• #SelfCoaching - What do snowballs have to do with emotional struggle? On February 10, 2019



    The thermometer read twenty degrees this morning, which got me reminiscing. I was recalling how playing in the snow with snowball-soaked gloves, numb fingers, and frozen toes were no obstacle to bui

  • #SelfCoaching - Are anxiety and depression inherited? On February 9, 2019

     

    We know, for example, that children of parents with panic disorder are seven times more likely to be anxious themselves. . Similarly, children of parents that hav

  • #SelfCoaching - Are Dreams important? On February 7, 2019

     

    Did you know that everyone dreams, every night? This is a biological fact. We know from dream research that during the course of the night there are periods of rapid eye movement (REM sleep) that occur when

  • #SelfCoaching - So, what exactly is self-trust? On February 6, 2019

    From a Self-Coaching perspective, it’s a willingness to risk believing that you can handle life’s challenges. That doesn’t sound so difficult or complicated, right? It may

  • #SelfCoaching - What is insecurity and why should you care? On February 5, 2019

     

    Insecurity attempts to prepare you for anticipated chaos. This is what we commonly refer to as worrying. After all, you don’t worry about things going right

  • #SelfCoaching - Trying to lose weight? The problem with bad habits On February 5, 2019



    Human beings are creatures of habit. It's absolutely essential that you accept the notion that habits—all habits—are learned. Furthermore, habits—all habits—can be broken

  • #SelfCoaching - What exactly is guilt? On February 4, 2019

    Patients are always telling me how “guilty” they feel about letting someone down, not returning a phone call, or simply not getting to the gym. What is this thing we call guilt?

     

    From a Self-Coaching perspective, I define guilt as a feeling that

  • #Selfcoaching - Self-trust--the ability to handle life's challenges On February 1, 2019



    Self-trust is the difference between feeling adrift and out of control versus feeling in control—regardless of the challenge. I often tell my anxious patients who insist on telling me they can&

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