Do you know the difference between fear and anxiety? If you look in the dictionary or ask most people, these words are often used interchangeably. However, there is an important distinction between them. To understand, let’s consider Janet and Marc. The sun was just beginning to peek through the blinds as Janet opened her eyes …
Self-control is not easy to come by, requiring the long view over instant gratification and initially appearing harsh, unpleasant, and virtually impossible to employ.
Is comfort meant to be a universal and immediate panacea for every uneasy thought of interpreted distress?
Stopping the Relationship “Tug-of-war” The Game We have all heard of the childhood game of “Tug-of-war”. This is a test of strength, where each end of a single rope is pulled by opposing sides, both of which hope to gain control and take the rope from the other. The one who ends up with the …
There are a lot of buzz words these days. “Whole person care” is one of them. But, what does that mean?
Anxiety says worrying is necessary in order to keep track of all of the potential dangers and problems and catastrophes just lurking around the corner.
People respond to stress in two basic but different ways: they’re either go-getters and stay-putters.
“Things are going so well…I’m really nervous. Something bad is bound to happen now!” Have you ever heard or thought something like this before? “The other shoe is going to drop” sentiment is a common pothole on the road to recovery. Sadly, this type of thinking prevents many people from allowing themselves to fully experience …
I think people are fearful of giving up an addiction because they believe they will be in pain without it. Instead, they say without their addiction, they will be anxious or afraid.
Have you ever noticed how relaxed you can feel after you’ve done something physically strenuous? It’s possible to relive a little of this feeling by engaging in progressive muscle relaxation.
When people are burdened by fear, worry and anxiety, they struggle to live productive, happy lives. These same feelings propel them headlong into excessities.
If you struggle with dependency issues in relationships, you may jump to dire conclusions when a relationship hits a rough patch. A forgotten activity becomes a metaphoric slap in the face. An offhand comment becomes the prelude to a breakup.