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The Wound of Unknowing and What to Do About It

By | 2017-12-12T17:49:07+00:00 January 20th, 2016|Categories: Anxiety|Tags: , |

“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 | 2017-12-17T14:56:01+00:00 November 16th, 2012|Categories: Anxiety|Tags: , , |

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 | 2017-12-17T14:54:50+00:00 October 29th, 2012|Categories: Anxiety|Tags: |

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...

When is Enough Enough?

By | 2017-12-17T14:54:18+00:00 October 22nd, 2012|Categories: Anxiety, Christian|Tags: , , , |

Many of us are plagued by a common condition: we rarely appreciate who we are and what we have. And so begins our endless pursuit of you-fill-in-the-blank, fueled by a nagging voice incessantly whining that we are not enough. Sound familiar? You're not alone, since humans have had this struggle for millennia.

How You Measure Change Could Matter More than You Think

By | 2017-12-17T14:53:48+00:00 October 15th, 2012|Categories: Anxiety|Tags: , , , |

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 | 2017-12-17T14:53:02+00:00 October 1st, 2012|Categories: Anxiety, Relationships|Tags: , , |

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.

Mindful Tip #16: How to Change Your Life with Gratitude

By | 2017-12-17T14:52:39+00:00 September 24th, 2012|Categories: Anxiety|Tags: , , , |

Gratitude: A Simple Life Changer How has gratitude touched your life today, yesterday, or in the past week?  If nothing comes to mind, don’t beat yourself up.  It’s so easy to mindlessly ignore beauty and blessings all around us.  After all, when was the last time we were grateful for a rainbow, changing leaves [...]

Mindful Tip #15: How to Breathe Away Anxiety

By | 2017-12-17T14:51:24+00:00 September 16th, 2012|Categories: Anxiety|Tags: , , |

Often we live and breathe in one moment while we choke with anxiety and worry over some potential future moment. Today's tip invites us to use a normal activity to calm our anxious minds and recapture the present moment. The simple exercise helps many people to breathe away anxiety one moment at a time.