Why Comparing Ourselves to Ourselves is Still Painful

2022-10-17T13:18:23-06:00October 17th, 2022|

Our brains are hardwired to compare ourselves to those around us and you are not alone in doing this. Our ancestors had far fewer resources and had to compete with those around them for food and shelter in much more intense ways than we do now. This forced humans to [...]

The Anxiety “Struggle Switch”

2022-08-22T13:09:39-06:00August 22nd, 2022|

Russ Harris, MD uses a metaphor to describe recovering from panic and anxiety struggles called the “struggle switch”. With mental health problems worsening, it is important to learn how to respond to fear more wisely in order to live with more vitality. When we struggle to rid ourselves unsuccessfully from [...]

Is Your Fear of the Future Taking Away Your Peace in the Present?

2022-03-21T19:25:26-06:00March 21st, 2022|

Have you ever been trying to fall asleep at night and are plagued by thoughts of all the things you have to do that week? Or worse, your mind starts to spiral as you think about how someday your dog will die, which then forces you to confront that everyone [...]

4 Tips to Build Better Relationships Without Burning Out

2022-02-11T21:21:59-07:00February 9th, 2022|

Growing up as the oldest child in my family, I was often asked to take care of my younger siblings. This request was made, in part, to help alleviate stress on my parents. While this wasn’t necessarily a bad thing, this heightened responsibility and the added praise from my parents [...]

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