An anxious brain is a busy brain. It can't sit still and be quiet. Instead, it scurries around picking up any tiny thing it can find and starts picking it apart, looking for something to worry about. The anxious brain makes mountains out of molehills by telling you lie after lie.So, here's today's suggestion: FOCUS ON … Continue reading Focus On What You Know
Go Ahead, Have a Panic Attack
Don't forget—anxiety is a liar.
Breathe Your Anxiety Away
When your anxiety is high, your body reacts by increasing your heart rate and blood pressure and quickening your breathing, which triggers a release of adrenalin. All of which makes your anxiety worse, which makes those symptoms worse, etc. So, IF YOU CAN CONTROL YOUR BREATHING, YOU CAN CONTROL YOUR ANXIETY. I'm going to give you an … Continue reading Breathe Your Anxiety Away
Try a ‘Worry Hour’
One thing you must remember is that ANXIETY AND WORRY feed off each other. More anxiety = more worry. More worry = more anxiety.It is NOT helpful to tell someone to quit worrying. And, trust me, it is VERY difficult to teach someone to not worry.But there is a technique you can practice that will keep … Continue reading Try a ‘Worry Hour’
Anxiety is a LIAR!
DON'T LISTEN to your anxiety—IT'S A LIAR! Anxiety fills your head with all the scariest, darkest, edge-of-the-world possibilities it can imagine. And trust me, it has a very LARGE imagination. The possibilities anxiety presents you with are always prefaced with "What if?" It will wear you out with all of its 'what ifs?'. I'm not … Continue reading Anxiety is a LIAR!
The Two Most Important Things All Children Need
Number One – To Know They Are Loved. This forms the basis for a child's sense of self. They need to be both told and shown they are loved. You cannot overdo this one. Sometimes men will tell me saying I love you to their child is something they are not comfortable doing. Usually their … Continue reading The Two Most Important Things All Children Need
“You must spare his life.
In the epic battle between God and Satan for your soul, you should remember that it is a rigged fight. There is nothing fair about it. Satan is fighting with one arm tied behind his back. When Satan received permission from God to tempt Job to turn away from God, he must have rubbed his … Continue reading “You must spare his life.
Embrace Your Fear and Anxiety
Kerry stares numbly at the notice on the bulletin board announcing the permanent closing of his plant. It’s the only job he’s had for twenty five years. What am I going to do? Diane wipes her sweating palms on her jeans. She feels like she is having a heart attack. Her final exam this semester … Continue reading Embrace Your Fear and Anxiety