Getting triggered is part of being human. Because our primitive survival brain is programmed to think negative thoughts first in order to keep us safe and secure, no matter the circumstance, we’re going to feel annoyed, frustrated, irritated, angry, and even enraged. Something or someone is going to flip our lid, pop our cork, or […]
As difficult as it might be to accept, everything that makes us feel anxious, angry, guilty, upset, or enraged invites the question: “What am I making it mean?” Whereas it’s up to us to make meaning of the anxiety that we feel, it’s important to realize that meaning-making involves thoughts and beliefs that cause how […]
Here’s what I, feeling unapologetically anxious, can tell you about anxiety: It’s normal, it’s necessary, and it’s non-negotiable.
I woke this morning to #MeToo, another hashtag campaign. My stomach flipped with #MeToo anxiety that once would have silenced me…But not this time.
It’s been almost a week since Heather Heyer lost her life advocating and speaking out for what she believed in. Her face is implanted in my mind; her heroic efforts vibrate through my core. She spoke out; she took action; and although I never got to know her or hear her story, I want her […]
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]I get it. You’re sick of panic attacks, tired of that suffocating lump in your throat, had it with body tremors, and totally done with sweat stains on your favorite shirts. My guess is you’re exhausted from tossing and turning all night, and wonder if your stomach will ever unravel itself from its perpetual knot. […]