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Category Archives: excessive worrying

Out of the Blue

If you have ever experienced a panic attack, you know how terrifying it can be. Panic attacks usually occur out of the blue, without any apparent reason, leaving you feeling fearful about what happened (and how you thought your world was … Continue reading

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Fear of the Unknown–The Practical Side

Are you waiting on something? An answer? A test result? News from the bank? A new job? I think everyone is waiting for something. Whether it is big or small there are always things on our horizon we are thinking … Continue reading

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Past-Thinking, Future-Thinking, and Meditation Practice

A French philosopher named Jacques Derrida argued that human beings are consistently too late to catch the beginning of anything and too early to catch the end. So, that leaves us in the middle – always in the middle.  In … Continue reading

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My Family, My Friends

One year at my family reunion, my cousin was upset with herself for having forgotten to bring something (a food item, I believe). She began berating herself out loud in a most unforgiving way. “I should have known better. Why didn’t … Continue reading

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Change Only What You Can Control

From my Previous Blog… Change what you can control and learn to love the rest. Sometimes we can control our circumstances, and sometimes we cannot. If we choose to dwell on those parts of ourselves that we cannot change, we … Continue reading

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Becoming Worry Free

“Worrying is like rocking in a rocking chair… it gives you something to do, but doesn’t get you anywhere.” –Erma Bombeck The above quote is one that someone told me many years ago and has stuck with me into my … Continue reading

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