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Let’s Talk Anxiety

  Ever notice that the change in seasons sparks your anxiety? This happens for a bunch of reasons. Although the leaves are changing beautifully, it’s also getting colder and days are getting shorter. When things are in transition in general, it often results in some unease. I wanted to share a recent interview I did…

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Conquering Social Anxiety

What’s your first step towards moving past a hurdle? An internal barrier that appears without warning, pops up repeatedly, and blocks you from being the real you. First, you need to recognize that it’s in the way of where you want to go in life. When it comes to living with social anxiety, it’s very…

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It Ain’t Fair to Compare!

Why do we keep doing something that leads to the same old icky feeling? Are we all masochists?! Maybe a little. Self-defeating behaviors start small- but can quickly develop into dominant patterns due to a lack of awareness and simply out of habit. Habits can be oh so strong and stubborn! Once the mind gets…

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Use Your Struggle

Struggles, when faced directly, can be our best teachers. But, when we’re in the midst of challenges involving painful emotions, it’s tough to see the bigger picture. It’s tempting to want to avoid altogether- to escape the pain. Although, opening ourselves up to darker difficult moments is what fosters growth. Like plants in their natural…

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Uncharted Vulnerability

If you’ve ever shared something really personal, you may have experienced a “vulnerability hangover”–the body aching raw feeling that results from too much intimacy.

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Flaws Make You Real

I recently walked by a store with a sign outside saying: “Flaws Make You Real”
This made me wonder, if flaws make you real, then why are so many of us focused on covering up or hiding our imperfections? Human beings are naturally imperfect.We all have distinct blemishes that make us who we are. Why would we wish to be or to look unauthentic?

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