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“In school, you’re taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you’re given a test that teaches you a lesson.” – Tom Bodett  Don’t Punish Yourself for Failure Social failures resulting from leaving your social comfort zone can feel overwhelming. You approach a potential romantic interest, and then he/she abruptly declines you. Raise your hand to answer a question during a work meeting or in class – you give the… Read More

Social Anxiety

Patience is not simply the ability to wait – it’s how we behave while we’re waiting Joyce Meyer Never Be Impatient – Getting Over Social Anxiety Takes Time Don’t rush the process. Overcoming social anxiety is no small feat. It’s very tempting to believe that there is one answer to your social anxiety, a simple solution that can make your anxiety disappear forever. However, the journey to overcoming social anxiety can have you… Read More

Palmar Hyperhydrosis sweaty palms

Having sweaty palms can be embarrassing, especially when you need to shake somebody’s hand. Sometimes you can get away with a simple fist bump, but in a formal setting like a job interview, that’s probably not appropriate. When you are nervous, and your palms become sweaty you may wonder why your hands produce so much sweat in the first place. Sweating is your body’s natural way of cooling itself off. This is… Read More

“Today I escaped anxiety. Or no, I discarded it, because it was within me, in my own perceptions—not outside.” —Marcus Aurelius. Social anxiety disorder or severe shyness can be overcome with exposure therapy. This means placing yourself in performance and social situations. People with social anxiety, will fear/ dread these situations and/or completely avoid them. Avoidance isn’t an effective strategy in reducing anxiety in the long-term. Exposure training is usually done with… Read More

The Truth Behind Social Anxiety Disorder Virtually everybody has experienced some symptoms of a social anxiety disorder (SAD) before. It is normal to feel nervous before a job interview — Or embarrassed because you made an offensive joke at your work party, causing everyone to glare at you judgingly — even though the joke sounded way funnier in your head. This article is for people that suspect themselves or a friend of… Read More

Sleep Anxiety

According to Sleep Advisor, 30% of Americans struggle with insomnia. 10% of Americans suffer from chronic insomnia, a long term sleep disorder strongly related to sleep anxiety. Anxiety disorders and panic attacks can lead to all sorts of sleeping problems. Fortunately, there are many relaxation techniques to help people struggling to fall or stay asleep, and reduce anxiety. Sleep deprivation(lack of sleep) can affect performance at work or school, which can even… Read More

Johann Hari is an award-winning political journalist, he has also written for big-name publications like the Huffington Post and The independent. He’s well known for his book Chasing the Scream: The Search for the Truth About Addiction, the main theme of the book is about addiction: The opposite of addiction isn’t sobriety, but personal connections with other people. He also gave a unique TED Talk on addiction that went viral. Despite this… Read More

Having a panic attack feels like you’re on fire, making you feel like you’d want to stop drop and roll. A sudden panic attack is difficult to deal with, especially on your own. People with anxiety disorders(e.g. Generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety, agoraphobia), are more susceptible to experiencing panic attacks.  Symptoms of a panic attack Recognizing the symptoms of a panic attack before they begin helps combat your anxiety. Realizing when you’re… Read More

Ralph Smart is a life coach and founder of the YouTube series Infinite Waters (Diving Deep). He’s worked as a counselor, life coach, VFX artist and more. He also wrote a self-help book called Feel Alive. There’s a lot of positive energy in each of his YouTube videos, and they leave viewers feeling much more confident about themselves and dealing with life’s mental obstacles. 1.) Live up to your Own Standards |… Read More

Marcus Timmons also is known as ‘Big Herc’ is an ex-convict from Sacramento California turned serial entrepreneur. He was a straight-A student and talented athlete before he spiraled into the so-called gang life. He was raised in poverty by a mother that birthed him at the young age of 14. By the time he was 15, he started selling crack rock. He claimed to make $200-300 dollars per day, $4200 per week… Read More