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Disappointed, Now What? Freak Out or Maintain Emotional Balance?

I was so disappointed: exactly one week after my book “Goodbye Anxiety, Hello Freedom” was published, I got the ultimate test to see if I really could “walk my talk”.

I received a phone call that left me disappointed, devastated and heartbroken. I had the ultimate opportunity to choose: do I...

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Building Resilience to Overcome Anxiety

Building Resilience to Overcome Anxiety

Just like in sports we have coaches to help us and musicians have teachers, when learning something new, we all need help from someone else.

There’s a great song from U2, “Sometimes You Can’t Make It On Your Own”, which includes the line “You don’t have to go it alone”.

Fortunately we are...

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How a bag of Cheetos (and EFT) saved my sanity

How a bag of Cheetos (and EFT) saved my sanity

I stood in my kitchen smashing the bag of Cheetos over and over again as my poor children begged their out of control mother to stop destroying their precious “treat” of junk food. They almost never got “junk food” and they were so excited to see the bag of Cheetos.  It was ridiculous, really: ...

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Mindfulness in America

Mindfulness in America

Mindfulness in America

Mindfulness in America brought mindfulness and technology together in NYC last week and I was blessed to attend! Mindfulness is a key piece of my work with anxiety, which is why I want to share my experience of this uplifting and inspiring day of wisdom from mindfulness...

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Mindfulness for Anxiety Relief

Mindfulness for Anxiety Relief

MINDFULNESS FOR ANXIETY

In my experience, mindfulness can be one of the most effective ways to calm anxiety.  You may have heard the saying “anxiety is worrying about the future and depression is mulling over the past.” The beauty of a mindfulness practice is that it brings us into the present...

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Meditation vs. Medication for anxiety relief

Meditation vs. Medication for anxiety relief

Meditation vs. Medication

 

Meditation vs. medication?  Millions of Americans face that question every day.  1 in 6 Americans takes a psychiatric drug – most are antidepressants, according to a study published in the Journal of American Medical Association JAMA Internal Medicine.

I am not a...

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I Became My Own Client

I Became My Own Client

“Are you losing your job?” I asked.  Hours later, my fear was confirmed.  This isn’t the first time my husband has lost his job, however, this is the first time I didn’t let anxiety grab hold of me like the Tasmanian devil and throw me down into a full fledged panic attack!

I became my own...

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5 Breathing Exercises to Calm Anxiety

5 Breathing Exercises to Calm Anxiety

How to Calm Anxiety WITH YOUR BREATH

Breathing exercises are one of the easiest and best ways to calm anxiety, decrease stress, and improve sleep.  My own issues with stress and sleep is what led me on an over 20-year quest to learn the easiest ways to reduce anxiety.  Our breath is always with...

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10 Anxiety Relief Techniques That Work!

10 Anxiety Relief Techniques That Work!

TOP 10 ANXIETY RELIEF TECHNIQUES

Many of us are looking for anxiety relief techniques that are natural and holistic because more and more people are experiencing high levels of stress and anxiety.  Google searches for anxiety have more than doubled in just the past eight years!  Many people are...

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Do you choose to be happy?

Do you choose to be happy?

YOU CAN CHOOSE TO BE HAPPY.

Abe Lincoln said the quote above many years ago and today, on the anniversary of his assassination, I started pondering this quote again.  I’ve had this quote on a faded greeting card hanging above my desk for over 20 years as a daily reminder that I get to choose...

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