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
“The sky is falling! The sky is falling!”
Have you ever heard of this cast of characters: Chicken Licken or Chicken Little, Henny Penny or Hen-Len, Cocky Locky, Ducky Lucky or Ducky Daddles, Drakey Lakey, Goosey Loosey or Goosey Poosey, Gander Lander, Turkey Lurkey and Foxy Loxy or Foxy Woxy? Of course you have! It's the famous case of the paranoid chicken that … Continue reading “The sky is falling! The sky is falling!”
“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
The Strongest Man I Know
Standing in the hospital lobby, waiting for the elevator to open, I anxiously bite my lip. It seems like I haven’t seen my daddy in forever. But then, to a ten year old time creeps at an agonizingly slow pace. I’ve had difficulty making sense of what has been happening. All I understand is that … Continue reading The Strongest Man I Know