Weekend Reads

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If anxiety is a normal human reaction to (real or perceived) danger that helps keep us alert and alive, what makes it turn the corner into a problem – something that gets in the way of our day to day lives?  What does anxiety look and feel like and how can we best treat it when it comes knocking.

Lenika Cruz, of The Atlantic, had her first panic attack right before beginning a new work-from-home job. Telecommuting seemed like a dream, but it set up the perfect environment for agoraphobia to take root, grow and thrive. Listen in while Lenika tells us her story and how she’s making her life bigger every day.

Check out this interview with Dr. Reid Wilson as he talks about anxiety, resisting and how learning about the laws of physics can help us find freedom. And, if you haven’t seen his blog posts on the Psychology Today site, here’s the link.

Love this one from Lynn Lyons where she discusses her own challenges with anxiety and how sharing her story helped a client open up and make huge strides in his life.

Learning to Master Panic is a great article by Dr. Janet Klosko of the Cognitive Therapy Center of Long Island. In it, she does a fantastic job of describing the experience & symptoms of panic, why people resist and avoid and ways to systematically go toward the fear with their sights set on freedom.