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Category: Anxiety


Anxiety, Fear and Insecurity, which is it?

Do you mistake Anxiety for Insecurity? These lines are becoming quite blurred. We now have a diagnosis and we can explain how we feel, but are we explaining it away? Are we using it as a reason to not try…

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The Battle of Redemption.

Things were different this round of depression. I was equipped. My gloves were up, ready to battle, but all the routines and practices that had worked before weren’t working this time. As I sat there recounting my story, I was secretly begging for her to impart some words of wisdom that no one else had. More was at stake.

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Why grieving matters: How our society embraces celebration but ignores grief.

In world that is moving in a rapid pace we need to slow down. We need to allow ourselves the time to grieve. Not only grieve a loss, but unmet expectations, disappointments, betrayals, etc.,

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Why boundaries and saying no can reduce your anxiety.

All too often we are faced with many wonderful things to say yes to, but at the end of the day, we feel depleted and disappointed. Somehow everything we are doing is great, but it isn’t what the true desire of our heart is. If we’re honest it’s the best thing at the moment. It’s admittedly short-sighted thinking.

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Anxiety: a misplaced desire for heaven.

We walk around as victims of a schedule that we created. Did you get that? We created this schedule so we can control our anxiety around time and our scheduling.  The good news is that we do have control, the bad news is it’s going to require some changes in our day to day life.

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Do you choose comfort over abundance?

Comfort never gets you anywhere, comforts keeps you exactly where you are at. Is that really what we want?  Do we really want to stay exactly where we are at? I think all of us can say that the answer is no. Over the course of my life I have learned that out of the struggle there is so much growth, so much change.

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When your story makes others uncomfortable.

. I’ve come to realize that I have experienced far more than the majority of the people my age. For a long time that made me uncomfortable and I found it hard to relate to my peers. Their problems either seemed completely trivial or annoyingly immature. Unfortunately, my response to my peers wasn’t always the best.

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Food Isn’t the Problem. Our Heart Is.

fuel is not just about  food, but guarding our mind and changing our mindset about what food is then fuel becomes not just about what we eat, but what we watch, what we read, what we listen to…how we feed our mind, body and soul.

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When life hits do you fight or flee?

I’ve realized one thing over these last several weeks that when life kicks me down, I can’t retreat, I can’t pretend that I don’t get knocked down too. That’s not authentic, if I expect so much of myself and of others in my day to day life, then the same expectation goes for my presence on social media. I apologize that when life knocked me down, I retreated, I licked my wounds and desired to shut down, But you know what; it made it worse.

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The Fundamental Five: Fitness.

Not only did exercise improve your mood by producing endorphins, but things like weight lifting decreased your risk for depression, exercise helped alleviate anxiety and for me losing weight helped me feel better which also helped keep my depression at bay. I knew that I had to find a way to make exercise a priority, and a part of my daily life. It was no longer about my weight or appearance, it was about my brain.

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