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Do Goodbyes Freak You Out?

Do Goodbyes Freak You Out?

All things are transient. This is neither good nor bad. Or, both good and bad. There are things that we love and have in our life that could end, giving us a sense of loss. However, this feeling of grief is also transient.

Things are changing for us constantly everyday. Most of it goes unnoticed and much of it is for our betterment. We handle it constantly and well. It is when a change “feels” out of our control that we feel afraid that we can’t handle it and panic. No matter how nonsensical, the Anxiety convinces us we will go off some metaphoric cliff, n’er to return.

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Fear Of Getting Too Close to Someone

Fear Of Getting Too Close to Someone

Have you ever been afraid of getting too close? What makes you feel this way and how can you stop it? Read this article to find out!

Have you ever been afraid of getting too close in relationships?

As humans it is one of our deepest desires to be in a relationship with others. Closeness is what gives us a sense of belonging, and nurtures a robust sense of self. On the other hand, isolation is one of the worst things for someone who is struggling. Being left alone to deal with our own negative spiral can feel like losing touch with reality. Yet, when we are struggling, we often feel drawn to isolate ourselves. I will tell you why.

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What Women Fear

What Women Fear

Fear is often an obstacle for women, keeping them immobilized, or holding them back from what they might otherwise lean into.

I have been reading Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg, and feel validated by the stories she tells about herself growing up since I have experienced similar teasing for my leadership tendencies.

Being a strong willed, opinionated, originality-loving, idea-sharing girl, had me called “bossy” more than once causing me to feel shame about who I was. While boys with similar characteristics were rewarded and encouraged.

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What Do Accepting And Letting Go of Anxiety Mean?

What Do Accepting And Letting Go of Anxiety Mean?

Christopher asked me this question about accepting and letting go of anxiety:

Hi Jodi, I have lived with anxiety for 20 years. I am 37 now and I am sick of it.

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Coping With Anxiety When You Travel: Will I Be Okay?

Coping With Anxiety When You Travel: Will I Be Okay?

Do you have travel anxiety? Has anxiety affected your travel plans and/or preparations?

Traveling can bring up tons of worries: Will I be okay? What if something happens to people back home while I am away? What if I am alone and afraid? What if the plane crashes? What if it is overwhelming? What if I miss the plane, or hate my accommodations? What if I get lost? What if I am homesick, but stuck there? What if I can’t get home? What if someone gets mad at me? What if I get anxious?

You name the worry, I have heard it and then some. All these worries just about make you want to stay home!

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Letting Go Of Limiting Beliefs

Letting Go Of Limiting Beliefs

Drowned in Sorrows

Life with anxiety stinks to high heaven. Sometimes the suffering is so constant or so intense we think that life is not worth living if we have to experience such torture.

We feel so encompassed by our anxiety and sadness that it wraps around our neck and threatens to pull us under with it. Barely having strength to tread water, we wonder why we don’t just give up the struggle. And sometimes we almost do.

We stay home for a day, or better yet, in bed for a day. Just to get a break and gather our strength to keep going.

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Six Ayurvedic Ways To Decrease Anxiety

Six Ayurvedic Ways To Decrease Anxiety

Ayurveda means “perfect knowledge” in Sanskrit. It is a traditional medicine from Ancient Indian. The sister of Yoga. (If you have never heard of Ayurveda, do a search and you’ll find loads of information!)

The assumption in Ayurveda is that there are three elemental substances in the body called doshas.  They are vata, pitta, and kapha. At each moment these doshas can be in states of aggravation cause emotional and physical health to be compromised. The treatment of Ayurveda seeks to pacify these doshas.

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Five Ways To Challenge Yourself

Five Ways To Challenge Yourself

The purpose of life is to live it. And taking risks is part of living to the fullest. Life would be pretty boring without challenges. Doing things builds confidence.

A ship is safe at dock, but if it spends too long there, the bottom rots out.

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I Have Some Questions For Your Anxiety

I Have Some Questions For Your Anxiety

Sometimes asking questions is a powerful way to move energy. Here are some questions for anxiety. Ask them and see what happens.

Please Ask Anxiety These Questions

What do you want from me?

Why do you want to ruin my life?

Why do you tell me that you are more powerful than me?

Why do you make me feel like I’ll have to deal with you forever?

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Do I Have To Live With This Anxiety?

Do I Have To Live With This Anxiety?

I was talking a client down from a panic attack on the phone last week and he was telling me what was freaking him out the most.

“I have to live with these thoughts. I will never be OK again.”

This has got to be one of the scariest things that Anxiety does. It makes you look in the future and only see it staring you down. You mourn every event you might have in your future–that it will be fraught with this horrible feeling. Frankly, it makes you not want to have a future.

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