Is Anxiety Inherited?

There’s no argument that humans are born with genetic tendencies (predispositions) toward certain physical as well as psychological traits. You can have a predisposition toward alcohol,...

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Take an inventory. You don’t have claws like a tiger, an exoskeleton of armor like a lobster, or wings like a sparrow to carry you away from a wide-eyed cat; truth is you’re rather...

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Insecurity Self-Quiz

Today you are the sum total of the habits of your life. When you look at your life frozen in the moment, you’re not just looking at a here-and-now snapshot, you’re also looking at...

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How to Stop Worrying

I’ve found in my practice that simply telling someone to stop worrying and not focus on the doubts, fears, and negatives associated with anxiety or depression, is often met with...

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Holiday Blues

Think of the Holidays as you would a magnifying glass. Certainly for many, the holidays are a time of heightened or magnified enjoyment, good cheer and joy, but for others, those...

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