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Stressed Out Young Woman

Overcoming Anxiety & Depression

Anxiety focuses on what can go wrong. It zeroes in on the worst outcome coming true and bad things happening again. Hope focuses on what can go right, and the opportunity in every circumstance.

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Struggle with Anxiety

Coping with Anxiety (Part 1)

COVID-19 has caused lots of people to worry. Many people, without knowing it, make their anxiety much worst for three reasons. Here are 3 ways to overcome your fears.

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Confident Man

A Transformational Self-Confidence Building Activity

I struggle with self confidence. Even though I've had success in life, my insecurities never totally go away. I have to fight them each day.

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Overwhelmed Man

What to Do When Emotionally Overwhelmed

In these emotionally flooding situations, your brain's emotional center, called the amygdala, overrides your pre-frontal cortex, the rational part of your brain. I call this “brain-lock”, where my brain becomes useless, except for fleeing the situation quickly or fighting whatever seems threatening.

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Two Roads Decision

I’ve Had Some Very Dark Days

I've had some very dark days when I felt my life was totally falling apart. Things I thought could never happen, happened.

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Confidence Building Activity

18 Ways to Build Self-Confidence (Part 2)

Create in your mind a clear picture of what you want. Spend as much of your free time as you can reflecting on and imaging this vision. What would your live be like ideally 20, 15, 10, or 5 years from now. Here is more information on creating a vision. 

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Adam's First Sky Diving

18 Ways to Build Self-Confidence (Part 1)

I went sky diving for the first time in 2019. Tandem sky diving is great confidence builder, and a blast as well. Here are some other healthy ways to build your self-confidence.

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Healthy risk taking

Take Risks Frequently!

There are certain powerful emotions I never want to feel again. Super strong feelings of rejection, failure, and embarrassment. Because of this hurt from my past, my mind (i.e. psyche)... Read More

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Emotionally health

How To Be Emotionally Healthy (Part 1)

There's a correlation between a lack of healthy emotional expression with depression and anxiety. How do I know this? Well, from research, as well as, from my own personal experience.

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Closure with the Past

Why You Should Deal with Your Past (Part 2)

Some people will do almost anything to avoid addressing their past. Trying to go back and make sense of it all seems too painful. Closure brings freedom.

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