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When You Know Holidays Will Be a Struggle

Does the mere mention of the upcoming holidays cause you to gasp for air, sweat profusely, or wish the season was over before it begins? Maybe you know up front the holidays are going to be a struggle; which makes it hard to look forward to them. However, understanding what helps can make a world of difference. What is your biggest struggle or challenge of the season? Skip the pat answers and go deep. The difficulty will be unique to...

How to Free the Mind and Have More Peace

When was the last time you felt free? Where you allowed your mind to take an uninterrupted break and just be in the present moment?

When was the last time you felt free? Where you allowed your mind to take an uninterrupted break and just be in the present moment? Arriving in a place where striving stops, and you just start being. Do you even know how to free the mind and have more peace? Ponder with me for a minute, what comes to mind when you think of feeling free? Is the wind whipping through your hair? Is it your list all checked off?...

Why Is Judging Others A Problem For Us?

Since I have done my fair share of judging others in my life, I was a little concerned when I arrived at Costco about what others would think. Would their judgments pierce my heart and create an uneasiness to do what was best for me? I have been on both ends of the spectrum.  Judging others is problematic, and it hurts not only those that judge but those that are judged....

When You Want To Help: Eight Strategies For Loving Someone With An Anxiety Disorder

In my head, I was screaming out, “Please, not again, I just can’t listen to you talk about what might happen!” It wasn’t that I didn’t want to help; after all, this is my daughter whom I love dearly and would do anything in the world for her. But my support seemed to make things worse. I didn’t know how to help. Have you ever uttered those words or entertained these thoughts while trying to help someone with an anxiety...