Two Proven Methods to Help Reprogram Your Anxious Brain

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When you become an anxious person one of the first things to go out the window is your ability to tame fearful thoughts. This, of course, makes total sense. When you become sensitized by anxiety you literally make contact with the dark side of your mind and come to be over-focused on death and derangement. In your mind these two things aren't just likely outcomes of your ordeal, but imminent threats that need to be warded off. However, what's interesting is that if you want to get better you have to do the opposite of fight or escape.

Can Yoga Lower Abnormal Anxiety and Help You Find Your Soul Mate?

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To start, let me just say that I do believe yoga can help decrease anxiety. After all, any time you combine deep breathing, stretching, and meditation good things are bound to happen. But can it also help you find your soul mate? That's what author and unconventional Yogi Vish Iyer claims in his book Yoga and Love. In a recent interview with Valerie Murphy, Vish shared that there are specific yoga techniques that can be used to attract the right person into your life. Given that I'm married though, I took particular interest in Vish's views

Paul Answers Listener Email

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In this week's episode of the AG Show I shift gears a bit and just answer a few emails. Actually, this wasn't even my idea. An AG Show listener suggested it a few weeks back and I thought it would be a nice change of pace. I chose 6 or 7 emails that cover a wide range of issues to help sharpen your anti-anxiety skills, or help you fall asleep, it really depends on how soothing you think my voice is. Perhaps the most interesting part of this week's podcast was the opportunity to hear just how many different ways anxiety can impact a person's

This Is Why Anxious People Catastrophize

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No, it's not because you're doing something wrong. All anxious people tend to blow their problems out of proportion to at least some extent. Sure, some people do it more than others, but the reality is that if you feel anxious you tend to view minor problems as potential nightmares. The question is why? Why do otherwise rational human beings torture themselves like this? To my mind, much of this has to do with the fundamental nature of anxiety itself. We can use many words to describe what that is, but most basically it boils down to

Why Does Anxiety Make You Think Crazy Stuff?

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Let's be honest, you're a little crazy. You want to know something interesting though? So is everyone else. In fact, researchers have known for sometime that virtually everyone has "crazy" thoughts. What is a crazy thought? Well, I'd say it's any thought that you would prefer not to share with others because it could cause them to think that you are nuts. But the truth is that most people experience intense thoughts related to things like sex, violence and religion. For example, have you ever imagined yourself socking a stranger square in

19 Reasons to Get a Service Dog For Your Anxiety

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Today's guest post is brought to you by Christina of Comehereboy.com. Christina has been training dogs for over a decade and developed her website to teach others to train their dogs to manage anxiety - Paul Dooley Anxiety had taken my life from me. My brain no longer seemed to do what I wanted it to, despite force of will and healthy habits. I was left sobbing on my bed feeling alone (despite having my husband wrapped around me) some nights or having to sit in the foyer of the church because I suddenly felt like going into a class was too

Here’s How to Get Stress and Anxiety Hormones Out of Your Body!

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This week's guest post is brought to by author and certified nutritionist Terry Givens. Terry is the author of the book Reset Your Body which details how you can reverse years of unhealthy living. To learn more about Terry and his series of detoxes visit Resetyourbody.com. - Paul Dooley In America, we, as a society tend to downplay the physical impacts of stress and anxiety. THEY ARE REAL! And they manifest into physical ailments just as easily as bacteria and viruses manifest into ailments. Believe it. HOW? Your body is a very simple

Why Does Anxiety Cause Dizziness?

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Dizziness is common among anxious people. In fact, researchers have found a definite link between persistent dizziness and anxiety. This is particularly true if you have a history of panic attacks. Anxiety related dizziness comes in many different forms and can range from annoying to downright terrifying. It can make you feel like the room is spinning, like you're off balance, or like you might fall down. At the height of my anxiety I experienced this symptom a lot and often felt like I was walking on a boat. I remember on one night in

Nature, Your Health, Your Happiness

Today's guest post was written by Rhana Pytell Kozak. Rhana is a passionate advocate for the role of Nature in health and healing. She is the CEO/founder of BRIGHTERSTEP. You can contact her at Rhana@brighterstep.com. - Paul Dooley What happens when you walk in Nature, a park, or a botanical garden? Research is revealing an emerging picture that plants live in a world we can barely imagine, perfumed by clouds of chemicals rich in information. Evidence continues to emerge regarding the stupendous plant healing energies and messages