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Do I Need My Anxiety To Succeed?

September 29th, 2020 - Leave a Comment
Do I Need My Anxiety To Succeed?

A few years ago, I had an argument with a friend about “my” anxiety. We were on our way to his house, and I was driving. I mentioned that I was thinking about how I would navigate his difficult driveway and he remarked on the fact that I was already thinking about that. He said …

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This Is Why All Couples Should Consider Couples Counseling

September 22nd, 2020 - Leave a Comment
Do I Need My Anxiety To Succeed?

When my partner and I first went to couples counseling, we thought we were just going for a “checkup.” The therapist would give us a thumbs-up, tell us our relationship was in great shape, and we’d go out into the world as the perfect power couple. If that sounds like a lot of rationalization, that’s …

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How Not To Beat Yourself Up Over Mistakes

September 15th, 2020 - Leave a Comment
Do I Need My Anxiety To Succeed?

The other day, I was booking a trip for me and my partner, along with a friend of ours. After hours of fruitless searching for a good place to stay, I had somehow come across a gem we’d missed. I got out my partner’s credit card and paid, noting that only 40% of the value …

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The Most Common Types Of Anxiety Disorders

August 27th, 2020 - Leave a Comment
Do I Need My Anxiety To Succeed?

Anxiety is one of the most common mental illnesses in the world. In the US, more than 18% of the population suffers from some sort of anxiety disorder. Before delving into the different anxiety disorders, anxiety itself is not necessarily unhealthy. Anxiety is a feeling every human experiences sometimes. It ensures that we don’t forget …

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5 Everyday Things To Do One-Mindfully

August 21st, 2020 - Leave a Comment
Do I Need My Anxiety To Succeed?

When we speak of mindfulness for mental health and wellness, it is easy to get lost in the details. You may not know how to meditate or how long to do so. You may not know when to even try. But many mindfulness practices are actually very simple. One such practice is doing something “one-mindfully.” …

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4 Steps To Letting Go Of Resentment

August 12th, 2020 - Leave a Comment
Do I Need My Anxiety To Succeed?

“Resentment is like swallowing poison and expecting the other person to die.” We all harbor resentment towards someone, and resentment often feels justified. We get caught up in obsessive thoughts about how the person has hurt us. We fantasize getting back at them. The possibility that their treatment of us will go unpunished seems unbearable. …

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What Kind Of Events Lead To PTSD?

July 27th, 2020 - Leave a Comment
Do I Need My Anxiety To Succeed?

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a complex mental illness that affects about 3.5% of the US population. PTSD is spoken about often in mental health settings, and it has been portrayed on multiple TV series and movies. However, most people have only a vague awareness of what kind of events actually lead to the illness. …

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Why Do People Struggle To Understand Depression?

July 17th, 2020 - Leave a Comment
Do I Need My Anxiety To Succeed?

Every person who has suffered from depression recognizes the difficulty in explaining it to friends and family. Many people simply seem to struggle to understand depression. They question why you are feeling depressed, as if there is a convenient trigger you can pinpoint. They don’t know why you can’t just “snap out of it.” These …

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Here’s Why Diversity Is Good For Your Mental Health

July 10th, 2020 - Leave a Comment
Do I Need My Anxiety To Succeed?

I grew up in a very closed community. Everyone around me looked like me, spoke like me, and held broadly the same values that I did. We were quite segregated, although that’s not how we saw it. The community simply felt that diversity would impinge on our way of life. The community I grew up …

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The Best Mobile Apps For Mental Health And Wellness

June 18th, 2020 - Leave a Comment
Do I Need My Anxiety To Succeed?

In 2020, there are plenty of mobile apps for mental health and wellness. But which apps are legitimately good for your mental health? Over the past decade or so, ambitious entrepreneurs have recognized that America has ignored a largely untapped market. Mental health care has never been the country’s strong suit and in previous generations …

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