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How to Avoid the Fog of Overwhelm Part II

Overwhelm

In my last post, Avoiding the Fog of Overwhelm Part I, I discussed the state of overwhelm, what it is, how it happens and how it affects us. To recap briefly, overwhelm happens when there is too much information (message units) coming into our conscious awareness. Our minds only have a certain capacity, like a cup that you can only pour so much … [Read more...]

Social Anxiety: How to Feel Comfortable Socially

The first time I went to a business mixer, I was so nervous about meeting other people, that after getting a drink, I went and stood in a corner next to another guy who also seemed to have the same problem. That's where I stayed the whole night. Have you ever walked into a social situation with fear or dread about what you will say or do in … [Read more...]

Self Care During the Holidays: 10 Tips

Self care during the holidays

Self care during the holidays is essential if you want to stay sane. Getting seriously stressed out, experiencing emotional breakdowns, having conflicts with family members and getting sick may not be the technical definition of insanity, but if these things happen due to lack of self care during the holidays, then you might FEEL as if you were … [Read more...]

Fear of Public Speaking: Worse than Death?

  It's been said that fear of public speaking is a fear worse than death for some people. I'm not sure how many people have the fear of public speaking so bad that they would rather die, but many people do consider speaking in front of a group on par with a root canal on the list of their favorite activities. Nobody is born a good … [Read more...]

How to Ease Anxiety About Dental or Doctor Visits

how to ease anxiety about dental or doctor visits

  Want to learn how to ease anxiety about dental and doctor visits? Watch this video. I was recently asked by Dr. Jack Von Bulow of Temple City Dental Care to give a presentation on how to ease anxiety about dental and doctor visits. We all know that to maintain our dental and physical health, we need to pay regular visits to the … [Read more...]

12 Ways to Cultivate Gratitude

Take responsibility for your ability to feel grateful now. Realize that nothing outside of you needs to change or be different for you to feel grateful. Have a mantra. Create the habit of repeating a word or phrase to say throughout the day to bring you into present moment awareness. “Be Here Now”, or “What is this?” or “This is my life, right … [Read more...]

Back to School Challenges? These Special Offers Can Help.

  I remember some  back to school challenges when I started 3rd grade. I was pretty nervous. My teacher was going to be Mrs. O’Brian and I heard that she wasn't very nice.  My mom had taken me to school for the first day of 2nd grade at my new school, but since she now had 7 other kids to care for, I was on my own and I think I even had to … [Read more...]

Test Anxiety: How to Deal With It.

At the end of July all over the country, thousands of people will take the bar exam and fail due to test anxiety. The failure rate in California in 2004 was 56 percent. Although some will fail because they are not worried enough, many will fail because they are worried to the point of test anxiety. Test anxiety can show up as early as first … [Read more...]

Ten Radical Steps for Freeing Yourself from Insane Stress

Do you ever get the feeling like you are being carried along by circumstance, expectations and habit over the stress cliff and into the overwhelm pit?  Have you recently looked around you with the sneaking suspicion that insanity rules the day? Well, desperate times require desperate measures. Here's 10 radical steps to help you avoid going over … [Read more...]

How to Be Peaceful

Peace. In the media you will hear that word almost daily. Peace talks. Peace in the Middle East. The peace process. Peace activists. Nobel Peace Prize. Peace of mind. Peace and quiet. Most people want and strive for peace. Yet, peace seems in  short supply these days. Why is peace so rare in our lives, as well as in the world at large? Sometimes … [Read more...]

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