Category Archives: Anxiety

Anxiety Articles, Helping to understand what it is and recommendations how to reduce your anxiety.

From Fear to Faith

    In today’s world,   anxiety increases with instant media, and personal anonymity. People text, twitter, and phone, but do not see each other face-to face.  Trust in one another breaks down, with news headlines of bombings, mass shootings, and threats … Continue reading

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War and Peace

  War and Peace   Entering therapy at the VA Clinic for depression, Tom gets in touch with his anger toward his wife. He recalls her taunting him and calling the police, reporting he was beating her. Refusing to come … Continue reading

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The Anxiety Ladder

Beth relives her military trauma. Clutching her purse nervously, gazing at the floor, she walks with me to my office. After suffering an assault while on base while serving overseas,  she admits she is reluctant to tell her story.   Pressured … Continue reading

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Combat Soldier Coming Home

He comes in, still feeling the mental wounds of combat. Referred by his Primary doctor at the VA clinic, for a positive PTSD screen, he scans the room, and then sits with his eyes on the door. Reluctantly, he has … Continue reading

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Dejected to Connected

“I’m here because my wife sent me. She says I’m irritable.” Slumped in his chair, and dejected, Bill admits, “She’s sick, and demanding. I’m exhausted.” Recounting details of his wife going to the hospital with heart problems, and his picking … Continue reading

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Therapy Thoughts

Is God Punishing Me? “What’s on your mind today, Jack?” I say, as the therapy session begins. His sullen, weather-worn face frowns beneath his Vietnam cap.. Having limped down the hall, cane in hand, Jack slumps in his chair.. “I’m … Continue reading

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Grief and PTSD

Some aspects of grief are similar to coping with any trauma issue. If you are struggling with anxiety and depression, from a past trauma, or any past event, writing could help.   In Glenn Schiraldi’s book,  “The Post- traumatic Stress … Continue reading

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Anxiety, Chronically Nice, and Conflict in Relationships

Is it possible to have a purposeful, meaningful relationship when we have different values, personalities, and desires? Conflict inevitably arises, even in good relationships. How do you be true to yourself and stay in a harmonious relationship? Dr. Phil, relationship guru … Continue reading

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Minimize Your Anxiety Vulnerability With Planning

Joe breathes a sigh of relief , describing how calm he feels, now that the stress of the holidays is over, and he prepares  for the New Year.  He says,  “I stayed away from alcohol, and avoided going to bars.  … Continue reading

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Positive messages:Osteen and Peale Comparison

A while back, I read Joel Osteen’s “Your Best Life Now”, published in 2004. Currently I’m reading Norman Vincent Peale’s “Stay Alive All Your Life” published in 1957. Peale had appeal to great audiences as Osteen does now; both preached … Continue reading

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