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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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Businesswoman having anxiety attack.

Overcome 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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Skills for Successful Relationships

Skills for Successful Relationships

Most people have anxiety in close relationships at times. You'll learn about 3 tools that can help take the anxiety out of your relationships at work and at home.

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Young Man Pleading with Angry Young Woman

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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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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Two People Tandem Skydiving

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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Surprised woman looking out airplane window.

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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Man Chewing Fingernails

Anyone Can Struggle 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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