anxiety

Healing From Mental Illness: What You Can't See, You Can't See

Healing From Mental Illness:  What You Can't See, You Can't See

Years ago, in the middle of my agoraphobic, social phobic, depressed state, you could have never convinced me that healing from mental illness was possible, probable even. Like a tornado crushes a trailer park, mental illness ravaged my entire life.

Keep On Keeping On

Keep On Keeping On

Sometimes life can be so tough that all we can do is keep going. I here all the time that what makes a successful entrepreneur is someone who just doesn’t give up. Well, I believe the same is true for life. Success/fulfillment/peace comes to those that just don’t take no for an answer.

Are you a poor judge of…yourself?

Are you a poor judge of…yourself?

Ever been to court?  Ever stood in suspense as the judge contemplated your sentence?  I have. And it blows.  There's a sense of fear and dread, followed by this weird emotion of "whatever!  I'll deal with whatever comes down the pike!" all wrapped up into one discomforting package.


REVERSE ANXIETY: PART X, 7 HABITS THAT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE

REVERSE ANXIETY: PART X, 7 HABITS THAT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE

n therapy, one of the most tenacious foes I face is helping someone realize they're wrong.   Most people that come into my office are just dead wrong!  About what?  About what they believe about their future.  

Anxiety Tips and Tricks (tip 1)

Anxiety Tips and Tricks (tip 1)

I write a ton on anxiety.  And when I write I usually include 700 words or more.  Well, I want to include you busy readers as well.  So I'm going to post small clips of thoughts/skills/techniques that I believe can be helpful in overcoming anxiety:

Reverse Anxiety: Part VI, Calling Anxiety's Bluff

Reverse Anxiety:  Part VI, Calling Anxiety's Bluff

Our minds love to project us into a catastrophic future filled with doom and terror.  This part of our makeup can't help but flash images of certainty in front of us.

Reverse Anxiety: Part III, What I Say Anxiety Is NOT

Reverse Anxiety:  Part III, What I Say Anxiety Is NOT

I’m feeling my arms right now.  I turned 40 last month and I’m still here.  Despite the thousands of times I thought I was dying of a heart attack, suffocating or some other bizarre event like driving off the road because of intrusive thoughts, I’m still kickin’ and screamin.’  

Reverse Anxiety: Part II, What I Say Anxiety Is NOT!

Reverse Anxiety:  Part II, What I Say Anxiety Is NOT!

Process of illimination works great when diagnosing cars.  Going through a checklist of what is not the problem can be a great way to nail the problem done.    Let’s start off with what anxiety is not.