Sometimes it takes going through a difficulty to help us build resiliency and discover just how strong we really are.
Author: Gretchen J. Penner, LCSW
Attack Anxiety with a New Frame
Anxiety starts with a thought. A scary thought. A negative "what if" futuristic thought.
It’s OK To Not Be OK
Life isn’t always going to be comfortable. That’s ok. Or is it?
Three Communication Mistakes to Avoid for a Peaceful Family Thanksgiving
As we prepare to get together with friends and family to celebrate Thanksgiving, feelings of anxiety and fear is normal. Being with family is not always a peaceful happy time for some.
The Rock of Self-Compassion. The Dangers of Self-Esteem
Since the 80's, we have thought that building a strong self-esteem was key to mental and emotional health. Now studies are showing that self-esteem can actually be dangerous.
Reaping What You Didn’t Sow
Has anyone ever told you, "you're reaping what you've sowed"? It's true that some things that happen to us are a direct result of something we have done. However, that is not always the case.
Is Anxiety Stealing Your Joy?
Anxiety and depression can steal our joy. It can stop us from doing the things we love, and impede on our daily activities including sleep, appetite, and overall peace. It can also have negative effects on our relationships, and even our faith. Living with anxiety is not always living. Sometimes, it's barely surviving.