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Are You a Worst-Case Scenario Thinker? Here’s How to Change That.
Are You a Worst-Case Scenario Thinker? Here’s How to Change That.
Learn how to challenge your anxiety and worst-case thinking with this simple strategy.  You'll also hear how I use this strategy in my own life,...
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7 Things to Remember When You’re Afraid
7 Things to Remember When You’re Afraid
We’ve all been there. Scared, worried, and afraid. Not sure how something will play out, not sure if we can handle what lies ahead. Fear...
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How to Breathe Mindfully. Yes, It Really Can Help.
How to Breathe Mindfully. Yes, It Really Can Help.
This is the video I've been super excited to share since I started recording videos. Seriously, this is the strategy I use more than any...
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How to Make Your Morning Cup of Coffee into a Practice in Mindfulness
How to Make Your Morning Cup of Coffee into a Practice in Mindfulness
If you’re one of the millions of people who start their morning with a cup of coffee, hooray; you’ve got an easy, already built-in time...
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Stop Trying to Do It All.  The Simple Trick to Feel Good about What You’re Doing.
Stop Trying to Do It All. The Simple Trick to Feel Good about What You’re Doing.
I see so many people in life trying to “do it all.” Life puts so many different demands on us; we have so many roles...
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The Paralyzing Fear of Making a Mistake: How to Cope and Move Past It
The Paralyzing Fear of Making a Mistake: How to Cope and Move Past It
Is the fear of making a mistake keeping you from trying something new? Is the fear of failing standing in the way of your dreams?...
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How to Approach Your Weekend Mindfully
How to Approach Your Weekend Mindfully
It’s no secret around here that I am big on mindfulness and intentionality. Yes, approaching what we do with thoughtfulness and purpose typically takes some...
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How to Get Motivated: The Secret You Need to Know
How to Get Motivated: The Secret You Need to Know
One of the things people get stuck on in therapy is motivation.  How to get motivated, how to stay motivated, and how to make meaningful...
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Warning: Self-Criticism Doesn’t Work Like You Think It Does
Warning: Self-Criticism Doesn’t Work Like You Think It Does
For the last several years, I’ve become a major fan of self-compassion. I started as a complete skeptic, thinking the concept sounded strange and fluffy,...
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How to Push Through Fear and Self-Doubt
How to Push Through Fear and Self-Doubt
  If not you, then who?   I recently scribbled this question in the margin of my day planner, and I’ve found myself repeating this...
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