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Anxiety About Being Unproductive In Quarantine – There Is No Need to Stress

Anxiety About Being Unproductive in Quarantine – There Is No Need to Stress! If you’re not one of the primary heroes of this pandemic – the healthcare workers, essential staff and public servants – it can feel like you’re not doing enough and not being acceptably productive right now. If someone told you six months ago you’d be quarantined to your home for two months, you’d have clapped your hands in anticipatory glee! Your mind would be racing over all the projects, hobbies, books, closets, epic changes to your health,…

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Live Your Best Life Despite Challenges

Think about how you want to live your life. Whether you want to shrink and fade beneath the weight of fear and uncertainty… Or face the challenges and find a way to rise up and live your best life. You may think you have no choice. But you do. You have all the choice. Just when you think things are going horribly wrong and you feel yourself stuck dwelling on your misfortune, remind yourself that it could actually be far worse. Yes, I know that doesn’t seem like much comfort, but…

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Lean on Hope to Push Away Fear

When my friend told me her mom tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday, I wanted to tell her something helpful, something positive. But in the moment, all I could come up with was I’m so sorry. I’d love to tell her everything will be alright, but at this moment we can’t make many promises other than to be there to listen, and to pray for one another. With so much fear and uncertainty, one of the few things we can do is to lean on hope to push away fear. Thankfully,…

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Tips on How to Handle Anxiety During this Pandemic

Tips on How to Handle Anxiety During this Pandemic In light of what’s going on worldwide right now, life can feel out of control and many of us could use a few simple strategies to cope with our rising anxiety. Watching the news, feeling the rising fear, seeing people hoarding necessities and the increasing worry we have for the health of our loved ones are all anxiety triggers, even for the most zen among us. Fear and anxiety are personal. Your anxiety may be rising for reasons totally different from…

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Have the Courage to Live a Life True to Yourself

Have the Courage to Live a Life True to Yourself Wouldn’t it be great if we all woke up each day happy, energized, excited and fully connected to our purpose and went about our day in the most impactful, satisfying and joyful way?! Sure would, but if you’re like me, some days you find yourself feeling a little lost. Welcome to the land of the lost We’ve all been there. You go through the motions of the day, but you don’t feel connected to anything, never mind making an impact…

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When Life Isn’t What You Had Planned

You had plans in your mind for what this time in your life would be like. And that’s not what your life looks like right now, and you feel frustrated. When you were younger, you thought midlife would be a calm period of life. A time when work, family, and life in general would feel settled. A time when the grind, the worries and the overwhelm of your thirties and early forties would thin out. Life after fifty would be a time to enjoy more freedom and to start coasting…

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