Six Signs that Stress Effects You Physically

Because of the pressures put on us by others (and ourselves!), stress has become imminent.  We’ve filled our days with activities and loaded ourselves down with expectations. Occasionally in times of serious stress, our symptoms can turn physical. The important thing is to recognize these symptoms and combat them with … Continue reading

Stress-Producing Stress

Define “stress.” Most people would define stress as an overall negative feeling. What kind of feeling, exactly? Stress might feel like: anger worry sadness being overwhelmed despair shock exhaustion pressure busyness irritation fear distraction confusion etc…   In other words, stress is an actual, definable emotion, not just a vague, … Continue reading

In Appreciation of Attachment Parenting

Attachment parenting is a term coined by pediatrician and father William Sears. A number of attachment parenting bloggers like this wiki definition of attachment parenting, and so do I: Attachment parenting is a parenting philosophy based on the principles of attachment theory in developmental psychology.  According to attachment theory, the … Continue reading

Anxiety and Negative Messages: The Power of Other People’s Words Over our Lives

I recently wrote a blog post for popular Washington DC blog Pamela’s Punch about how other people’s words and messages have the power to impact us in many ways we may not realize. You can read all about it here: http://www.pamelaspunch.com/anxiety-and-negative-messages-the-power-of-other-peoples-words-over-our-lives/

The Core of Anxiety and the Birthplace of Joy

Anxiety and depression, either alone or together, blocks us from living from our most authentic selves. Vulnerability researcher, Brene Brown, takes on what she calls our “fatalistic response” to life, turns it on its head, and offers listeners insight and great, huge, womping lots of inspiration. If you haven’t  found … Continue reading

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