Motivation Articles

How To Start Loving Your Unmotivated Self

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

You exist in the present moment. But there are other versions of yourself, too — versions of you who also deserve your love, caring, and gratitude. Who are they, and how can express gratitude toward them?

Does A Cluttered Workspace Paralyze You?

Friday, December 6th, 2013

If you don’t have the time (or the attention span) to cut the clutter right away, is there a way to actually get ANY work done?

Win Wednesday: Share Your Anxiety-Related “Wins”!

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

It’s so easy to remember the bad times while discounting the good times, isn’t it? Why do we do such a thing?

Tales From The Anxiety Med-Go-Round: Why I Hated Paxil

Saturday, April 6th, 2013

All I wanted to do was drink my coffee and eat my grilled cheese and then call it a night. The pressure to participate in the upkeep of friendship was too exhausting to even consider. Why bother?

My TEDx Talk: Anxiety — Hibernate, Adapt, or Migrate?

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

I wanted to re-frame a breakdown into a breakthrough.

I Hope I Don’t Panic…While Delivering a Talk About Panic

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

Tomorrow afternoon, I’ll share my story with an audience of strangers. I will be re-framing the process of breaking down as one of breaking through.

Where Did My Anxiety Go? I Can’t Find It Anywhere!

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

You know me as the blogger who, once, had to run out of a wedding because dancing to Come on Eileen was too much for my panicky little bunny-rabbit heart. So…why in the hell am I feeling fantastic? Why do I suddenly feel like a new person?

Video From ‘Blog of the Week’ Broadcast: Enjoying the Moment

Friday, April 13th, 2012

Panic About Anxiety on WBRE's PA Live!Earlier this week, I wrote about how Panic About Anxiety was chosen as ‘Blog of the Week’ on PA Live!, a lifestyle program local to northeastern Pennsylvania and broadcast on WBRE-TV.

And now, you don’t just have to take my word for it — I’ve got video proof! Check it out here.

I sincerely hope that it brings a few folks within the viewing area to my blog — especially my posts about my own struggle with anxiety might help someone to feel a little bit less alone.

This is probably the right time to tell you a story about one of my last grad school classes: Intercultural Communication. After a semester of learning about various cultural traditions and value orientations, my professor took a few minutes at the end of our very last class to discuss something personal: living in the moment.

It was May, and graduation was right around the corner. The class was filled with undergraduate seniors and second-year grad students — most of whom were about to be finished with school forever.

His speech went a little something like this:

Failure IS an Option: On Why I Quit #NaBloPoMo

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

We can’t continue doing things that we don’t like or things we’re not meant to do simply because popular phraseology commands that we strive onward.

Inspirational Weekend Video: Girl’s First Ski Jump

Saturday, March 17th, 2012

This 4th-grade girl is learning how to ski jump — or, well, wanting to learn how to ski jump, as this is her very first time — and you can feel her nerves in this video.

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