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New Year’s Resolutions: The Problem & How to Fix It

By |2023-12-12T17:49:36+00:00December 31st, 2018|Categories: Anxiety|

We raised the sparkly toast, shared a special kiss, and watched the Shiny Ball drop.  Another New Year arrived, scattering our lives with hastily conceived New Year’s Resolutions: To lose 10 pounds. To save money. To be a better human Each is a worthy goal, deserving of serious effort.  We’ve obtained steps to shed the weight, save the [...]

The Wound of Unknowing and What to Do About It

By |2023-12-12T17:49:56+00:00January 20th, 2016|Categories: Anxiety|

“Nothing hurts worse than Not Being Known,” said a septuagenarian to a group of 5000 at a recent women’s conference. As soon as the words were out of her mouth, I felt the weight of their truth.  That Wound of Unknowing – I’ve lived with it.  After all, I’ve walked the lonely road of widowhood for [...]

True or False: Weekends are like Rainbows…

By |2023-12-12T17:50:11+00:00November 16th, 2012|Categories: Anxiety|

Author John Shirley has said: “Weekends are a bit like rainbows; they look good from a distance but disappear when you get up close to them”.  Do you agree? The correct response to my question is unique to you.  And your answer may largely depend […]

Anxiety is a Mental Storm with False Forecasts

By |2024-02-20T03:39:04+00:00October 29th, 2012|Categories: Anxiety|

Similar to hurricanes in the real world, anxiety creates a mental storm from which escape is elusive. The mental storm gains power as erroneous weather reports forecast warnings at high volume about our safety and security. Anxiety huffs and puffs and we experience its effects in body, mind, and behavior. So the forecasts of our mental storm feel truly real in our experience...

How You Measure Change Could Matter More than You Think

By |2023-12-12T17:51:39+00:00October 15th, 2012|Categories: Anxiety|

You know it's time for change. You've set everything up: a new diet or exercise plan, a proposed budget, a schedule of counseling appointments, a new program to discipline your children or spend quality time with your spouse. All your hope is riding on the new plan... How do you expect change to happen?

The Consequences of Distraction and How to Avoid Them

By |2023-12-12T17:52:21+00:00October 1st, 2012|Categories: Anxiety|

Distraction affects our lives in numerous ways, with consequences ranging from distasteful to disastrous. Often it masquerades as something we proudly venerate: multitasking. But every time we multitask, we pull brain activity away from our primary task of the moment.

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