There’s a catchy country tune that topped the charts not long ago that sung about people following their arrow wherever it points. It talks about doing whatever you want because you only live once, and to let your feelings guide you. The song won awards and I’m guessing for good … [Read more...] about The ‘Follow Your Arrow’ Fallacy
Stress and anxiety
Anxiety affects all of us at some point in our lives. It can be something that we have propensity towards based on history or a specific situation that lets our brain know that something isn’t right. It is usually based in fear. We fear that something bad is about to … [Read more...] about Anxiety Responses: Fight, Flight, or Freeze
Fear is a usual suspect when we have anxiety. As much as anxiety is deemed a mental thing, it surfaces in many physical ways. Everything from feeling lightheaded and tingles, to having full on chest pain and trouble breathing. And many more symptoms in between the … [Read more...] about How to Control Fear and Anxiety in Our Changing Health Climate
I believe it is safe to say most of us are stressed and weary. We want the chaos and uncertainty to go away but there is no end in sight. In my last blog I talked mostly about the mindset that will help us weather the storm, but this time I want to address some practical things … [Read more...] about Taking Care of Yourself During Times of Stress
Have you ever read the title of a book or song and resonated with it? Even before you read or heard the words. This Is Me Trying is a new Taylor Swift song from her quarantine-produced album, "Folklore". I can’t tell you the lyrics, but I like the title. A million scenarios … [Read more...] about This Is Me Trying
These are strange times. The world as we know it is changing. As we well know, change is uncomfortable. We have to grieve the world we knew, accept the changes, and adapt to the challenges the future will bring. How should we respond? Cultivate compassion for yourself and … [Read more...] about How Should We Respond to Crisis?