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HOW I RELIEVED MY ANXIETY ATTACKS (PART FOUR)

How I Relieved My Anxiety Attacks (Part Four) Thinking The Worst The last hour of the drive was the most uncomfortable hour of my life. I was hyper-vigilant to the slightest change in my body. My chest and shoulders were so tight that I could have cracked walnuts between my shoulder blades,… Continue Reading

HOW I RELIEVED MY ANXIETY ATTACKS (PART THREE)

How I Relieved My Anxiety Attacks (Part Three) Straight To The Emergency Room “It sounds like you’re having a panic attack,” said the woman at the emergency room registration window. I was in my late 20’s, so I didn’t really fit the heart attack demographic. It felt like her statement was a… Continue Reading

HOW I RELIEVED MY ANXIETY ATTACKS (PART TWO)

How I Relieved My Anxiety Attacks (Part Two) Stuck In An Unconscious Pattern Of Thought It was a really hot day driving home from Glendale. Commute traffic was horrible. I’d learned to just stay in my lane and drive, because zipping from one lane to another didn’t really get me any further… Continue Reading

HOW I RELIEVED MY ANXIETY ATTACKS (PART ONE)

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How I Relieved My Anxiety Attacks (Part One) How My Anxiety Began….. When I had my first panic attack, I was living in Southern California. I was commuting home from work, which meant I was driving about two and a half hours, one way. As I think back, it was totally insane,… Continue Reading

SHAQUILLE O’NEAL JUST WANTS A TREEHOUSE! HOW ADULTS RELEARN TO PLAY.

Shaquille O’Neal Just Wants A Tree House. How Adults Relearn To Play Again As an adult, relearning to play again is serious business. We’re living in a world where most adults are so stressed out, anxious, and overwhelmed. We churn and burn our days on a hamster wheel, never feeling like we… Continue Reading

PLAYPRENEURS: INCREASE PRODUCTIVITY THROUGH PLAY

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Playpreneurs: Increase Productivity Through Play How I Healed My Childhood Trauma Through Play When I was growing up, we lived in a house that had a huge backyard. I had lots of friends on my block, and my two younger sisters and I loved to be outside. The only time we stayed… Continue Reading

WHAT DO REESE WITHERSPOON AND KENDALL JENNER HAVE IN COMMON?

What Do Reese Witherspoon and Kendall Jenner Have In Common? Do you feel overwhelmed with all you have to do? Do you suffer from self-doubt, constantly worrying about how you’re going to handle it all? It’s hard to imagine that the rich and famous people, those who we think have it… Continue Reading

PERSONAL BOUNDARIES: SAYING NO, SAYING YES, AND STAYING OPEN

Last month I wrote about creating community. I talked about how, in order to build a better network around yourself, you have to remain willing and open to the individuals who may be able to contribute to the community you want to build. All of this is true, of course,… Continue Reading

MANAGING STRESS BY REFRAMING

Human beings tend to become fixated on singular summary perspectives of life occurrences, particularly those occurrences which cause stress and anxiety. We look at the picture and become so focused on the image inside of the frame, that we forget to take a step back and look at the whole… Continue Reading

PERSONAL BOUNDARIES: LIVING WITHIN YOUR OWN

In my last blog, I looked at what it means to set personal boundaries for those who come in and out of your life. I talked about how to determine when you should say no, yes, or maybe to any given person or situation. Now let’s talk about how to do the same thing, but with yourself instead. True self-control… Continue Reading