I don't live in Florida or Rjuka, and I have not the time or inclination to erect giant mirrors on Willis Tower. But I am going to proactive. I will be making do right here and staring into the light for hopefully a happy winter.
The crazy train of fear prevents you from being present to what is, and it most definitely keeps you from enjoying what is here in this moment. Following these steps can get you off that train before it takes you too far.
I would talk to people and they would remark, "You're depressed? But you look so together!" as if they were mutually exclusive. I want everyone to know what I'm going through because I'm not ashamed. I have no reason to be.
I am slowly beginning to accept that I can make my life look however I want, but under no circumstances can I sit back and wait for things to get better. Life is what you make of it. You have a choice.
In treating school refusal, it is critical to first conduct a functional analysis to determine why a child is refusing to go to school. School refusal is not a diagnosis; it is a symptom of a disorder.
If it's true that chaos and adversity are a part of life, then I want to use it for my growth, upliftment, and learning. I want to enjoy the process of life. I want to gain inner strength so I can deal with anything life brings me.
How can we use this understanding of fear to help us tackle our biggest challenges? Luckily, very effective tools for facing fear have been developed to help treat individuals who suffer from too much fear (like certain types of anxiety disorders).
We have all done it. We try to say something that is helpful and reassuring. We try to say something that will take away someone's fears or doubts. The problem is it usually doesn't work. And sometimes reassurance does the exact opposite of what we intend.
Why is the human mind so good at pointing out all of the opportunities for failure? Is it a mean-spirited organ, hell-bent on creating emotional pain? The answer to that rhetorical question is of course no (although there are moments when it couldn't feel more true).
But for some people, the weeks leading up to Christmas are the most painful of the year. Depression during the holidays is an all-too-common problem that turns the season into something to "get through" rather than a celebration to savor.
No one usually forces a needle into a recovering drug addict's arm; in fact, drug addicts in recovery are usually celebrated and supported by non-user friends and family. But for food addicts, we come face to face with our temptation every single freaking day.