The word “anxiety” is tricky. When we hear the word “anxiety,” we often envision crippling panic attacks, awkward nervous behavior, psychologist offices, and medication. But the truth is, many of us cope with the more subtle symptoms of high functioning anxiety every day, and we find small ways to work around it. Because it can be such an uncomfortable topic to discuss, many people with anxiety don’t really tell their friends and family how it’s really impacting their day-to-day lives. I’ve been there. When I was struggling in the worst… Continue Reading Living with Anxiety? You Are WAY More Normal Than You Think.
Fists in your Sleep. What Does it Mean?
Besides our face, I think hands are the most expressive instruments we have to convey thoughts. We can talk with our hands and even signify emotions. Fisted hands often symbolize anger. So what does it mean if you wake up with balled fists? I actually didn’t even know I was doing it until I had such intense cramping in my forearms that I lost my ability to grip a suitcase on a recent trip. Doing what I do, I knew that my Body was obviously telling me something, so I… Continue Reading Fists in your Sleep. What Does it Mean?
Putting YOU First
Fill in the blank: I feel so much better after doing______________. I don’t know why I don’t do it more often. How many times have you uttered those words after a day of golf, fishing, yoga, or curled up a with a good book? Then, you wait another six months before doing it again. Why? I know you’re going to say that you have too much to do, but I’ve got a different theory: most of us aren’t used to feeling good. We are, however, used to feeling run down,… Continue Reading Putting YOU First
The Coolest Thing Happened Yesterday
I was with my daughter, Ellie (who is 14, and thinks she knows it all) and we were running errands. We had been in the car only 15 minutes before I had missed two turns, forgot my sunglasses were on my head, and asked her the same question twice (ok, THAT happens all the time). So, obviously, I was out of sorts…really out of sorts. After the second missed turn, I pulled the car over and just sat for a moment. The following conversation ensued: Me: Wow, I can’t believe… Continue Reading The Coolest Thing Happened Yesterday
You Should Be Doing This Every Morning
Do you ever wake up in the morning and think to yourself: I am TIRED. I am DREADING GOING TO WORK. I am LOOKING FORWARD TO A NAP. I am IN NEED OF COFFEE. I heard something last week on Oprah’s SuperSoul Sunday that profoundly changed my first thoughts of the morning. Joel Osteen, author of Power of I Am, was on-air talking about his book. And, what he said was so brilliant and succinct: So you get to choose. Brilliant, right? I’ve been trying this out for the past few… Continue Reading You Should Be Doing This Every Morning