Are you “addicted” to anxiety or depression?

Anxiety and depression may not be addictions, but addiction-like, they are capable of becoming entrenched habits that mold and shape your emotions, your chemistry, and your actual brain structure. Fortunately, our “plastic” brain is quite capable of forming new neuronal pathways, replacing old destructive habits with more adaptive, healthy ones. It’s this plasticity that enables me to tell you that, with proper self-coached training (i.e., learning how to stop insecurity from habitually flooding our minds with ruminative doubt, fear, and negativity), you don’t have to go on living with emotional struggle.


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