anxiety

Posts on how to tackle worry and fear.

Be Courageous: Reflections On My 2017 Mantra

Last year, just after the holidays, I got serious about crafting my mantra for 2017. While some people choose specific goals or focus on a single word, I’m a firm believer in choosing a personal catchphrase to use all year long.   I thought long and hard before I settled …

A Mindful Mantra for Stress, Worry, and Distraction

It’s no secret that I’m a big advocate of talking to yourself. While it might seem strange, talking to yourself is an important way to cope when your brain goes on autopilot.   When it comes to autopilot mode, most of us trend toward stress, worry, and distraction. Whether it’s …

7 Ways to Beat Stress This Holiday Season

Have you noticed how many people love the holidays and simultaneously feel super stressed out? It’s a strange mix. We seem to love the season, but halfway through it, we’re overwhelmed and exhausted. Thankfully, it doesn’t have to be this way. It’s totally possible to beat stress this holiday season, …

Scared About Making a Big Decision? Read This.

Making decisions is tough. We often feel overwhelmed, conflicted, and scared. Scared of making the wrong decision, scared it won’t work out, and scared we’ll regret our decision. We want to know that whatever decision we make is going to work out. However, I’m here to share one of most …

The Hilarious Quote That’s Saving My Sanity

I have a confession to make. I totally get caught up in other people’s stuff. It’s true. I worry about stuff that isn’t mine, and I stress about stuff I can’t control. I wish I could say this is an occupational hazard of being a psychologist, but let’s be honest. Anyone …

The Antidote for Fear

Since following my dream and opening my own practice earlier this year, I’ve been on a kick about dream chasing. I’ve become more curious about other people’s dreams. I can’t help but notice how often people talk about wanting to make a change in their life.   I’ve heard people …

5 Things to Do When Life Throws You a Curve Ball

A few weekends ago, I was enjoying a slow Saturday morning. I had just finished an early morning workout, with plans to sip coffee and make breakfast later. But life had other plans, throwing me a curveball. My Namaw was in the hospital, and with my mom out of the …

Stop Stress In It’s Tracks With This Simple Sentence

I have a confession to make. And it might surprise you. My brain loves obsessing about ridiculous stuff. My brain loves to worry, wander, and ruminate. It loves finding tiny, unimportant things to fixate on. It thinks stressing over small stuff is an Olympic sport. (And it’s coming for you, …