More articles in category: Anxiety

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Why Surrendering To Anxiety Attacks Can End Them

Last month I wrote about the top three things I’ve done to manage my anxiety disorder over the last five years. I’ve been able to keep anxiety to a minimum but sometimes panic arises. I have a few things I do to help the panic attacks pass that I want to share.  

For most people, panic attacks tend to be an accumulation of anticipatory anxiety. We all feel anxio…

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Hiking – The Great Alternative

On a hike the other night we had a visitor who hiked the whole hike, came in an socialized after the hike and at the end of dinner he made the comment “Oh, and my wife just passed.” It turned the evening into a surreal time, as we all just looked at him with a giant question marks strewn across our collective faces. 

He had been talking about how him and his wife …

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How To Lessen Anxiety With Mindfulness

Let’s talk about anxiety.

Do you get anxious from time to time?

I do. A lot.

This may come as a surprise to some, but I am an anxious person. Perhaps that is why I teach people how to move better and feel better. Have you ever heard the expression “You teach best what you most need to learn”?

I needed to learn h…

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How To Lessen Anxiety With Mindfulness

Let’s talk about anxiety.

Do you get anxious from time to time?

I do. A lot.

This may come as a surprise to some, but I am an anxious person. Perhaps that is why I teach people how to move better and feel better. Have you ever heard the expression “You teach best what you most need to learn”?

I needed to le...

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My Top Tips for Managing Anxiety

For most of my life I had anxiety and panic attacks. At the time of my diagnosis in the 90’s I was in elementary school in a tiny town in Southern Ontario. I had never met anyone with panic attacks and it seemed no one else I knew had either. Because of this, no one knew what to do with me when my anxiety came up except to tell me to calm down and there was nothing to be ne...

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I’M BURNT OUT! BUT THAT’S OKAY.

Even as I write this article, it is a struggle. My mind is willing, but my body just won’t have it. Since Thanksgiving of last year up until my birthday—which was on the 25th of last month, I have run myself ragged. The holiday hustle and bustle at my job, the rush to get the editing done with my revised manuscript—of which I am still working on, as well a…

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Facing Your Feels

 I am feeling empowered, but tired. Today, I have been able to acknowledge the thoughts and feelings I would have repressed yesterday. I have been able to recognize where they come from, honor them, and let them pass right on through. I’m not resisting and they are not persisting. I’m not afraid of them anymore. They no longer have the ability to ruin my day, and in d…

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Wolf at the door

With the ever-present threat of danger in this world, it can be quite nerve wreaking. With the constant threat of war, and terrorist attacks, it is as if a pack of ravenous wolves are knocking at our door. If you, go in the woods in parts of the country you, may experience the howling of the wolf. You, might even come across one, but beware they seldom travel alone. Th…

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Dealing with Despair in National Disasters

Recent events have been devastating to those going through it. Hurricane’s Harvey in Houston, Irma and Maria in Puerto Rico and Florida left trails of great damage. It will take years to repair and may never recover what was loss. Now in our country, we had a mass murderous shooting in Las Vegas as raging fires in northern California has taken countless lives. How do…

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ELIMINATING WANT

“After a time, you may find that having is not so pleasing a thing after all as wanting. It is not logical, but it is often true.” – Mr. Spock (Amok Time) STAR TREK

 

Recently, I had a non-GoRead member read some of my articles. One of which was, ACCEPTANCE IS THE WORST THING TO DESIRE….

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“Love Yourself.” But how?

Think of the last time you really needed someone, and your go-to person wasn’t able to be there for you.

Or you didn’t ask anyone for help when you normally would.

Did you feel angry or resentful? What if you could eliminate or lessen that feeling of resentment by becoming your own go-to person?

Recently, I challenged my self-love practice by decidin…

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What’s Stopping You?

This is an interesting question with limitless answers. It’s worth examining how it applies to different facets of life.

What’s stopping you from:

– asking for a raise

– going after the promotion

– quitting a job you hate

– suggesting process improvements

– reporting wrong doings or theft

– confronting difficult co-workers o...

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What’s Stopping You

This is an interesting question with limitless answers. It’s worth examining how it applies to different facets of life.

What’s stopping you from:

– asking for a raise

– going after the promotion

– quitting a job you hate

– suggesting process improvements

– reporting wrong doings or theft

– confronting difficult co-workers o...

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Freedom Friday Mantra to Alleviate Anxiety

Moksha= Emotional Freedom

Ground yourself in possibility when anxious rumination surfaces.

DISTRACT yourself with what could go WELL.

Your life will feel more joyful each time you choose to focus on EXPANSIVE POSSIBILITY.

The conversation brings you closer than ever.

The day together creates a beautiful memory.

The hurt sudd...

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Little by Little (Part 8): Battling Anxiety

Anxiety: an abnormal and overwhelming sense of apprehension and fear often marked by physical signs (such as tension, sweating, and increased pulse rate), by doubt concerning the reality and nature of the threat, and by self-doubt about one’s capacity to cope with it. (Merriam-Webster)

When we look at the physical, mental and circumstantial factors tha…

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ANGRY GETS SHIT DONE

(Please, excuse the profanity. I felt it important NOT to censor this article due to the point I want to make…)

“NOW……………….I WANNA DIE……………….I DON’T WANT MY LIFE, NOT ANYMORE!”

This was a statement a Facebook friend of mine (a strong believer in Jesus and God) posted o…

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Nutritional Chemistry for Anxiety

Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults in the United States…or 18% of the population.” (ADAA 2016) In Part One of this series – Cut the Counterfeits w...

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How Your Anxiety Has You Fooled

“You can’t do that. You can’t do it that way. What are you doing? Stop it. Just, you might as well just go to bed.”

So I lay in bed all day.

Lately, it has been consuming and I have been letting it. It gets tiring fighting it all the time. I used to be motivated, focused, productive, now I am lucky if I can get a solid two hours straight of work out. The dep…

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INSOMNIA

I haven’t slept well in at least a month. Toddler issues (need I say more?) It got me thinking about my old pal, insomnia…Here’s the story!

I’ve always been and still am a light sleeper, but for over ten years, from ages 19 to 29, I was a walking zombie. I was alive but not living. I went through my days and did what I had to do, and even did it well. No one knew th…

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I’m Scared

“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” FDR 

What is fearing fear? The way I interpret it is, it is the fear of being scared. The biggest fear for me is the fear of the unknown, and I have to admit, I am very guilty of this. Our lives are always in motion, they are always changing, sometimes for the better, and sometimes for the worse. Every year for the p...

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Immerse Yourself in Everything You Need

Yesterday, I had to block off my afternoon for an invasive test. One that causes me anxiety because I’ve not tolerated it well in the past, until I found a new OB-GYN.

Even with a positive recent experience with my new doctor, I still find myself dreading this procedure.

This time and the last, I changed my mindset around this test.

I d…

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Cheers to Chaos

Chaos creates order. Out of chaos, order evolves. Order happens inside chaos.

One of my favorite yoga philosophy teachers, Douglas Brooks, shared this at workshop I attended. After hearing, I had several waves of insight. He also related it to when ocean waves come in, no two are the same; no two …

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Anxiety – Like A Kite Stuck In A Tree

Today was a strange day. Sometimes, I struggle with routine in my post 9-5 life. It’s been about six weeks now, and while it’s awesome, you must be super disciplined. Don’t get me wrong, I put in a lot of hours, but I am not organized enough and I am sure I could be utilizing and spreading my time around a bit more wisely.

Since my store is open Wednesdays throug...

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Functioning with Anxiety

The strangest thing happened to me during the holidays. I went to see a medium and the minute she put her hands on me, she pulled away instantaneously. She looked at me with a startled expression and asked me if I had ever been treated for my anxiety. I looked at her as if she was nuts. At thirty-four years old, I had never been told that I suffered from anxiety. I know a …

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How To Recharge As An Introvert

First, I’d like to say that this is not a professional list from some psychology handbook. This is what I’ve known to work for me when coping with anxiety and cases when being an introvert hits me hard in the face. These little things I do to take care of myself have proven effective and are my go-to remedies when I’m feeling st…

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Fighting Back Against Anxiety

Most of us have probably experienced that sense of impending doom that seems to creep up unexpectedly and cloud your day with unwanted heaviness. I have the unfortunate luck of being the one in ten pregnant women who tend to react to pregnancy hormones with anxiety and depression. I battled it intensely at the end of my first pregnancy and this week I’ve begun to no…

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Stress Nothing, Not Even the Small Stuff

Speaking through the wide open trap of a habitual stressor, I have decided here on out that I am a bellyacher no more. 

As I lay awake at the wee hour of 4 am, my eyes pierced, I focus on the one and only crack on our bedroom ceiling. A wave of an anxiety has managed to paralyze me. 

The contents of our sewer line have decided to grace us with it’s p...