Stopping Anxiety - A review of a powerful self-help book.

 

Book Review: Stopping the Noise in Your Head by Dr. Reid Wilson, Ph.D.

Rating: 9/10
Readability: 10/10
Recommended:  Yes

Dealing with anxiety, living with anxiety can be crippling. 

If you have anxiety issues, whether it is generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety, OCD or...

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Failing to Plan Really is Planning To STRESS!!!

"IF YOU FAIL TO PLAN, YOU ARE PLANNING TO FAIL."

Yes, I know, it’s an old saying.  But the older I get, the more I realize that it is so very true.  

I guess in today’s world the saying could be updated to say, “Failing to Plan is Planning to Stress Out!”

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Am I Anti-Medication? Conversation over a good steak dinner!

The other night, I caught up with a friend over dinner.  We ended up at Barberian's Steak House in downtown Toronto.  They had a wine list that was 108 pages long!  Great food, excellent service.

During our conversation, of course we talked about my work here at Defying...

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QUIT FLIPPING OUT: Responding vs Reacting

Season 4: Episode 4 - Responding vs Reacting.

If you are guilty of flipping out a little too often, then this video is for you.  Taking the time to respond as opposed to having a knee-jerk reaction will improve your overall mental health and well-being.

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Anxiety and Depression: Victim or Survivor

"If there is something wrong, those of us who have the ability to take action, have the responsibility to take action."

-- Nicolas Cage as Benjamin Gates, in the film National Treasure.

Perhaps you saw National Treasure and remember that line, as Ben and Riley decide that they must steal the...

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You Can Beat Depression

 

I have struggled with depression and anxiety issues for most of my adult life and late teens.  I am intimately familiar with depression's vice-like grip on your mind.  The grip it has seems to be invincible.

The amount of energy you needed to expend just to try to feel normal, on...

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2 Things You Can Do To Feel Better Every Day

Stress, Anxiety and Depression

 

Stress, anxiety and depression can really take their toll on a person.  They become a constant drain your mental and emotional energy and leave you feeling lifeless -- or even worse.  They can rob you of the happiness and joy that you should be...

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What to Do When a Friend Tells You They Are Depressed or Dealing With Depression

How to Respond to a Depressed Friend

If you've never dealt with depression personally, it can be difficult to know what to do, what to say, to a close friend who reaches out to you. Remember, your friend has just paid you a HUGE compliment by confiding in you.

In this video, I talk about what you...

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Accept Responsibility and Become Empowered: Anxiety and Depression

Society, Social Media, and Mental Health.

 

Anxiety and depression are afflictions that many people suffer from -- to varying degrees.  Mental health, in North America, is finally starting to get the attention it deserves in society.  But awareness and ending of the stigma...

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