The difference between harmful and uncomfortable

Sometimes, discomfort and harm go together. For example, putting your hand on a hot stove is both painful and dangerous. But other times, discomfort does not signal of danger. For example, writing a book, asking someone out on a date and running a marathon are all activities that may cause discomfort. But that doesn’t necessarily…

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Will I ever be completely clear of anxiety?

Recently, a friend was telling me about a blissful experience she had with an energy healer. She said, “I felt so good. I felt like I had been resting for an eternity. I felt airy. I felt brand new.” And then she asked me this: Will I ever be completely clear of anxiety? Maybe you…

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Six tricks for falling asleep when you’re anxious or excited

Have you ever had the experience of being so excited that you couldn’t sleep at night? I have. Do any of these scenarios sound familiar:          you have a big meeting or presentation the next day          you’re excited about a creative project          you’re traveling…

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