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Overcoming Anxiety

Most people experience anxiety from time to time, but for some, it’s a regular occurrence that interferes with daily life.  Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is typically characterized by a difficulty to control worry on more days than not for at least six months, with the presence of three or more symptoms. “For this disorder the key word is ‘generalized,’” says Lee...

Knitting a Calming Niche

Camaraderie. Charity. Creativity. All are themes that come up when Oklahomans talk about how they can get attached to balls of yarn and shiny sets of needles. And there’s another common denominator. “I started knitting because I have some anxiety, and that repetition helps calm me down,” says Katy Blair, 30, who lives in Tulsa and is the librarian at Bixby Middle...