Working Through Anxiety

Working Through Anxiety

Anxiety. It’s unambiguous. It is what it is and that’s it. At least this is what I thought a few years back. But I have learned that that’s not true, in the literal sense. When it comes to believing what our minds tell us when we feel anxious, it’s perception, not...

Two Truths and a Lie: Expressive Arts Edition

Art is a very funny thing. It can show great detail, dedication and skill. Sometimes it takes an artist a great deal of time to learn a technique and perfect it. What’s funny about the whole concept of art is that technically (in my distinguished opinion anyway) skill...
The Here and Now

The Here and Now

Sometimes heading in a new direction is hampered because we fear what is going to happen if we actually start moving forward. So maybe the best thing to do is to stop fixating on what’s ahead and hone in on NOW. Once today ends and tomorrow comes, keep focusing on the...

Ask Yourself These 10 Questions

Has someone ever put you on the spot by asking a question you really can’t (or don’t want to) answer right away? I’m talking about one of those deep philosophical questions like “What defines you?” or “Do you think you shape your own destiny, or is it all just fate?”...
Everyday Mindfulness

Everyday Mindfulness

I found my way to practicing mindfulness over seven years ago. Sometimes when we are desperate to feel better we are willing to try anything once. I started with a beginner yoga class. It wasn’t easy but I was committed to learning how to better manage my anxiety....