A TWO-Question Approach to Anxious Thoughts

I’m curious. Hands up (or heads up!) if you have found yourself or do find yourself encountering an unsettling or anxiety inducing situation only to spend hours, even days, coming up with a bunch of possible outcomes, predictions and explanations (stories) and then find you that none of these stories materialized as you thought? That’s […]

What is the least empathetic thing someone has ever said to you?

    “Well Fanie, that’s life.” I was told after, at the age of 11, I watched a car run over a cat on a highway by a car. (Just for some background context this was in a rural area in Southern Greece back in the 90’s). Thanks! I feel much better. Right?!!! What a […]

Resiliency : Use with Caution

Cheerleader: “You are SO resilient…nothing can take you down!” Recipient’s inner voice: I can’t keep going like this Cheerleader: “I would have cried for days…I wish I were as resilient as you are” Recipient’s inner voice: I cry myself to sleep every night. Cheerleader: “You went through all that and you are still standing! That […]

An Exercise for Letting Go. Are you Ready?

An Exercise for Letting Go. Are you Ready? “I just can’t get over that they cheated on me 4 years ago. It’s all I see when I look at him.” “My parents were never there for me. Why do you think I am the way I am?” “My brother had it way easier than I […]