Category Archives: anxiety

The anxiety of loss; the loss of anxiety, Part II

This article has some excellent advice. Tips For Taking Care of Yourself During Stressful Times From the NIU Employee Assistance Program Stop, breathe, and tell yourself:  “This is hard and I will get through this 1 step at a time.”   During … Continue reading

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The anxiety of loss; the loss of anxiety, Part I

After experiencing a loss – the loss of a loved one or another major loss such as the loss of one’s health – anxiety is going to be a part of the experience. Loss raises questions that we aren’t comfortable … Continue reading

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Seneca on Anxiety

… But the greatest peril of misplaced worry, Seneca cautions, is that in keeping us constantly tensed against an imagined catastrophe, it prevents us from fully living. He ends the letter with a quote from Epicurus illustrating this sobering point: … Continue reading

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Bruce Springsteen fights the stigma of depression

I think it is courageous of such a famous musician to go public with his struggle with depression. I don’t know that it is safe for everyone, though. As a musician he is basically self-employed, but those with “bosses” may … Continue reading

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The normalcy of anxiety

“We should never exacerbate our suffering by trying to push our disquiet aggressively away. Our lack of calm isn’t deplorable or a sign of weakness. It is simply the justifiable expression of our mysterious participation in a disordered, uncertain world.” … Continue reading

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Mindfulness

I have been made aware of something lacking in my life: peace, primarily peace of mind. Inside my head thoughts collide in their rush for attention and, like balls of mercury when crushed, they multiply ceaselessly like some kind of … Continue reading

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