Anxiety is a messenger arriving to alert you to the fact that something is awry and needs your attention. This is not the message we receive from the culture, but when you can shift your mindset from seeing anxiety as evidence of brokenness or as a burden and instead view it as a wise gift from the unconscious designed to help you grow, you will begin to heal from the root. This collection will guide you toward shifting your mindset and offer effective tools for healing.
For a comprehensive exploration of anxiety, including in-depth tools for how to break free, please see my book, “The Wisdom of Anxiety: How Worry and Intrusive Thoughts Are Gifts to Help You Heal,” which will be available in May 2019
The anxious mind can latch onto almost any topic: What if I don't have enough money? What if my kids aren't okay? What if I don't get pregnant? What if I get pregnant? What if I have cancer? What if I don't love my partner enough and I'm making a terrible mistake?...read more
Anxiety is a messenger, a symptom, and a gift. I know that statement flies in the face of everything we learn about anxiety in a culture that is pathologically obsessed with eradicating shadow at every turn and consequently attempts to "get rid of" the symptom of...read more
On the other side of anxiety lives serenity. When you walk into the forest and face the fear-vines of your mind - swashbuckling at first then sitting down in the glade and simply watching - you eventually unfold into an open field. You cannot know this until you walk...read more
"Dreams come in the service of health and wholeness." - Jeremy Taylor, author of "The Wisdom of Your Dreams" A few weekends ago I attended one of the most inspiring, nourishing, revelatory workshops of my life. It was a workshop on dreamwork facilitated by the...read more
Many of those who fall on the anxious-sensitive-creative spectrum and find their way to my work describe a common experience: struggling with separation anxiety as a child. When a client shares with me that she dreaded going to school, hated the beginning of each new...read more
Our era has been called the Information Age, the Technology Age, and the Digital Age. But it could also easily be called The Age of Anxiety, for anxiety is rampant and can manifest in so many ways: social anxiety, test anxiety, work anxiety, relationship anxiety,...read more