Anxiety

Medicating Anxiety

Medicating Anxiety

The Mechanics Behind Anxiety Learning to resist anxiety cannot be accomplished solely by taking medications to erase anxiety; the brain doesn’t work that way. But, medications can help you cope, especially in the short term. When considering a medication, you should not only consider the […]

Helpful Hints for Anxiety

Helpful Hints for Anxiety

Do find a therapist with expertise in anxiety. Finding a therapist with a focus in anxiety is your first line of defense against future attacks. Dedicate yourself to the practice of any homework exercises at home, so when you feel an attack coming on, you can […]

Worry: Friend or Foe?

Worry: Friend or Foe?

Worry is a superhero, capable of leaping out of the present in a single bound. Its hidden power is the ability to travel through time in a split second. But at the end of the day, turns out worry is just a pint of ice-cream […]

Nerdo Science

Nerdo Science

In an earlier post I gave a simplified introduction to four key regions of the brain that influence how we feel. The most important take-away is the understanding of how the neural circuits work. There is a circuit for every thought, feeling, and action we […]

Magical Myth

Magical Myth

Never before in human history has there been such a global expression of emptiness and longing, of alienation and heartfelt connection. It’s this crazy mixed bag of experience and it’s happening fast. We hunger for happiness and, like any other biological need, not getting it […]

Rewiring Joy

Rewiring Joy

Thanks to neuroscience, we now know the brain is “plastic.” This simply means we can change. With enough effort, skill and time a person can do a lot to overcome the effects of painful experiences. To survive, our ancestors had to be good at learning […]