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Turn Anxiety into Hope by Answering 7 Questions

By on Oct 12, 2017 in Stress | 0 comments

Anxiety focuses on what can go wrong and things outside of your control. It centers around bad things from the past happening again and the worst outcome coming true. Hope focuses on what can go right or the positive potential in every circumstance. Here are some anxious thoughts clients have shared recently. Do any seem familiar? ~ “I don’t have what it...

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What to Do When Emotionally Overwhelmed

By on Sep 17, 2017 in Relationships, Stress | 0 comments

Ever had a conversation and then suddenly, out of nowhere, you become emotionally overwhelmed? Maybe this has happened with a boss, co-workers, or someone in your family. Maybe they say something you perceive as hurtful or threatening. Possibly they remind you of someone who mistreated you in the past. Do you know what triggered you? Do they know? In these...

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A Simple & Powerful Stress Coping Tool

By on Aug 15, 2017 in Stress | 0 comments

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 cope with the strain. They ruminate, which basically means that their minds get stuck on the issue. This article is to show you something you CAN do about whatever is bothering you.  ...

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Anyone Can Struggle With Anxiety (Part 1)

By on Jul 19, 2017 in Stress | 6 comments

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 and others prayed out loud. What probably lasted 15 minutes seemed to go on for hours. Our 737 eventually landed at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. After this...

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Anyone Can Struggle With Anxiety (Part 2)

By on Jul 18, 2017 in Stress | 3 comments

What is anxiety? It’s a confusing thing. Here’s my best effort at explaining it in understandable language. Understanding something will help you overcome it. What is Anxiety? ~ Something that stifles your intuition & creativity ~ Something that steals your ability to trust yourself ~ Being consumed by the worst outcome happening ~ Being absorbed by...

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Are You Emotionally Constipated? (Part 1)

By on Jul 2, 2017 in Relationships, Stress | 0 comments

I’m a middle child from a fairly loud and emotional family. Looking back, it seems like everyone expressed how they felt, except me. I decided at a young age to live inside my head and hide my feelings. As a therapist, I see a strong correlation between a lack of healthy emotionally expression with both depression and anxiety. “Live in your head,...

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