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Depression
Grateful Woman

25 Gratitude Building Questions

We all have seasons in our lives when it's very hard to be positive. I can easily view myself as the victim. Gratitude is one of the only things that can end my pity party. 

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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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Anxious Man

Fear vs Hope Cycle

Most everyone is struggling with the fear and unknown related to COVID-19. You can take specific actions that will significantly help with the anxiety.

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Decision Making Skills

How to Make Good Decisions (Part 2)

You will make some bad decisions in life and that's OK. You'll trust untrustworthy people. You'll take the wrong job. An investment of time and money will go south. Will you follow up bad choices by learning and taking a better path?

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Tough Decision Making

How to Make Good Decisions (Part 1)

I've wasted countless hours in turmoil over decisions. Indecision has hurt my career and cost me financially. I've frustrated family and friends because I couldn't make up my mind. Few things stress me out more than major choices, and few things bring me as much relief as getting decisions made.

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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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Coping with Anxiety (Part 2)

What is Anxiety? ~ Being consumed by future failures ~ Being absorbed by past failures ~ Something that stifles your intuition ~ Something that steals your ability to trust yourself ~ A false belief that being intense makes you safe ~ A false belief that productivity keeps you safe

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Emotionally Healthy Man

How To Be Emotionally Healthy (Part 2)

Being emotionally vulnerable can be terrifying. One reason I became a therapist, is to feel safe and appear like I've got things together. When people come to me for help, I'm seen as the expert, and I get to remain in control. Asking for help is much more vulnerable than dishing it out. I'm much more comfortable helping than being helped. I'm not proud of this.

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Depressed Man

Anyone Can Struggle With Depression

I lived in the pacific northwest in the early 90's alternative "grunge" rock. I used to be embarrassed about this, just like I was embarrassed to admit that I used to drink heavily. When Chris Cornell of Soundgarden committed suicide in May 2017, it impacted me. He was honest in his music. His death reminds me that everyone struggles and appearances are deceiving.

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