I love what Rollo May (kick ass existential psychologist) says about anxiety. He is a real breath of fresh on the subject. So much of the prevailing talk on anxiety is about getting rid of it. When instead we need to focus on HOW to manage our anxiety. Anxiety is a very human experience. We … Continue reading The Gift of Anxiety
Fear of Flying: what does it mean & what can it teach us?
It’s the season for flying, and for some of us it’s also when a great deal of anxiety arises. I took a flight a few weeks ago, and although I won’t go as far as to say I have a fear of flying it provoked some anxiety. We are entrusting our lives to pilots, people … Continue reading Fear of Flying: what does it mean & what can it teach us?
How to Manage Difficult Feelings (It’s the opposite of what we’ve always thought).
Our emotional world is intricate and demanding. It holds the potential for a whole range of feelings, from love & joy to despair & anxiety. One of my core beliefs is that we cannot selectively choose which emotions to experience. If we avoid one feeling, we miss them all. It’s like spending our whole lives … Continue reading How to Manage Difficult Feelings (It’s the opposite of what we’ve always thought).
Power is often exclusively understood as the ability to overcome someone or something. What if there was ALSO another kind of power that we need in order to be truly powerful? If this kind of power had a buzz word, it would be *surrender*. Take an emotion, such as anxiety. The forceful power, the one … Continue reading