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I have decided to dedicate a post on Thursday to therapy, and offer you the many tips I have learned on the couch. They will be a good reminder for me, as well, of something small I can concentrate on. […]

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(Image by Stephen Webster/Wall Street Journal) Health Journal columnist Melinda Beck penned an amazingly accurate and helpful article in the Wall Street Journal about the self-criticism that so often accompanies depression and anxiety. Not only was I delighted that she approached such […]

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In her new book, “The Solution: Conquer Your Fear, Control Your Future,” bestselling author and motivational speaker Lucinda Bassett lists 13 types of worriers. I found the categories rather interesting because, I’m not sure whether or not you’ve picked up […]

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The following excerpt is one of my favorites from a wonderful new book called “Why Stay Catholic? Unexpected Answers to a Life-Changing Question” by my long-time mentor and friend, Mike Leach. He also just started a blog, also called “Why […]

Okay, before I start, I’d like to say that I do shave my armpit hair, and wear antiperspirant when going to any public event. I don’t hang out under trees all day, though I do occasionally hug them.  HOWEVER, I […]

Taylor Clark has written a very compelling and insightful book about anxiety, our amygdala (fear center in the brain), and, in general, what makes us freak out in his new book, “Nerve: Poise Under Pressure, Serenity Under Stress, and the […]

I have decided to dedicate a post on Thursday to therapy, and offer you the many tips I have learned on the couch. They will be a good reminder for me, as well, of something small I can concentrate on. […]

As of yesterday morning, the official death toll from Japan’s 9.0-magnitude earthquake and killer tsunami has passed 2400.   I’m not sure what more to say than this: the families mourning the 2,414 people who have been confirmed dead, the […]

I have something very special planned for the Feast of the Irish, I mean, St. Patrick’s Day! No other than the most famous Irish author writing today: Patrick Tracey, who penned an amazing book, “Stalking Irish Madness Searching for the […]

I read anything I can get my hands on regarding fear. Because I figure if I can get rid of fear in my limbic system (home to the emotions) then everything else in my life will run very smoothly. In […]

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