Annie Hopper

Hopper: Overcoming depression and anxiety

Columnist Annie Hopper says recovery from anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder is possible.

Hopper: Symptoms of depression can be lifted

Dynamic Neural Retraining System can help lift physical and mental symptoms.

Hopper: Sometimes love really does conquer all

A battery of tests confirmed that she was pretty much allergic to everything.

Hopper: How your environment can negatively affect your brain

My deepest desire is to be a strong voice for hope and healing for those who suffer from environmental illness.

Hopper: Over-activated stress mechanisms

When we are in a fight or flight response, our brain releases neurochemicals that allow us to track and protect ourselves.

Hopper: Separating genuine cures from the placebo effect

But doesn’t it make sense that we should be researching how the placebo effect works?

Hopper: Trauma alters brain and can lead to chronic illness

Psychological, emotional, physical, viral, bacterial and chemical stress have a direct impact on brain function.

Hopper: How a new dream home morphed into a toxic nightmare

The toxins that were being released from these products were unknowingly making her sick.

Hopper: Emotional transparency can prove to be a powerful gift

One of my favorite authors, Debbie Ford…wrote many best-selling books and the one that stands out for me is The Secret of the Shadow.

Hopper: Training the brain to help transform your health

Damage to any neural circuits within the limbic system can cause pain and skew the brain’s perceptions.

Hopper: We truly can enjoy a wonderful life

With Christmas fast approaching, I thought I would share a story with you that I hope touches your heart as it did mine.

Hopper: Furry little canine’s lesson in life takes on new meaning

Bella would look up at me with her tongue hanging out, her eyes clearly stating: “Throw the frog…throw the frog!”

What we can learn from our dogs

Pet canine creates opportunity for laughter and a path to rewire columnist's limbic system functions.

Hopper: Slowing down in a land far, far away

Having never been to a castle before, I wasn’t sure what to expect. Not to mention that I had a month long wardrobe crisis beforehand.

Hopper: Take the time to help yourself balance your life

With a busy work schedule, it seems as though the days morph into weeks and before I know it an entire month can come and go.

Hopper: Your brain could be suffering a hiccup

Everyone at some time has thoughts that lead to feelings of fear or anxiety.

Hopper: The benefits of choosing rose-coloured glasses

Choosing to focus on the positive aspects of life can seem very difficult when we are constantly faced with challenging situations.