Category Archives for "Overcome Fears & Limiting Beliefs"
“Imposter syndrome” or feeling like a fraud is a common experience.
It’s a form of insecurity and a natural part of being human. The tendency when we feel like a fraud is to avoid doing the very thing that makes us feel like an imposter. In the short run, avoidance helps us feel calmer and safer…Continue reading
Anxiety has lots of different definitions, and most people know what anxiety feels like.
People of all ages who present in my office for help describe anxiety as “worry”, “stress”, “a pit in my stomach”, “a tightening in my chest”, and “out of control thinking”…Continue reading
Loneliness is a painful feeling that often results from experiencing dissatisfaction in your social world– perhaps because of a lost relationship, a change in a relationship, or difficulty connecting with others in a meaningful way.
Loneliness acts as a signal telling you that you are not experiencing the amount of desired companionship or emotional support that you want and/or need…Continue reading
Many of us have grown up viewing failure as an awful consequence that we should avoid at all costs.
Well-meaning parents and teachers celebrate good grades, winning, and first place awards and show major disappointment for failure and losing.
Children learn pretty quickly that failing is an unpleasant experience. Unfortunately, some of these children try to avoid failure as much as possible…Continue reading
As a perfectionist, you procrastinate.
Your fear center lights up, so you delay the task until the last minute, when urgency takes you over. This is especially so if the project or task means a lot to you. For instance, if it reflects on your sense of self, or if it is a pet project….Continue reading
Have you ever struggled with worrying about what others might think of you?
When we worry about what others are thinking about us that is often a clue that we are struggling with what we think about ourselves…Continue reading