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Do you have Anxiety?

Posted by Kyla Plaxton on

Anxiety is one of the biggest psychological complaints in North America.

To me, anxiety can feel like a rush or overwhelm of emotion. Anxiety is one of those things that comes and go; when I get a rush of energy and I am not grounded. 

To me, Anxiety is a reminder to slow down, breath deeply and ground myself.

I will, also, call a close friend and ask them to remind me that everything is going to be OK. Often anxiety lurks when I haven't been taking care of myself. It's just one of the ways my body is talking to me, and I have become well trained in learning to listen. 

Let me break down some facts for you.


There are different kinds of Anxiety and it is a serious illness. I would like to offer Acupressure to you as a useful tool to help combat this invasive mindset and illness. 

Alright, so here are some basic facts:

Some examples of Anxiety are

  • Panic Disorder
  • Social Anxiety Disorder
  • Specific Phobias
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder

As you can see, there is a wide range, and those are just to name a few!


Some general symptoms are 

  • Not being able to be still and calm
  • Numbness or tingling in the hands or feet
  • Feelings of fear and insecurity
  • Problems sleeping
  • Muscle tightness
  • Cold and/or sweaty hands or feet
  • Shortness of breath
  • Faster Heart Beat
  • Nausea
  • Becoming Dizzy

Does this sound like what you have been experiencing? Could anxiety be what has been affecting you?

On a scale of 1 - 10, how do you rate the anxiety or stress in your life? 


The first step in shifting anything in your life is to acknowledge you even have a problem! You just did that when you answered the question "On a scale of 1 - 10, how do you rate the anxiety or stress in your life? " Good job!

Notice I said shifting and not changing. While it's clear things change, I find when I'm dealing with myself, it's much better to try to shift in a small and gentle way. This way, I can do it daily and make a new habit over time, rather than expecting too much of myself right away. Healing, for the most part, always takes time. Allow yourself to shift in small ways over time rather than putting high pressure on yourself to change quickly and right away. As a rule of thumb, rushing yourself is a way to set yourself up for failure.

I have some very simple and useful tools that you can do easily and right away. I mentioned them at the beginning of this post, can you remember them?

To remind you:



Most humans do not breathe properly. The breath is like the carborater of the body. It, also, dispels old negative energy from your body including negative thoughts, acidity, and holding patterns in your subconscious. When you inhale, you breathe in more life, and when you exhale, you let go of what is not needed. 

You breathe ALL THE TIME - So breathe deeply and breathe wisely!


As a single mother of two and a worldwide, online businesswoman, I'm building myself up to be an expert at going QUICKLY. It's one of the reasons I love to do Acupressure, it forces me to SLOW DOWN. Before I give an acupressure session, I will also do my Qigong series, which helps super ground me and slow me down. Sometimes it takes something stressful to happen to remind me to slow down, especially if it's caused by forgetting a small detail that turns something that could have been avoided into a downward tunnel. I am, then, reminded to slow down.

Do whatever it takes. What support do you need? What activities help you slow down? 

While it may look like everything around you will fall apart if you do slow down, it might just be for the better. Just take the courage to listen to what your body is telling you; your world may change, but trust it. 


I've taught my children, ever since they could understand my words, to 'Ground Down.' I use this term when things are getting a bit too crazy and their energy turns chaotic. I tell them to focus on their feet, to imagine a golden rope going through the center of the feet, through the ground to the center of the earth. We close our eyes and take a deep breath. My daughter, Cleo is an expert at this, and she's only 7 years old.

I ask you to do the same! Ground Down!


Sending you so Much Love from a cloudy day in Victoria!

Love Kyla