When anxiety overcomes you, do you take charge of your thoughts? Or do you let them overrun you while you feel helpless to do anything about it? You can always control one thing and one thing only in this lifetime – and that’s you. You alone control your mind and your thoughts. And yes, you
A couple years ago, I was sitting in my seat on a plane bound for Yemen. Panic seized every part of my body. My legs were shaking so bad they were literally both jumping up about 6 inches in the air involuntarily. Image Source: CNN My heart was racing, and everything around me was spinning.
Music has been used to reduce anxiety and help relieve pain since biblical times. Recent research, however, has studied the ability of certain music to reduce anxiety and put the body into a state of relaxation. In a 2009 study, 372 patients set to undergo surgery were divided into 2 groups. One group was given
People with chronic anxiety aren’t anxious because of external events. Rather, they’ve developed a habit of fearful thinking that they can (and often do) apply to nearly any event, real or imagined. To overcome anxiety, you need tools that help you re-train your mind’s habits. One of those useful tools is mindfulness meditation. What is
I truly believe that almost nothing is absolute – everything is a matter of perception. All the sensory data that comes into your brain first gets filtered by your complex brain – it goes through all your past experiences, how you interpreted those experiences, your memories, your beliefs, and even your current mood. Only then