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Posted September 15, 2019 by

One way people with High Functioning Anxiety ward off anxiety is to constantly challenge themselves. You may believe that as long as you stay busy, keep achieving, and constantly better yourself, then one day you will be calm, relaxed, and content. Sound familiar? The problem is that peace never comes. Why? Because as soon as […]

Posted September 9, 2019 by

Whenever I speak about the Happier Approach and High Functioning Anxiety, the idea of a 10 reaction to a level two situation gets the most head nods from the audience. Our anxiety/Monger plays in our heads all day long and we work hard to suppress it, push it down, and ignore it in hopes that […]

Posted September 1, 2019 by

Over the next few weeks, I want to talk about some common symptoms of High Functioning Anxiety. The challenge with HFA is how socially acceptable it is — there is a fine line between “normal stress and anxiety” and HFA. Hopefully these posts will make that line a little more clear. People with High Functioning […]

Posted August 25, 2019 by

Years ago when I started teaching about the Monger and ‘that negative voice in my head’ I would spend a lot of time talking about the Monger and never talked about the counter to the Monger, what I now call the Biggest Fan. Truthfully, this is because my Biggest Fan’s voice was so quiet and […]

Posted August 18, 2019 by

I have been reading the book Achiever Fever by Claire Booth she is going to be one of my first interviews for the new podcast Unclenched (releasing the first week of September!) In the book she talks about feeling so tired and overwhelmed. To the point where she was secretly wishing she would get into a car […]

Posted August 11, 2019 by

Our Mongers (a.k.a anxiety) can show up in a variety of ways; sometimes we get so comfortable with it we forget that it isn’t helping. Here are some ways the Monger/Anxiety has shown up this week for my clients, myself, and my friends. (FYI, I made up the names!) Stephanie was feeling so good she […]

Posted July 29, 2019 by

One of the hardest parts about High Functioning Anxiety is all the contradictions. Here are just a few: You crave peace, yet your anxiety tells you that you need to always be in control. You want to be seen and loved for who you are, yet your anxiety tells you that vulnerability is a weakness. You […]

Posted April 25, 2019 by

Today I am celebrating Episode 100!  Yippee!!  I am looking back on my top 7 episodes and giving you some behind the scene look at what I was feeling/thinking as I recorded them and a bit of back story.  Also sharing what is coming next for Happiness Hacks and why my Monger has been so […]

Posted April 7, 2019 by

This week I had an ah-ha when I noticed I was stressed to the max but was telling myself ‘everything is fine.’ My body was screaming stress, and my anxiety was in full force, but my mind was trying to convince me it was no big deal. This is a classic pattern of High Functioning […]

Posted March 23, 2019 by

In episode 097, I described High Functioning Anxiety today I am looking at what do about it and why just overcoming perfectionism or setting boundaries won’t work. Press  to Listen Show Notes & Links: Downloadable Worksheet: Coping Skills of High Functioning Anxiety Like the show? Leave a review   Transcript: Hi, and welcome. You are listening […]