Category Archives: anxiety

Have You Been Holding Down a Beach Ball?

 There’s no such thing as a ‘negative’ emotion, only negative behaviors or consequences of our choices.  All emotions are important and give us information we need to know.  They are each like a little flag waving to get our attention … Continue reading

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What Gives You H.O.P.E.

What gives you H.O.P.E. and Gets You Into Your Flow Boat? I like to play with words and make acronyms out of them and when I needed some hope one day I thought about keeping it simple and started playing.  … Continue reading

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A Hole or a Door–Which Will You Choose?

Recently, this quote came to me at just the right moment.  It’s been circulating on the internet for a while and I couldn’t find out whether it is correctly being attributed to Chief White Eagle from the Hopi Nation but … Continue reading

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The Man and His Horse or The Power of Maybe

I have been thinking a lot lately about the story of the Man and His Horse.  It’s a parable I came across long ago that reminds us of an essential truth about life that can be a great comfort.  Let’s … Continue reading

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There Are No Cracks

I’ve spent the last two years, during the worst year (and counting) ever for most people, moving multiple times, immigrating to a foreign country, enduring housing insecurity in that foreign country and an excruciating process of finding a permanent home … Continue reading

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Whoa There! Steady On!

          I know things are tough out there because I have had many more calls and emails than usual asking for help.  Although we are in a new year and soon it will be spring, things are still feeling a … Continue reading

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Be Like Your Dog: Play, Eat, Sleep, Repeat

I’m missing deadlines some weeks and months lately-like this column that I didn’t get finished in time for the new years.  Many of us are tired for reasons that have nothing to do with being ill but facing our ‘surge … Continue reading

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The Three Words Everyone Needs

Many of us are holding on by our fingernails at the end of this year so I wanted to offer you something simple that will help put the ground beneath your feet again anytime you feel wobbly or like the … Continue reading

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This Is Why You Feel Awful

Ever heard of ‘surge capacity’?  Surge capacity (coined by  Ann Masten, PhD, a psychologist and professor of child development at the University of Minnesota) is a collection of adaptive systems — mental and physical — that humans draw on for … Continue reading

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