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Overcoming Fear

How to Take Back Your Life from Fear

Fear is greedy. Fear will slowly steal real estate from your life if you let it. True fear, or a phobia if we want to call it that, is intense. We think about it while lying in bed at night and it can make us break out in a sweat on a cold, fall morning. Eventually, we start to rearrange

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Anxiety

Your Anxious Mind is Working Perfectly

Imagine you and I are walking in the African Savanna 200,000 years ago. I’m basking in the sounds of the birds singing in the trees, gazing at the orange sun on the horizon and soaking in the fragrance of the various flowers as we walk. You are anxiously scanning the horizon for potential enemy tribes, looking at the clouds, wondering

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Finding Purpose

Behind Our Emotional Pain is Purpose

At the core of all anxiety disorders is avoidance. We avoid people, places and situations in order to not experience unpleasant thoughts, emotions and sensations. When reflecting upon an upcoming event or situation where we may encounter something that could trigger fear, we often hyper-focus on “what we will have to go through” as opposed to focusing on “what we

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Anxiety

Overcoming Social Performance Anxiety

Oftentimes when we experience social anxiety, we feel as though we are performers on a stage and that each social encounter is just that, a performance. We feel as though we must meet the expectations of others and “be something” in particular as opposed to however we actually are in that moment. Of course this “expectation” is completely self-induced, as

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Normalizing

You are not F*cked Up, You are just Human

Many of us walk around doing our very best to keep our secret intact. We try to hide our anxieties, depressive tendencies, traumas, addictions or feelings of low self-worth because we believe that we are uniquely flawed, that we are the only ones who are experiencing what we are experiencing. After all, just look at all the smiling faces on

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Anxiety

Quarantine was a Reprieve from Social Anxiety, Now What??

2020 will certainly forever be known as the year of the pandemic. Because you are an introvert and thus most likely an empathy to some degree, it’s been painful for you to watch helplessly as thousands of people have died and millions have been negatively impacted economically. The fact that NO ONE seems able to confidently provide answers to basic

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