Attitude IS Everything

Attitude is everything is one of those clichés which is in fact a simple statement of fact. Everything you think about creates the attitude with which you approach and live your life. At the moment we’re in a particularly turbulent time, perhaps the most unsettled time in my entire life – of over 63 years.Continue reading “Attitude IS Everything”

It IS a Difficult Time!

This might seem like an aside from the subject of anxiety, but it’s not. When you have anxiety, and even when you don’t, you can start blaming yourself for not coping with life in general and unexpected developments in particular. These thoughts, feelings, and corresponding emotions are completely understandable, and an equally complete waste ofContinue reading “It IS a Difficult Time!”

7 Billion People and…

…not one of them is perfect! The God Complex When I was first told I had this I felt really insulted, I do believe in God and to be told that I had a God complex was horrifying. However, my counsellor explained to me that it was a way of describing someone who tried toContinue reading “7 Billion People and…”

It’s Your Life

So, your anxiety isn’t clinical, that means that there’s something wrong with your life, which is good news because anything external can be changed, from the inside out! Change your mind change your life Although it’s obvious that physical factors will have to change in your life, if you don’t change the way you thinkContinue reading “It’s Your Life”

Story Break: My Life as 7 People

How I became 7 I thought it worth popping a bit of my story in at this point to illustrate how messed up I became. I’ll keep it short. By the time I was 23 there was nothing right in my life. I was in a miserable marriage, living in his grandparents old house (orContinue reading “Story Break: My Life as 7 People”

It Isn’t Just Your Mind

If you’ve concluded, or the doctor has told you, that your problems aren’t clinical, then they’re almost certainly not all in the mind, as some people may have made you feel. In this blog I want to encourage you not just to look at your life, that’s pretty obvious, but to look at the subtletiesContinue reading “It Isn’t Just Your Mind”

So, About Those Tablets

Because I’m trying to keep this blog short and sharp so that you don’t have to focus for ages when you’re tired or stressed, I wanted to return to the idea of taking prescribed medication for anxiety. Please bear in mind that I’m talking about non-medical anxiety at this point! Tablets are good Much asContinue reading “So, About Those Tablets”

Don’t Be Ashamed to Need Help

One thing that surprises me is how long people struggle before they ask for help, and some don’t. For some it’s an admission of defeat, and if you’ve felt this way remember, you’re more likely to be defeated without help than you are if you knock down every door until you find the person thatContinue reading “Don’t Be Ashamed to Need Help”

Visualisation to Negate the Past

In order that this blog isn’t just a number of ideas, I wanted to throw in the odd visualisation or exercise that might help you. If you’re unfamiliar with visualisation, this is how I see it. In meditation you relax your mind, in visualisation you use and direct it. A good thought or idea, programmedContinue reading “Visualisation to Negate the Past”