Escaping the Trap of Anxiety

Escaping the Trap of Anxiety

“When we long for life without difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure.”—Peter Marshall ‘What if…’ Those two words immobilize so many of us. They keep us from reaching our happiness, pursuing our dreams, or living up to our potential and often keep us stuck in an all too familiar rut. They also set up a challenge between you and your […]

Self-Help for Anxiety: Tips to Help You Control Your Anxiety

Self-Help for Anxiety: Tips to Help You Control Your Anxiety

There’s feeling anxious and then there’s anxiety. There is nervousness before a big test and then there is being in a state of excessive uneasiness and apprehension. There are butterflies in the stomach and then there is compulsive behavior or panic attacks. Anxiety impacts nearly one-fifth of the U.S. population. The average age of onset is 11 years old. The disorder falls loosely into three categories: Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic […]

How Your Fast-Paced Life Can Kill You: The Physical Effects of Stress

How Your Fast-Paced Life Can Kill You: The Physical Effects of Stress

Have you ever stopped long enough to ask yourself why does it feel like I am always in a hurry? Where are we racing to and why? How did we get ourselves into this situation in the first place? Will it ever stop or even slow down? The cliché answer is the best answer: If we make the Time. More specifically, our relationship with time. I am guilty myself of […]

When Worry Rules: 5 Ways to Manage Obsessive Thinking

When Worry Rules: 5 Ways to Manage Obsessive Thinking

When you begin to worry, can you feel it taking over, pushing out anything else that requires your attention? Obsessive thinking can be annoying in the least and debilitating at worst. Yet, there are ways that you can gain control over your obsessive thinking to keep it at bay. Obsessive Thinking Tip #1:  Give it A Funny Name In the book “Talking Back TO OCD,” the authors talk about giving […]