Lack of self-trust is at the core of intrusive thoughts and many symptoms of anxiety. This often manifests as valuing others’ opinions more than your own, caring what others think, perfectionism, difficulty making decisions, pervasive self-doubt, and equating your self-worth with externals like achievement, culturally-sanctioned definitions of success, and even your choice of partner. In order to heal self-trust from the root you must learn what it means to fill your well of Self from the inside out, which many of these articles teach.
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"When I do something well and have success, I feel like it's a fluke." "I walk around feeling like a fraud. I don't trust that I'm honestly capable of doing the things that I do." "I have this nagging sense that I'm going to be found out, like I'm a fake." A fluke. A...read more
The fear of making a mistake and the fear of failure live at the heart of what keeps many people stuck. Whether you're struggling with relationship anxiety, career stagnation, depression, or generalized anxiety, the fear of making a mistake creates a debilitating and...read more
"I'm always comparing my relationship to other people's relationships. Why does everyone else look like they're so in love?" "I have such a hard time making decisions. Sometimes I can't even decide what to order at a restaurant!" "I worry about whether or not my...read more
Our culture fails to teach us the essential skills we need to navigate through life successfully in so many ways. As I discuss often on this site, it fails to teach us about healthy, real love. It fails to teach us about how to feel our feelings and work with our...read more
I can't tell you how many times I've heard or read some version of the following email that I recently received (published here with permission): I am in a loving relationship and engaged. A psychic woman told me very specifically that I will definitely not marry this...read more
One of the root causes of anxiety is falling prey to the ego's tendency to divide life into polarities - good/evil, right/wrong, black/white - in an attempt to control the outcome of our choices and find a guarantee. In other words, your ego believes that if it could...read more