I Need Your Help

It's time for a change and I need your help to make it happen. Not too long ago I took a poll to see if people found this site helpful, and based on the response the answer was a big -- yes! But, instead of making me just feel fuzzy inside, it also focused my mind and made me examine how I could make this site even more awesome. Actually, I've already gotten started on this expansion project and have been working on the redesign of this site for the past month or so. I wanted to quickly point out some of the major additions I'm

You Already Have Everything You Need to Get Better

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I know what you're thinking. When is your horrible anxiety going to end, right? Well, the answer to that will vary from person to person but, what I can tell you is that you already have, right at this very moment, everything you need to get better. I remember thinking that I needed to find some secret formula to get rid of my severe anxiety. I felt like to get the answers I needed, I shoulda been on some mountain talking with a wise old Mr. Miyagi type. But I can tell you with confidence that the solution to your problem is already in

How to Stop Panic

Panic almost killed me one night. At least that's how I felt at the time. That was more than ten years ago now, but man did that night change my life. You see, way back before I met my beautiful wife I had started dating this other nice young lady. This charming damsel had invited me to a small get together, and like a sucker, I went. By now I was already fully engulfed by nervous illness, but I went anyway because well... what can I say, I was blinded by the potential of it all. So off we went in a small yellow hatchback car that was

Discover Your Inner Strength and Dominate Your Anxiety

I've always believed that in order to win your fight against severe anxiety you have to count on one person, and that person is you. You'll simply be better served accepting the fact that you are your best hope for change. This is because although you'll need help along the way, ultimately you're the gatekeeper to final success and freedom from anxious thoughts, anxiety symptoms, low self-esteem, and all the other baggage that's been piling up on you. Only you can make the necessary corrections to your thinking, so that you can finally

Lessons from Rocky Balboa

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Let's talk belief. I spend a lot of time writing about specific things that you can do to counter anxiety, but today I want to delve into a more intangible quality that can help push you over the hump and propel you into the "normal zone." And instead of getting all technical or philosophical about this, I'm going to use the Italian Stallion to illustrate my point. I know, I know, this sounds corny, but lest you forget the awesomeness of the original film. So, why Rocky? I chose Rocky because this cold war hero is the epitome of what a

The 7 Habits of Anxiety Free People


"We are what we repeatedly do." - Aristotle This quote sums it up, perfectly. The bottom-line is that your thoughts, your feelings, and your behavior, are all a product of what you do over and over. For example, if you think negatively all the time then you're going to see the whole world through a darkened, grimy lens. In fact, everything about you will be dripping in negativity. And this, of course, is a habit. More to the point, if you continue with bad habits, the kind that make you negative, unproductive, and keep you stuck where

Try This One-Two Punch Combo to Knock Out Your Anxiety

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If anxiety hasn't made you think you're crazy yet, then trying to find effective ways to kill it will. It is frustrating to have to spend so much time locating books, CD's, or other products that can deliver on what they promise when it comes to getting rid of anxiety but, if you can find a decent anti-anxiety tool that combines two ways of delivering it's message, then you've got a winner. I've said the following in blog posts, eBooks, podcasts, kitchen table conversations and everywhere in between: In order to win your fight against

Can You File a Disability Claim for Stress or Anxiety?

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If you've ever had a job you hate, supervisors or coworkers that love making your life hell, or if you've ever spent Saturday AND Sunday thinking about how bad you didn't want to go back to work on Monday because of stress and anxiety, then you'll want to read this entire article. Before I go on I just want to tell you why I'm even writing about this. I had a reader contact me recently about this issue and she had some concerns about losing work due to severe anxiety. Over her short working career she's lost as many as 15 jobs, has been

I Need Your Feedback

A few weeks ago I asked for feedback about whether or not I should expand this website and the response was great. That kind of response tells me that people are being helped by this site and that what I do is having an impact. Now, I'd like to ask you about a few specifics, because I'd like to get an idea of what would help the most. Design - Right now my web design is not bad, I guess. But, the next change will have to last for some time so I want to make sure that everything is optimized. I have three basic design concepts in mind and I'd