Archive for the ‘Fear’ Category



What to do with fear?

What we do with scary information is my point in writing today. Patients frequently express to me that they just do not know what to do with a problem facing them: whether it’s a worry about their job, their marriage, their child, etc.  It always dazzles me how folks will keep terrifying stuff to themselves […]

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Supporting the anxious child

Supporting the anxious child Anxious kids certainly existed before Instagram, but I don’t think teens and parents realize how much relentlessly comparing themselves with their peers contributes to social anxiety.  Recently I saw a middle school girl suffering from debilitating anxiety whose parents brought her in for treatment. Mother reported she was too scared to […]

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RISK and FAILURE

It is curious to me that so little has been written about the four-letter word – RISK.  Those who do not take sufficient risk in life, whether in pursuit of relationships or achievement, become frustrated and resentful people.  We all know those who have stayed too long, whether in a job, in a relationship, or […]

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How to Free Yourself From The Chains of Regret

If you could start your life over, what would you do differently? When it comes to regret, the person you most often must forgive is yourself.

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Don’t Worry, Be Happy

As we all know, some people worry too much.  Rather than solving a problem, too much worry becomes the problem.  Not only does excessive worry create much personal suffering, but it also affects the people around the worrier.  I wonder if a lot of our worrying in life is like this:  constant, spontaneous and effortless […]

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Don’t we all want to belong?

One of the advantages of adulthood is being able to selectively avoid new situations and, I suppose, that’s a reason, too, why more adults are lonelier than kids.  It sure is tough to make the transition from elementary school to junior high.  Even with old friends by our side, there are the inner jitters of […]

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Anxiety Help for Fears and Phobias

Looking for anxiety help? If you struggle with panic attacks, chronic worry, social phobia, generalized anxiety disorder, phobias or obsessive compulsive disorder, here’s help that’s practical and powerful. Anxiety disorders are generally very treatable, but people who experience them find them hard to overcome. The reason is that while most people have the ability to […]

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