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Spiritual Attitudes

Quit Anxiety Cold-Turkey for Thanksgiving

The season of sharing and gratitude is upon us. A time of eating turkey, pumpkin pie and the extremely healthy egg-nog (healthy for your taste buds). We sit with family and enjoy quality time with our loved ones.

No anxiety here, right? WRONG

Let us talk about that and dive into some exercises using our spirituality to help you quit anxiety cold-turkey for Thanksgiving.

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ADHD

Micro-Transition

What do you mean that's not a word???

Last Friday I talked about transitioning, and since I hate to transition, I may just keep talking about it now that I'm on the topic.

Oh, wait. On Monday I talked about Anxiety. I guess I already transitioned.

And now I'm transitioning back ... to transitioning.

But today I also want to touch on how Hyper-focus, or perseverance, play a role in our issues with transitioning.

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Anxiety

Bearing A Mother’s Fears Alone

In last week’s post, I wrote about how maternal can play out in a marriage. There were several comments about the post on my Facebook page that let me know the piece had clearly struck a nerve. At least a couple of moms who commented on the post could relate to the experience of holding more anxiety about children than their husbands. I thought I would explore this topic a little more this week...
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Coping Strategies

Case Review – The Things That Change You :-)

Just a couple of reasons why therapy helps! Martin - was a grown man with dyslexia.  He was not dumb.  But his wife thought he was.  We worked together for seven years through his entire never-ending divorce to the graduation of his first child, and he finally came to accept himself for who he was: a big marshmallow.  Sadly I came to learn he was killed in a motorcycle crash several years ago.  I could never talk...
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coping skills

5 Reasons to Enforce Boundaries for Yourself

Creating, maintaining, and enforcing boundaries can be a struggle for a lot of people. I've suffered from not being able to have boundaries with people, and it wasn't until recently that I realize that despite how hard it is for me, the alternative to not creating boundaries is way...
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Culture

The Most Unrealistic Expectation of Them All

Yesterday, you ran 5 miles, prepared dinner for several nights, completed a complicated work project and organized your entire office. Or you checked off every task from your very long to-do list. Your focus barely waned and the day almost felt seamless.

Today, you showered, put cream cheese on a bagel, and feel like a zombie (or whatever has less energy than that).

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Depression

Living Every Day with OCD

Well, perhaps it's not just OCD. There's a soupçon or two of anxiety in the mix. A smattering of depression. And yes, OCD. Lots of it.

Every waking moment of every single day is like slogging through a quagmire, the ooze clinging to your feet, sucking, strangling,...
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Coping Strategies

Spooked Out Parents – 3 Tips to Lighten Up

With today's festive all-hallows-eve celebrations, parents of teens need to lighten up.

Scary?

Of course teens will get themselves into trouble tonight. They have to. They are actually given permission to dress up and test the boundaries on this night.  In order to learn how to control themselves, they test the waters.  The teen brain doesn't know the difference until it knows.

You just have to be clear that,

Goofing around is innocent, while bullying is...
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