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How to Stop Worrying & Get Out of Your Head

How to Stop Worrying & Get Out of Your Head

With all I know about mental health, I still get stuck in worry. I'm often the most negative person I know. Here are three things you must do to get unstuck from your fears and anxieties.

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Stop Letting Fear Damage Your Life

What’s your biggest fear in life? Mine is probably rejection in its various forms. I want people to like me. Ironically, the more I try and be what other people... Read More

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Hope vs. Fear

Hope vs. Fear

Life is hard! It brings us many challenges we didn’t expect and weren’t prepared to face. I’ve had days when I’ve struggled to stay hopeful. Many people vacillate between hope... Read More

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How to Change Negative Core Beliefs (Part 1)

Mindsets are deeply, and often unconsciously, held beliefs about ourselves and the world. They form during our upbringing and further develop through life experiences, both good and bad. Our mindsets can enhance our future or hinder it. Focusing on the truth helps us have the courage to be our best. Believing lies limits our great potential.

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How to Change Negative Core Beliefs (Part 2)

Put energy into identifying and replacing your negative core beliefs. Overpower and replace them. Believing the truth will set you free from your fears.

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How to Be Grateful When Life Is Hard (Part 1)

Each morning, right after I wake up, I try and journal about 5 things that happened the day before of which I’m grateful. After that, I write down 5 things during the day ahead I grateful for or excitement about. I’ve done this for years and I call it my daily 5 & 5. It takes about 10 minutes, and when done consistently, impacts my attitude significantly.

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How to Be Grateful When Life Is Hard (Part 2)

I sometimes challenge clients to try the Daily 5 & 5 for a week (7 days in a row). I've had many clients resist. I've also heard many success stories as it's become a habit and and transformed them emotionally.

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20 Questions to Create a Positive Mindset

Something that I can do that is never a waste of time is taking 10 minutes for gratitude. This helps me get focused on the RIGHT things even at my worst moments. Often clients come to me stressed out over things outside their control. I generally ask some questions to challenge their thinking. If I can get their mind focused on gratitude, their dispossession changes. I wish I could film their face as this change occurs. It's amazing.

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A Simple & Powerful Stress Coping Tool

Clients frequently ask for help in coping with stress. Most can identify the source of the tension (e.g. health, job, money, relationship, etc.), but they CANNOT figure out how to... Read More

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Anyone Can Struggle With Anxiety (Part 1)

In 1998 I flew from Wichita to Phoenix on America West Airlines. We hit some turbulence going over the Rocky Mountains, the most severe I've ever experienced. Some passengers screamed. Others prayed and recited scripture out loud. What probably lasted 15 minutes seemed to go on for hours. Our Boeing 737 eventually landed at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. After the flight I thought I was fine, but I was wrong.

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