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  In the interest of keeping it all the way real, I have to be honest:  up until a few days ago, I had a tightness in my chest that felt like someone had placed a dumbbell on it.  It lasted the better part of a week.  While I wasn’t consciously thinking anxious thoughts, I […]

March 26, 2020

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Be The Hero: A Journaling Prompt For Anxiety

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  Today was supposed to be different, my son.  For weeks, we had been planning today.  We would wake up, surrounded by friends and family from out of state and celebrate.  We were supposed to be jumping up and down with excitement, saying things like “today’s the day!” as we drank our morning coffee.  We […]

March 18, 2020

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Today Was Supposed to be Different

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  Nowadays, it seems like everyone (or at least a lot of people) are talking about boundaries.  I credit Brene Brown, but the truth of the matter is, the topic of boundaries is as old as the Garden of Eden. In my years as a therapist (and as a human!), I’ve found that the main […]

March 13, 2020

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How To Set Boundaries Without Feeling Like a Jerk

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  With so MANY self help books out there, it’s easy to wonder: what are the self help books that therapists recommend most?  As in, what are the go-tos, the tried and trues that professionals refer to again and again for their clients?  While there is obviously going to be some variation from therapist to […]

February 25, 2020

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The 9 Self Help Books Therapists Recommend Most

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  I had to interrupt our regularly scheduled self-care posts to create a self-care post full of something very important: Modern Family Gifs. Modern Family has got to be one of the best shows ever.  It truly came along at just the right season of life for me, as I was a young mom, trying […]

February 17, 2020

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Modern Family Gifs: 10 Times Modern Family Was Self Care GOALS

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  Since my posts of late have been very much centered on anxiety, and how to cope with different kinds of anxiety, etc., I thought I would veer away a bit this week and simply share a few of the things that I’ve been loving lately.  I really enjoy following along with other bloggers and […]

February 10, 2020

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5 Things I’ve Been Loving Lately

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Do you ever lose sleep from work related anxiety?  You’re not alone, my friend! From difficult co-workers or bosses to feeling like you have to be “on” or “perfect” all the time, there are a million reasons why women consistently report that work is one of their number one stressors.  The good news is, there […]

February 3, 2020

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How To Deal With Work Related Anxiety

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If you’re looking for ways to be more active (and let’s be honest, who isn’t?), you’re in luck!  I know many of us lead lives that are primarily sedentary, but even so, there are so many things you can do to up your activity level each and every day.  The benefit?  Not only will you […]

January 27, 2020

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5 Ways To Be More Active

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Think you know all there is to know about social anxiety symptoms?  Well today I’m challenging you to think again, my friends!  The reality is that many behaviors people without social anxiety are quick to write off as a person being indifferent, aloof, or even mean, could really just be symptoms of social anxiety. This […]

January 20, 2020

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7 Social Anxiety Symptoms That Might Surprise You

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“What are the best ways to prevent anxiety?” As a therapist, I get this question a lot, and for good reason.  No one likes to feel anxious.  It’s just so darn unpleasant.  Regardless of age, gender, or station in life, anxiety is the number one thing my clients seek my help for. As such, I […]

January 13, 2020

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The Best Ways to Prevent Anxiety

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