Powerful Words to Reduce Anxiety

Anxiety tortures millions. Gratefully, there are tools to combat it.  When anxiety attacks, there’s a simple antidote you can try:  The Power of Words.

The remedy is simple.  Pick a word.  Set a timer for fifteen minutes.  During that time, focus on that specific word. When your mind wanders, shift your attention back on that word. This process trains your brain to relax.  It’s simple, but not always easy to do!

You may ask: What’s the best word to contemplate?  Save yourself the grief.  There isn’t a best word!  However, these are some of the most powerful words in the English language when it comes to reducing anxiety.  They are a soothing balm to an anxious mind. Choose the ones that are most meaningful to you. Continue reading “Powerful Words to Reduce Anxiety”

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Do You Feel Unworthy?

Have you experienced that emotional wash of flu-like discomfort throughout your body, leading you to believe you are dirty, or unclean?  Do you have painful thoughts of regret in the middle of the night?

What are these awful emotions?  Simply, they are a feeling of unworthiness. Brené Brown, shame researcher and storyteller, has helped bring to light these intensely dark emotions (see list and links below). Through meta-analysis, she found the four ickiest emotions—my word, not hers—are: Embarrassment, Humiliation, Guilt, and Shame.  Even though these emotions can feel similar, knowing the differences between them makes all the differenceContinue reading “Do You Feel Unworthy?”

Gossip Leading to Happiness?

Soren Kierkegaard, one of the modern world’s first existential philosophers, discovered four unconventional steps to happiness.  Some of them seem outlandish, but the path to contentment is not always a simple one! These steps, he explained, are essential. Continue reading “Gossip Leading to Happiness?”

When is Enough, Enough in Marriage?

  • “Should I give her one more chance?”
  • “Is he ever going to change?” 
  • “Is she going to just continue to hurt me?” 
  • “Can I ever learn to trust him again?”
  • “When is Enough, Enough?”

Continue reading “When is Enough, Enough in Marriage?”