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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

Figuring out you have anxiety is a rather complicated process. Mental illnesses are still taboo in even the most progressive countries. Anxiety disorders are rarely spoken about in a public setting. This results in many people with anxiety going undiagnosed until much later in life, or sometimes never getting a diagnosis at all. Unfortunately, It is common for people to struggle with their anxiety disorders on a daily basis, yet simply believe… Read More

  “Even if you stumble, you’re still moving forward” Every person has a voice in their head telling them what to do/feel in any given situation. This is the same voice you’re using to read this post Positive self-talk(ST) and affirmations can be the next step towards overcoming feelings of anxiety. Adding positive affirmations to your daily routine can help you deal with negative thoughts and anxiety. Positive self-talk(ST) influences your actions… Read More

Stuttering is a common speech disorder that is often associated with anxiety. According to the Stuttering Foundation, 70 million people worldwide stutter when they speak. Stuttering can make it more difficult to handle social situations, especially for those speaking publicly with social anxiety. This article will explain the causes, symptoms, and available treatments of stuttering. Stuttering occurs in children and adults but is more common in children. In this moment and time,… 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

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