Archive for October, 2012

Get Rid of Excessive Worry Once and For All

Thursday, October 18th, 2012

Do you worry so much that it ruins your day?

And maybe your nights because you can’t sleep due to worry?

While worry is a common human behavior, too much of it can add unnecessary stress to your life which can cause health problems which can . . .


I better stop before you start to worry about this.

Here’s a list of three reasons people worry and three ways to change for good.

4 Simple Hacks for Managing Life’s Challenges

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

At 48 years old, I’ve decided to take up bicycling.

(Bear with me, I’ll be getting to the hacks straightaway! But we’re going to use bicycling as an analogy.)

My sister, who is a year older than me, decided earlier this year that she was going to compete in mini-triathlons, also known as sprints.

We talked about doing a sprint together next year, but since I’m a very weak swimmer and my knees can’t tolerate running anymore, we’ve opted to do a relay where she will swim, I will bike, and another friend will run.

So, here I am, a middle-aged former athlete who hasn’t ridden a bike since she was a kid, out on the roads pedaling away trying to get back into shape.

And you know what?

It’s hard.

It’s hard and it’s exhilarating and frustrating and invigorating. All in one package.

Just about every day that I ride now, I realize that my bicycle riding is very much like life can be when you’re trying to learn a new skill or break an old habit or just make it through a tough time.

Here are some of the lessons I’ve learned:


Subscribe to this Blog: Feed

Recent Comments
  • anon: I’ve been trying to do this for ages…sometimes I find it really difficult to let it go, though,...
  • Ampage: The problem isn’t just that “I know tomorrow is going to be different”. It’s not....
  • bob: I know this post is old, but when looking for some answers I found this is somewhat helpful but not necessarily...
  • Happy chick: Thank you for a very interesting article and some great tips to get started on acceptance. I have been...
  • Darlene Lancer, LMFT: I call “contingent self-esteem” “other esteem,” which is the problem...
Find a Therapist
Enter ZIP or postal code

Users Online: 12240
Join Us Now!