7 Ways to Make a Difference for a Friend Who Struggles with Anxiety

Picture yourself looking at your phone, scratching your head. Your friend cancelled on you again. And you’re pretty sure it’s because of anxiety. You care about them. You believe in their good qualities. You enjoy them as a person. But you have no idea what to do when this keeps happening. You want to help, …

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Forgiveness: Your Ultimate Guide to Finding Freedom from the Past and Peace in the Future

It eats at you. The resentment. The pain. You wish it weren’t like this. That you didn’t have to feel this way. That things had happened differently. But they didn’t. Some things can never be forgiven, you remind yourself. But sometimes you wonder, can they? Because the truth is, you’d like to be free. To …

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How to Live With an Open Heart in Times of Stress

Did you catch my guest post at Love Wide Open? “You can actually heal your heart by opening it. Amazing, right? When you see stress as a threat, your cardiovascular system literally tightens. Your blood vessels constrict and inflammation increases. It’s a biological carryover from times when humans faced more physical threats. It’s great news …

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Why You Should Forgive Yourself if You Want to Make Up for Your Past Mistakes

The regret follows you. Regardless of what you’re doing now, you’re also reliving then. You wish you could stop. Rewind. Redo. Since you can’t, you replay. Again and again. It’s like a form of penance. But what if there were a better way? A way to not only give your past mistakes meaning, but to …

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How to Start Reconnecting to Life When You Just Aren’t That Into Being Alive

There’s a disconnect. Between you and other people. Between you and yourself. Between you and life. An emptiness so acute its painful. You want to live fully. You want to embrace beauty and joy and love and goodness. Except you don’t. Because when it comes down to it, you pull back. You see opportunities, but …

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How to (Finally!) Do the Thing You Absolutely, Positively Cannot Bring Yourself To Do

It shouldn’t be such a big deal. You are good at getting some things done. You know this. You may even remind yourself of it at times—especially when you come face to face with the other thing. You know the one I’m talking about. The one that makes your stomach tighten and your heart put …

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How to Rewire Your Brain for Happiness and Success in Three Minutes a Day

Stuck. You’re mired in the same old self-defeating patterns that have held you back for years. You’ve tried to change. You’ve read books, listened to advice. New Year’s resolutions have come and gone. But nothing is really different. It’s overwhelming. Discouraging. But what if change doesn’t have to be so hard? What if you could …

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