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This Automatic Life

This Automatic Life

Photo by Min An: As children, when painful or scary things happened, we needed to understand why. If a reasonable explanation wasn’t provided, we made one up. Understanding why a painful thing happened can help us avoid or prevent it from happening again. It is common...
Breaking the Insecurity Pattern

Breaking the Insecurity Pattern

Photo by Andrea Piacquadio from Pexels Bob started a book group and Nancy agreed to participate. They met every Monday night with four others to discuss the book. Concerned that his opinions may sour the other members of the book group, Bob usually kept quiet and kept...
Seven Things I have Learned About Anxiety

Seven Things I have Learned About Anxiety

About 25 years ago, I stepped away from the living of my life far enough to make a profound observation.  I saw that my life consisted of a series of reactions to the circumstances in my life. Further, I realized that I was reacting to my interpretations of those...