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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...

Do You Know How Valuable You Are?

After a bit of prodding from a close friend, I decided to attend my first support group for families with a loved one with mental health issues. I was convinced hearing others struggles would only discourage me and bring no comfort to my aching soul. I struggled to believe that I even needed such a group or could find value in other people’s pain. After all, mine was enough. At the first group, I forced myself up the steps moving...