Anxiety can easily inject itself into our relationships and create heartache. Most often it is the fear of being close to others makes emotional intimacy challenging. Such anxieties usually centered around feelings of vulnerability, inadequacy, or fears related to taking on responsibility. Very often the response to such feelings is to find ways to gain emotional distance. As a result, these relationships fail to gain momentum. They stall, and eventually die from lack of deep connection.
It’s difficult to believe that 2018 is coming to a close. I’ll bet you remember when the year was still fresh. A clean slate to write upon. Yet now the year is quickly running to the finish line. Another chapter of life written.
Many of us use this time to reflect on memories of what went well, the successes we’ve had, times with family and friends, and the goals we’ve achieved.
I’ve listened to hundreds of men and women talk about their biggest fears and their most exciting triumphs. They have spoken about the things that bring the most joy into their lives, and that which creates clouds of discontent.
Through these privileged conversations, I have detected a common thread. A set of core of beliefs that lead to frustration and self-doubt. Conclusions that many people accept as basic truths about what needs to happen in life so that they can be happy. So they can be successful. That life can be richly enjoyed and filled with purpose.
Is it possible for families to make it through the teen years without the home becoming an emotional war zone? The short answer is yes, if everyone is properly prepared. Read on for 11 tips on how parents and teens can prepare for the challenges of adolescence and make the teen years a happy and less drama-filled for everyone at home.
Social anxiety robs you of freedom, of friendships, and of living to your full potential. Many people have discovered that they do not have to quietly give in and settle for a lifetime of fear, for years of feeling on the outside looking in. The solution for people who struggle with these fears, who feel weighed down by social anxiety, is straight forward but difficult. It requires persistence, and the willingness to squarely face your anxiety. But if you have those two qualities, and follow some simple guidelines for fighting back against these fears, you can be assured that social anxiety will not continue to have a strangle hold on your life.
Good sleep is essential to maintaining a healthy mood and peak mental/physical performance. But millions of Americans (that includes Folsom residents - don’t think you are immune from this problem) fail to consistently get a good night’s rest. Today’s article takes a close look at practical things you can do to quickly get your sleep routine under control and enjoy the benefits of grabbing some healthy ZZZZ’s.
Whether you live in Folsom, Granite Bay, Roseville or anywhere else, anxiety is an occasional part of life. Sometimes, however, fears begin to multiply, and become more intense. The joy of each day begins to get squeezed thin. When this happens with a teenager, and remains in place throughout their formative years, it can have grave results. Today we look at an example of how parents can fight back and free their child from the grip of social anxiety.
Taking medication to address a mental health issue is a decision that weighs heavily on some folks. They might feel there is a social stigma attached to medication, or they may feel that they should be able to solve their problems without taking any medications. Here we discuss some basic facts about the role of medication in mental health treatment, as well as how it can be beneficial and the general risks that may come with medication.
Finding the best therapist to work with can be difficult. There are many variables that go into making a good match between a potential client and therapist, and the prospect can seem daunting. But finding the right therapist is well worth the effort, and it doesn’t need to be unnecessarily exhausting or draining - read on for three key tips to help you find the best therapist.
Somewhere between toddlerhood and adulthood most of us learn to dial back our determination or desire to persist when faced with failure. We become complacent and settle for too little in life. We set aside dreams after failing to reach our goals after the first, second or third attempt. Many of us let the fear of failure keep us from experiencing what life holds for us.