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Top 10 Feelings Associated with Social Anxiety

February 22, 2014 10:24 am Published by Leave your thoughts

    I’ve informally tracked some of the feelings that accompany social anxiety, as shared with me by people who have experienced them.  It is so much more than apprehension and nervousness, which I did not put on the list because they are so obvious. For many people, social anxiety is the fear AND the regret of imperfections AND the... View Article

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Dating and Social Anxiety

February 12, 2014 12:32 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

  Valentine’s Day is our annual reminder of the deep conflict between social anxiety and this very public date night. The pressure to express our feelings for that someone special out in public and the angst associated with that expression can lead to a great deal of stress for some with social anxiety on Valentine’s Day. But with a few... View Article

Setting an Effective New Year’s Resolution & Proper End-of-Year Self-Evaluation

December 27, 2013 3:57 pm Published by 1 Comment

  New Years resolutions can be beneficial for people looking to improve their lives in 2014, but an effective New Year’s resolution requires more consideration than we often intentionally dedicate to the task. In order to choose a New Year’s resolution that is realistic and achievable, I recommend starting with a good end-of-year self-evaluation.   As we’ve seen before, An end-of-year... View Article

Anxiety, Social Anxiety & the End-of-Year Review

December 16, 2013 8:49 am Published by 1 Comment

  Is it healthy for people who suffer from Anxiety and Social Anxiety to participate in the end-of-year reminiscing that is so popular in our society? Every holiday season, it seems, is filled with “Year-in-review” commentaries highlighting the previous twelve months. We have reviews of news items, politics, fashion, hairdos, movies, photos, games, TV shows, meals, and pretty much any... View Article

The Relationship Between Posture and Self-Confidence

July 31, 2013 7:50 am Published by

  I remember how amazed I was when taking my first psychology class and learning about research demonstrating that we can change our moods simply by changing our facial expressions. In many of those studies, participants started to feel happier after simply tensing certain muscles associated with smiling. In some studies, people felt even happier if they saw their own... View Article