Tag: Anxiety

way forward

Find Your Center Amidst Massive Change

To say there is a lot going on in the world right now is a gross understatement. It can make it hard to find your center amidst such massive change. What is occurring is unprecedented. There is no playbook on how to navigate a global shut-down and its impact on our day-to-day lives. The rules are changing by the minute. The overwhelm is real and

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Food craving

The Logic Behind Food Cravings

Over the years while working with clients around stuck habits like procrastination, anxiety, stress, I’ve noticed an interesting trend: Food cravings can be triggered by a variety of physical or mental factors. A hormonal imbalance, a poor diet, high stress levels, or insufficient sleep or physical activity may cause these symptoms. Binging, weight

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Navigating Flight Claustrophobia

The claustrophobia was coming in waves. We’d been sitting on the tarmac for hours and I really wanted to get off the plane. So far I had been able to ride through the intermittent panic by distracting myself with repeated games of solitaire on my iPad. There were a lot of thoughts swirling in my head… “Think of a spacious, happy,

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decision making

How to Make a Decision

A very common frustration among my clients is how to make a decision. They can spin for days or weeks or months trying to figure out the best course of action. The question beneath this frustration is, "How do I make the right decision?" There is an extra layer of anxiety "on" this decision - what if you screw up and pick the wrong thing? Here's a

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How to Manage Anxiety About the Future

There is only once place that anxiety about the future ever exists: right now. It can be very compelling – I’ve been here thousands of times in my life – to think about what could happen and to assume the feelings generated by that thinking actually mean something about the future. Spoiler alert: they can't. Research has shown this is one way we

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How to Get Rid of Negative Thinking

Getting rid of negative thinking is the current über popular self-development strategy of the day. It looks logical - we'll feel better if we get rid of all the bad thoughts in our minds. If we can keep our thoughts positive we'll be more positive. Avoiding negative thoughts has become a cultural obsession. Ironically, we are pretty negative about

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Why You Can’t Go Wrong in 2016

Here’s the truth: You can’t actually get 2016 wrong. We love to think there is one “right” path for us to take. We love this so much we spend much of our time and energy trying to find this path or hold on to this path or kick ourselves for falling off this path. Which is really funny when you think about it because you made up this path in the

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