Archives for Symptoms


10 Signs You’re An Emotional Rebel

Social rebels are often cast as heroes. Yet, there is another kind of rebel who suffers a less glorified fate.

Emotional rebels have a knack for digging their own emotional pit, then jumping in. And they may even be proud of themselves for doing it.

I know because I’ve done my share of emotional rebellion. It’s no fun, but satisfying in a twisted sort of way. Are you an emotional rebel? Here are 10 signs...
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7 Signs You Are Subconsciously Resisting Change

Resistance comes in many forms. Whether or not you’re aware of them, the following seven signs may well signal that you are shying away from change.

1. Avoiding the people who expect change from you

You’ve agreed with someone that you’re going to make certain changes. Suddenly, you don’t want to hang around them anymore. Perhaps they’ve become a reminder that you need to be doing something different.

2. Justifying procrastination

It’s not just procrastination. It’s emotional investment in it....
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Breaking the Anxiety Cycle in Children

Everyone has their own fears, anxieties, and worries. But are they rational? Are they being passed on to our children? Studies say that indeed, they are. But that can change, with help from a professional, according to new research by UConn Health psychiatrist Golda Ginsburg.

Ginsburg and colleagues at Johns Hopkins University tested a one-year family therapy intervention as part of a study of 136 families with at least one parent with anxiety and...
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Anxiety Sufferers: You Might Just Be Too Smart

If you suffer from anxiety, social or otherwise, you might be tempted to think that your brain is just ‘broken.’

However, there is evidence to suggest that you might rather be - well - just too smart. There are two kinds of evidence to suggest this might be true: Scientific research and social corroboration.
First, the scientific evidence:
There is a proven correlation between high intelligence and anxiety.

Did you know that there is a correlation between...
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Jealousy Doesn’t Have to Cause Problems in Relationships

So your partner approaches the hostess at a restaurant to put your name on the list. He also manages to crack a witty joke and gets a laugh.

You’re instantly jealous, fearful and even resentful.

You’ve been planning this night out and, well, now it could be totally ruined. Your mind begins to race. Did he think she was cute? Why was he flirting with her? Why does he always have to do things like that? Maybe...
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A Key to Being Comfortable in your Own Skin

By Mike Bundrant of the iNLP Center

If you're not 'comfortable in your own skin', then this article may tell you what the real issue is.

Being comfortable in your own skin may be another way of saying:

I am comfortable with my own power.
If you're comfortable with your own personal power, then:
• You can express your opinions without fearing rejection
• You can set boundaries without fearing rejection
• You can direct other people,...
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Approval from Others: Good or Bad?

All else being equal, of course approval from others is good.

Why wouldn’t it be?

Someone else likes, respects or approves of you or something you did. Wonderful! That’s legit. You deserve to feel good about that. You have pleased or exceeded the expectations of another person. That’s a win. Feel great about it.

You can even take things a step further and allow validation from others to enhance your self-esteem. After all, self-esteem has some...
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10 Fast Insights On Feeling Trapped in Social Situations

Imagine: you’re stuck in a social situation with people that you don’t like or cannot relate to.

You’re uncomfortable, or even anxious. How are you supposed to react? What are you going to do to get out of this?

I don’t know! But here are ten fast insights that may get you

1. Maybe you are not supposed to be comfortable around everyone. After all, when you’re with people that you cannot relate to, how are you...
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