anxiety

Posts on how to tackle worry and fear.

Having a Hard Time? Try Saying This to Yourself.

You know those weeks when you’re having a hard time? The weeks when you can’t seem to get your feet under you? You’ve been short-tempered with your kids, you’re unhappy at work, you’re dealing with some sucky health stuff. You know the weeks I’m talking about. The rest of the world seems …

How to Stop Overcommitting: Use This Simple Phrase

Do you have a hard time saying no? Do you find yourself saying “yes” to everything and then feeling overwhelmed and run down? If so, this video is for YOU. Learn the simple phrase that can stop your overcommitting in its tracks. (PS: We included a few bloopers in this …

7 Quotes about Courage to Pump You Up

“Be courageous” has been my mantra for 2017. Tired of letting worry and self-doubt stand in my way, I made a commitment on January 1 to be brave and daring this year. It has been difficult and scary, yet I’ve found a new level of growth as I’ve chosen courage, …

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 is a powerful player in our lives. It often acts as a big red stop sign, saying “No, turn back! Danger ahead. You can’t do …

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 question a lot this week. So many of us have big dreams, deep hopes, and a desire to be a part of meaningful change. Yet it’s …

My Mantra of the Moment for Dealing with Worry

If you’re a worrier, you probably often find yourself anxious about the future, fretting about the unknown, and predicting every possible outcome. You might be surprised to hear that worry, anxiety, and fear are a normal, and sometimes healthy, part of life. The challenge is when we let this worry …

The Dangerous Word You’re Using More Than You Think

There are a few words and phrases that I’m pretty tuned into with clients in therapy. Words or phrases that tend to get us humans into trouble. Words and phrases that keep us feeling stuck, pressured, or guilty. Phrases that reinforce the unhealthy and dysfunctional cycles we sometimes get ourselves …