Archive for the “Growing with Anxiety” Category
The Velcro and Teflon Brain.

I can have 99 positive interactions with people, but throw in 1 negative and that is all I can think about. My day can go from great to off the rails with that one negative interaction. Turns out there is brain science that explains my experience. Rick Hanson, Ph.D., Senior Fellow of the Greater Good […]

The Unfixable Places
Broken Hearts

There are some broken places in my life that I don’t think will ever be repaired. I’ve tried. I’ve tried hard. But the brokenness remains. I’ve been confused, baffled, and angry that in spite of my best efforts, the pain remains. I’ve felt helpless. I’ve felt alone. I’ve felt afraid. I know I’m not the […]

Values Based Choices

I spent the last 3 days at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown with 300+ therapists, who all treat anxiety and depression. The conference, Anxiety and Depression: Integrating Research, Practice, and Community, attracts some of the most widely regarded experts in the field as well as therapists from all over the country. I struggled with whether or […]

One Day at a Time

Seconds. Minutes. Hours. Days. Weeks. Months. Years. Lives. How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives. Annie Dillard It all adds up starting with what we do today. Too many people arrive in places they never wanted to go. The invitation of life is to be present and intentional around […]

Stories of Roller Coasters

I spent last weekend with Greg, Riley, Seth, and good friends going to Universal Studios and Magic Kingdom. The last time our family went to an amusement park together was 14 years ago and Riley and Seth couldn’t remember that trip. So we were due for an adventure. I have a love hate relationship with […]

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