, Mental health

9 ways to beat seasonal depression in Finland (or abroad)

You think you might have seasonal depression (SAD) in Toronto, Canada or Minneapolis, Minnesota. In both cities, the winter can get so cold, that your bones might just start freezing too. Just a trip to the supermarket requires you to throw so many clothes on that, by the time you’re out, you’re already sweating. In Espoo, Finland, it can get -20 in January. But in…

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Anxiety

Is believing in God a cure for anxiety?

I don’t know how many of you believe in God or in a higher power and, if this faith lowers anxiety and gives you inner peace. I think that believing in god is a personal choice like the choice of having a sexual partner or supporting a band you like. And that no one should criticize this choice. For me…

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Anxiety

10 anxiety symptoms that you need to understand

Few days ago, I’ve experienced some anxiety symptoms that brought up familiar feelings from the past: skin sensitivity, itching, dizziness and difficulty in breathing. That’s when I fell back into the old thoughts: something must be wrong with my body, maybe I’m sick. It turned out it was just my anxiety playing tricks again. These anxiety symptoms were triggered by…

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