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Posted April 5, 2020 by

I read A LOT of advice this week. Clients are sending me articles they enjoy reading like this one or this one or even this one, and I love every one of them. (Thank you for sending them—please keep them coming.) There are all kinds of messages out there about how we should be responding. […]

Posted April 2, 2020 by

We’re kicking this off this month talking with Jacquette Timmons about money.

Money and avoidance go hand in hand. Money is a very loaded topic for people in general, but especially those with High Functioning Anxiety. We avoid dealing with our money. We avoid talking about money. We engage in overspending or being overly controlling about money.

All of these patterns come from one place – avoiding our intentions and feelings about money.

Posted March 29, 2020 by

The question I keep getting the most is, “Everyone keeps telling me to allow my feelings, but how am I supposed to do that when I have so many!?” So true. I hear you. So today I want to share an exercise that I stole from Randall and Beth from This is Us called Worst […]

Posted March 26, 2020 by

Sarah is an expert in setting and keeping habits. She writes and teaches on Yes and Yes about setting habits, money, happiness, and about recognizing self-defeating behaviors and taking action on them anyway.

One thing that struck me about this interview with Sarah was her emphasis on small manageable changes – the opposite of my old pattern around habits. Healthy habits are not about all or nothing. It’s about habits that are small and realistic and intentionally honoring yourself (all that self-loyalty I talk about). Way less dramatic than my old way of being but far more productive!

Posted March 22, 2020 by

When the quarantine initially came down, my clients said things like: “I am fine!”“I was built for this. I THRIVE in a crisis.”“I got this!” They were busy building plans, making schedules, doing “all the things.” This is pretty understandable for those of us with HFA—step in, handle the crisis, make a plan, and channel […]

Posted March 19, 2020 by

But here is the thing: feelings happen. It doesn’t matter if the feelings make sense or not. You are still having them and that is more than okay, no matter what your Monger is telling you.

Posted March 15, 2020 by

WOW. What a crazy, scary week it has been! It is a perfect storm for those of us with anxiety: Lots of unknowns Unable to control just about anything Inability to know the “right” answer Just plain fear. All of these factors are our current reality and can send our anxiety through the roof. It […]

Posted March 12, 2020 by

Feelings are a big part of my coping strategy around my anxiety. Allowing my feelings and facing them has been a game-changer for me. I KNOW the fear that doing this will open the flood gates, that all the feelings will come out and overwhelm. So, in this episode, I address some common fears about acknowledging your feelings. 

Posted March 8, 2020 by

High Functioning Anxiety is my specialty, and even though I talk about it on my podcast every week, I realize I have never written a post about it. So today I wanted to walk through some symptoms of High Functioning Anxiety. But first, how is High Functioning Anxiety different from plain old anxiety? Officially, you […]

Posted March 5, 2020 by

Shannon Siriano Greenwood went through burnout. She hit her rock bottom and was able to climb back out. But her story is far from simple. It isn’t wrapped in a bow and it isn’t a song and dance number. 

The truth is, these stories of sudden transformative change keep us trapped and miserable. They feed us the lie that if we are still it is because something is wrong with us. They tell us that we haven’t suffered enough or that we haven’t been good enough to be transformed.