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“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

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

“I think some people have the burden of intelligence” Joe Rogan is a UFC commentator, comedian, podcaster and holds a bunch of other successful titles that come with being a celebrity. Portraying intelligence as a burden seems counter-intuitive. Generally, everybody wants to consider themselves intelligent in some form. One might ponder, what’s so bad about intelligence? Why wouldn’t I feel better about getting a higher score on my SAT? Yet there is… Read More

Backstory on Shawn Ryan’s Battle with Mental Health Shawn Ryan is a former US veteran. He’s spent 14 years of combat service for the US Navy Seals and the CIA. Who would’ve thought someone who has battled with terrorists around the world, would struggle with overcoming social anxiety? I say this ironically since records show 11-20% of veterans from Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom suffer some form of PTSD within a given… Read More

By Heather Mathews Author of Manifestation Miracle “Of course motivation is not permanent. But then, neither is bathing; but it is something you should do on a regular basis.” ― Zig Ziglar Michael, a husband and a father of two and in his early fifties, was a logistics manager at a frozen foods company. He made enough to provide for his family, and by all accounts, they were doing alright… … but he… Read More

I’m sorry guys. We need to heavily cut back disconnect from social media because it is killing our self-esteem. Few 100 years ago, which really isn’t that long in terms of history. Humans would live in smaller tribes of over 100 people. There would be tighter knit communities. Everybody’s voice could make a change. People’s self esteems were much higher because their opinions counted as 1% of their local population.  Also, there would be… Read More

Introduction: Welcome to the real world. 80% of resumes are thrown out in less than 11 seconds. Usually because of these 7 deadly sins of resume writing. Not getting called back usually has less to do with your skill, and everything to do with your resumes getting thrown in the trash. Getting to the interview is super important considering about 1/5 interview candidates end up landing the job. Overcome interview anxiety here. 1.) Typos… Read More

When I was growing up. All I wanted was a success. I was an honors student, that did what I was told. I always wanted to pursue the creative field; However, I still Ignored these feelings, thinking that making a living off creative was too risky. I chose to study to become a Doctor. Uh-oh.

“Between friends, there is no need for justice, but people who just still need the quality of friendship… It is not only a necessary thing but a splendid one.” –Aristotle Friendship is an often-overlooked aspect of social anxiety. Questions such as “how do I make friends?”, “how do I know if he/she is a true friend?”, and “should I keep my current friends?” plagued my consciousness for many years. It seems rather… Read More