Let’s Talk about Anxiety with Sam Becker and Shannon Mick, NCC, LPC

Before we dive into a seriously good conversation on anxiety, here's some background information about Sam and Shannon. Sam Becker Sam Becker, born and raised in Los Angeles, California, is a Mindset Business Coach and creator of Entrepreneur With... After suffering through mindset issues of his own for 10+ years, he finally decided to make ultimate … Continue reading Let’s Talk about Anxiety with Sam Becker and Shannon Mick, NCC, LPC

Toxic Positivity and What You Can Do About It

Toxic positivity is the flawed belief that people should only feel positive emotions and that just by having a positive attitude one can solve problems. Toxic positivity scenario Recently, I spoke with someone who asked me if toxic positivity was a thing. She explained that she experienced something a friend said to her that caused … Continue reading Toxic Positivity and What You Can Do About It

Amy the Amygdala: A silly way to remember the function of the amygdala and how to calm it

What is the amygdala and what does it do? Anxiety comes from two places in the brain. One is the cortex and the other is the thalamus. We receive information about our environment through our eyes and it goes to the cortex and thalamus. The cortex is usually the part of the brain that people … Continue reading Amy the Amygdala: A silly way to remember the function of the amygdala and how to calm it

Ways that We Keep Distance in Our Relationships in Order to Manage Anxiety

https://youtu.be/uB7_8IMdhhY We have ways to manage our anxiety by distancing ourselves from others, which may be a quick way to relieve stress, but the behavior comes with consequences. We stay late at work to avoid our spouse, we might not share our true beliefs with friends out of fear that they will disagree, and due … Continue reading Ways that We Keep Distance in Our Relationships in Order to Manage Anxiety

Be Your Own Sunshine: Make changes

"You cannot expect to meet new goals or move beyond your present circumstances unless you change." Les Brown Sometimes you have to be your own sunshine. We can't fully control our environment and what's going on around us, but we can change what's going on within us. Ugly weather, pandemic, dealing with grief, loss, depression, … Continue reading Be Your Own Sunshine: Make changes

How I Reshaped My Relationship to My Life-Threatening Encounter with a Cougar

FKT, Unsupported, Women's Record We all experience scary events, some are traumatic, terrifying, and shake us to our core. If it was a traumatic event, it literally reshapes both body and brain. A small way to address this reaction is to change your relationship or the way that you think about the traumatic event. Trauma … Continue reading How I Reshaped My Relationship to My Life-Threatening Encounter with a Cougar

Never Lose Hope, Even When Times Feel Hopeless: Seasons change

Never lose hope because things can change. Circumstances and situations change, sometimes in the blink of an eye and sometimes over a few years. I like spending time outdoors, so I think of change as weather patterns and seasons. Using this as a metaphor, we dress appropriately for the daily weather and for each season, … Continue reading Never Lose Hope, Even When Times Feel Hopeless: Seasons change

Beach Ball Metaphor for Coping with Emotional Dysregulation

I first heard of the beach ball metaphor while watching a video through PESI (one of my continuing education providers). Arielle Schwartz, Ph D (see her books here) uses the beach ball metaphor to explain how we can manage our dysregulated emotions. Arielle Schwartz, PhD provides a mind-body healing exercise that can help trauma survivors … Continue reading Beach Ball Metaphor for Coping with Emotional Dysregulation