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Therese Borchard
We all have them–fears, phobias, anxieties—that shorten our breath, quicken our heartbeats, and sometimes can outright disable us. Some of us shut our eyes and hold our breath as we ride the elevator to the tenth floor of an office building, while others pray the Rosary inside that coffin-like enclosure when getting an MRI. I am afraid...
For anyone with an inclination to use food as comfort—which basically includes all of us—the two months between Halloween and New Years provide one temptation after another. For me it starts the hour the trick-or-treaters have left and I assess the supply of tootsie rolls, Kit Kats, and Reese’s Cups that did not make it...
In preparation for the Thanksgiving Holiday! Gratitude is good for us every way you look at it. According to Sonja Lyubomirsky at the University of California, Riverside, it boosts our happiness levels in a number of ways: by promoting the savoring of positive life experiences; by bolstering self-worth and self-esteem and helping to cope with...
I wrote this post last week when I decided to unload Beyond Blue Foundation to a better owner (Psych Central Community Connection). I do think that learning how to be true to yourself is perhaps the hardest lesson of all. Every once in a while I pull out my one-year sobriety chip, which reads on...
I no longer chase happiness. I believe, much like renowned psychiatrist and Holocaust survivor Viktor Frankl, that you can’t PURSUE happiness. It ensues when you live a meaningful life. What you CAN chase after is resilience. And I have been pursuing that bad boy with everything I have for the last ten years. My self-help...
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