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Dr. Russ and Molly Mogren of “Hey Eleanor!” Talk Social Anxiety

September 21, 2015 5:57 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

  Recently, I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Molly Mogren of the blog “Hey Eleanor!” Prior to starting her most recent project as a full-time freelancer and blogger, Molly was featured in Delta’s Sky Magazine, Food & Wine, and Mpls.St.Paul Magazine. Molly started the “Hey Eleanor!” blog because she wanted to incorporate Eleanor Roosevelt’s famous quote, “Do one... View Article

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The Importance of a Support Network for Social Anxiety Sufferers

September 15, 2014 9:01 am Published by Leave your thoughts

The research on social anxiety overwhelmingly confirms the importance of a good support network. Friends and family are what most people think of, and they’re very important because they often provide the practical kind of emotional support that we often need to get back on our feet. But professionals and even strangers with first-hand experience of social anxiety are often... View Article

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The Effects of Exercise on Social Anxiety

July 23, 2014 9:12 am Published by 1 Comment

  It is a common practice when seeing new patients suffering from anxiety to ask them if they’re getting any exercise. We know that exercise can help alleviate the symptoms of both anxiety and depression, though we’re not exactly sure why that is. Some research suggests that increased levels of endorphins play a role, while other research points to the... View Article

More Celebrities with Social Anxiety

June 23, 2014 8:32 am Published by Leave your thoughts

  One of the most important things to hear when we suffer from something painful like social anxiety is “me too.” Just knowing that someone else can relate to our feelings and our experience is immensely reassuring. So it’s sometimes helpful to point to others in the public eye who have experienced social anxiety as well.  Our original list of... View Article

5 Ways to Fight Inaccurate Thinking in Social Anxiety

May 26, 2014 5:31 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Much of social anxiety rests on negative thought patterns: Everybody is staring at me. Nobody thinks I’m funny. My boss thinks I’m stupid. These negative thoughts are typically provoked by a trigger of some kind: a sideways glance, distracted friends, a boss having a bad day. One of the most helpful ways to overcome social anxiety is to challenge these... View Article

Dealing with Social Anxiety: Holidays, Birthdays & Social Gatherings [video]

December 13, 2013 2:50 pm Published by 1 Comment

  I received such a positive response to my  Five Tips for Dealing with Social Anxiety During the Holidays, that I decided to get on video to elaborate on some of my most effective quick tips for social anxiety sufferers. Watch the video below for tips on dealing with social anxiety during holidays, birthdays, and other social gatherings. For more... View Article