Anxiety really does suck. Ask anyone going through the difficulties of being invaded by anxiety. It sucks the life out of you. I’ve seen many people in my practice who come in struggling with the effects of anxiety — the chronic worrying, rumination, difficulty slowing down physiologically and/or mentally, trouble socializing in many cases, difficulty … More Anxiety Sucks…Literally
This article is a follow-up to my previous Grass is Greener Syndrome article. I’ve been fortunate to help many people in various areas of the world work through this complicated issue, as well as related issues with commitment, and decision-making. The ‘grass is greener’ struggle haunts many people, and is complicated for a variety of … More Grass is Greener Syndrome: The Internal Struggle
In my practice, one of my specialties is working with people who struggle with various types of anxiety. One of the themes I see almost across the board with anxiety is the comfort zone with silencing one’s own voice — whether it’s out of fear of rejection, judgment, or otherwise. This has a far-reaching impact … More The Impact of Silencing Your Voice
I recently went out to a social event — a friend’s gathering in the park. I was feeling so socially anxious that I just didn’t know what to say to people. Occasionally I was able to say ‘hi’ to someone, or someone would approach me and I was able to engage in a little bit … More Does Anxiety Make You Off-Putting?
It’s morning. I try to open my eyes as I lay in bed, but really I just want to leave them closed. Merely trying to peel open my eyelids feels like it takes a supreme amount of energy that I just can’t find anywhere in my body. So I’ll leave them closed. And my bed … More An Experience of Depression
Starting a relationship with a therapist is very personal and can be nerve-racking for many. It’s hard to know who’s going to be a good fit without taking the time to meet a few. There are many posts out there that offer tips on how to find a good therapist. However, each time someone releases a … More 6 Suggestions for Choosing a Therapist
If only there was an easy answer to this. Migraines certainly have a medical presentation, considering the headaches, and all of the symptoms that can come with migraines. But for many sufferers, migraines may be as much a product of emotional history, as of bio-chemistry. I think it’s important to start this post by acknowledging that nobody … More Migraines: Medical or Emotional?