Social anxiety may seem to come out blue but there is always a root, it just may be something that you have hidden in the back of your mind. Here is how my public speaking anxiety seemed to come out of the blue. All through college and graduate school I had no problem speaking in Read More →
A SIMPLE EMOTIONAL BAGGAGE SELF-TEST
Do you have problems with ANGER, FEARS, SADNESS, OBSESSIONS or COMPULSIONS? Do a simple exercise to find out if emotional baggage is subconsciously causing your problems. Think of an issue that is interfering with your life right now. This may be anger, sadness, anxiety, an Read More →
Start Breaking Compulsions & Addictions In 2 Minutes
The difference between social drinking and problem drinking doesn't have anything to do with how ofter you drink, how much you drink, whether you drink alone or with other people. Social drinking happens when you drink to make a good feeling better. Problem drinking - and any other Read More →
ANGER MANAGEMENT 101: Your anger is either coming from your present, your past or your present amplified by your past.
You are standing in line at Starbucks to get your morning coffee and a guy in a blue shirt comes up, cuts in front of you in line and then, for no reason, he stomps on your toe as hard as he can. All of a sudden your heart rate zooms up from 70 to 140 beats per minute as the Read More →
Stress management 2.0: Simple ways to stop stressing
Your body and brain were designed to handle short bursts of stress to help you get away from lions and tigers and bears. Once you are safe your stress response is supposed to go back down to its 0 baseline. When you are chronically stressed and especially when your stress response never Read More →
If You Can Make It Worse You Can Make It Better.
The first law of emotional dynamics is: If you can make it worse you can make it better. So it's really good news if just remembering a panic attack makes you anxious, if thinking about an old hurt makes you depressed, if recalling a past insult gets your blood boiling. This is because, Read More →
The Strangers Within You – Your Emotional and Body Brains
So how can you have emotional reactions that don’t make sense to you, that don’t seem to be under your control? To understand this you have to understand how your brain is wired. Your brain can be divided into 3 parts. Make a fist with your right hand, then cover your fist with your Read More →