Tag Archives: Anxiety

How to Overcome Obsessive Thinking

by on October 12, 2017

Obsessive thinking is pondering the same point over and over with no new insight or outcome. Remember the old vinyl records? When there was a scratch on the record, the needle would go back and play the same small section repeatedly until the needle was lifted. That is obsessive thinking. The thoughts don’t have to… (more…)

Why Loneliness Is Worse Around the Holidays

by on October 12, 2017

Feeling lonely is bad enough but add the holidays to the mix and instead of helping, the feeling intensifies. This strange phenomenon tends to isolate even further and can bring about a deeper depression. In some cases, the hopelessness many lead to suicidal thoughts. The contrast is shocking. Everyone else seems to be happier. There… (more…)

Tips for Managing Daily ADD Behavior

by on October 12, 2017

One of the challenges of attention deficit disorder (ADD) is taking the first real step. There are the many false starts such as organizing a desk, sharpening all of the pencils (because one is never enough), going to the bathroom, adjusting the lighting, and checking email again. But in actuality, the task at hand has… (more…)

#1 Worst Parenting Mistake

by on October 12, 2017

Whether the child is 2 or 17 years old, the worst parenting mistake a parent can make is not listening. This presents in a variety of formats. Not listening to their boundaries. When the child has said they don’t want to talk anymore, listen and give them a break. They might need time to process… (more…)

Lessons Learned from Jumping Out of a Plane at 15,000 Feet

by on October 12, 2017

Ten years ago, our 8 year old son watched a movie about skydiving and immediately wanted to do it. A quick internet search revealed he needed to be 18 years old before he could jump, providing me with much relief. Thinking there was a lot of time for him to change his mind I agreed… (more…)

Advice from a Friend Going Through Chemo

by on October 12, 2017

I must admit that when my friend shared she had cancer, it evoked vast amounts of fear mostly because my understanding was lacking in this area. But now with the advancement of many medications, surgical procedures, types of chemotherapy or radiation, various treatment options, and many cases of cancer survivors, many forms of cancer are… (more…)

Stopping the Self-Abuse After Being Abused

by on October 8, 2017

The verbal and mental abuse that Michelle experienced during her 15 years of marriage was extreme. After a drawn-out divorce, Michelle was finally free from the daily assaults. She believed that leaving would be the hardest part of the battle, but it wasn’t. A constant barrage of abusive thoughts and intense emotions still flooded her;… (more…)

Relaxation: The Anti-Narcissistic Medication

by on October 8, 2017

After being married to a narcissistic wife for over 10 years, Ben had enough. His whole body started to reject his spouse’s self-centeredness by plaguing him with intense pain and repeated anxiety attacks that he could no longer ignore. He went to doctor after doctor for a quick fix, but after dozens of tests and… (more…)

Hurricane Survivor Reveal: What Are You Made Of?

by on October 8, 2017

Hurricane Irma tore though Florida five to seven days ago, depending on where a person lived. Since then, in the Orlando area alone, there are still nearly ½ million people, businesses and schools without power, even more without any internet service, and countless others without land-line phone service. Some businesses are fully operational while others… (more…)

Overcoming Pre-Hurricane Storm Anxiety

by on September 9, 2017

The shifting projections for Hurricane Irma have caused resulted in the largest evacuation for the State of Florida. Those of us who choose to stay behind watch each update with anxious anticipation wondering which forecast will be correct. Having survived other storms in the past, I have come to appreciate the difficulty in accurate predictions…. (more…)

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