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How To Be Less Anxious-Part 2: The Power of Exposure

How To Be Less Anxious-Part 2: The Power of Exposure

This post is Part 2 in a 3-part blog series on how to be less anxious. (If you missed the first post, you can find it here.) In the previous post, I talked about the root of anxiety, which is fear. I also talked about the natural tendency to avoid or escape the thing...
How to Be Less Anxious-Part 1: Anxiety and Fear

How to Be Less Anxious-Part 1: Anxiety and Fear

This post is Part 1 in a 3-part blog series on how to be less anxious. Anxiety is one of the most common problems people face, and it can really make your life tough. Anxiety can show up in a lot of different forms. Maybe you experience small worries about a lot of...
Give It Away

Give It Away

I recently got married, and part of the transition involved moving my fiancé and me into a one-bedroom apartment. We got married in our 30s, so we both had been living on our own for several years. We had a lot of stuff. In order to fit into the new place, we had to...
Being Present Reduces Fear

Being Present Reduces Fear

I’m getting married in a couple months, and as part of our premarital counseling, our counselor assigned us a book to read, called Saying What’s Real: 7 Keys to Authentic Communication and Relationship Success by Susan Campbell. One of the key points in the book is...
Just Do Something

Just Do Something

During graduate school, I worked for a couple of years at the college counseling center at Virginia Commonwealth University. There used to be a well-known psychologist who worked there named Jack Corazzini. I never met him, because he passed away before I worked...
What is Up To Us

What is Up To Us

One of the key tenets in Stoic philosophy involves the following phrase: “ta eph’hemin, ta ouk eph’hemin,” which translates to “what is up to us, what is not up to us.” The Stoics thought this was a key distinction, and the idea is often repeated in the writings of...
The Work: How to Question Painful Thoughts

The Work: How to Question Painful Thoughts

One of the most important insights from psychology is that the events and situations in our lives do not directly lead to our emotions and reactions. Instead, the events and situations that happen in our lives are filtered through our thoughts, and these thoughts lead...
Put the Idea on a Shelf

Put the Idea on a Shelf

Not too long ago, I woke up in the middle of the night, feeling anxious. I was thinking about a work project that was due in a couple of weeks. I was nervous about it, and it was on my mind as I tried to get back to sleep. Unfortunately, the “getting back to sleep”...
Make a Course Correction

Make a Course Correction

Sometimes when we are dealing with an issue or problem in our lives, it can seem overwhelming. The change we need to make might be so big, it can seem impossible. We might not even know where to start. In situations like these, it can be helpful to think about making...
The Old Woman Principle

The Old Woman Principle

I read a book recently in which the author talked about something called the Old Woman Principle. I liked it so much, I’m trying to implement it in my life moving forward. The author shared that often she struggled to take risks in her life. Instead of really going...
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