"Care about people's approval and you will be their prisoner. Do your work, then step back, the only path to serenity.” ―Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching This quote most likely resonates with most of us. Yet, we continue to walk around, whether we know it or not, seeking approval. Am I good enough? Likeable enough? Pretty enough? Thin enough? Am I dressed right? What about my hair? What if someone does not approve of you? What if they shun you for being diffe … [Read more...] about You Are Not Broken
Listen as your day unfolds Challenge what the future holds Try and keep your head up to the sky Lovers, they may cause you tears Go ahead, release your fears Stand up and be counted Don't be ashamed to cry Song by Des’ree https://youtu.be/pO40TcKa_5U As we navigate, in our own individual way, all that is happening in the world around us, we may feel a tinge of hopelessness. According to authors Scioli and Biller in their book, Hope in the Age of Anxie … [Read more...] about HOPE
Some days are just a "one piece in the puzzle kind of day"! A client was sitting on the couch in front of me. She sighed and said, “Some days are just a one piece in the puzzle kind of day!” I laughed out loud – what a wonderful metaphor. I could totally wrap my brain around the concept. I also loved that it felt successful. Even if you only accomplish one thing in a day, that one thing can be mighty significant. The concept came to her as she navigated her way through a series of li … [Read more...] about One Piece in the Puzzle
Believe it or not, many famous people also suffer from Social Anxiety. Howie Mandel, Whoopi Goldberg, Barbra Streisand, Jennifer Lawrence, Britney Spears, and Adele are a few celebrities who have admitted having this condition. The issue with Social Anxiety is that you feel like you are the only one in the entire world who is suffering with it -- in other words, you feel alone. You are not alone! In fact, Social Anxiety affects some 15 million American adults and usually starts in our teen … [Read more...] about Social Anxiety – Does it keep you from enjoying life?
Do you dread the cold, dark, and dreary days of winter? For many this is not a problem, but for others it is a time where they just “make it through.” Just like we winterize our cars in preparation for the cold, some of us need to prepare our brains (and body) for the coming winter. We need to "winterize" our brains. First of all, it's a great idea to remember that this is only a small part of the year and it will pass. Find ways to bring life into this time before … [Read more...] about Winterize Your Brain
One of my most-asked questions is this: "Will hypnotherapy help my anxiety and depression?" No one can promise a cure for anxiety and depression without a medical license, but my clients have had some amazing results. For some people, anxiety and depression are medical issues. (If you have clinically diagnosed depression, seek the services of a medical professional -- physician, psychiatrist, or psychologist.) For others, their sadness and fear comes from painful life experiences that … [Read more...] about Frequent Question: Will Hypnotherapy Help My Anxiety and Depression?