outside the box

If you feel you're ready to stretch your old way of looking at things and think outside the box of anxiety, this category is for you.

"When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change." - Wayne Dyer


4 Funny Ways US Airports Help Nervous Flyers Cope With Travel Anxiety

LiLou the first US airport therapy pig

Airline companies in the US are going out of their way to make your time at the airport more relaxed and enjoyable.

The thing with flight is, humans were not evolved to shoot through the sky locked up in an aluminum canister. That’s just not a situation in which we naturally thrive.

The good news is that airline companies know about that and they do everything they can to help you overcome that nagging sense of anxiety while waiting in the lounge.

Read on to find out how the largest airports in the US use four-legged help to keep their passengers calm. Genius or hilarious? It's up to you to decide.

25 Famous People With Anxiety Disorder

25 Famous People With Anxiety - Scarlett Johansson

According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, 18% of the US population struggles with anxiety.

That's a pretty staggering statistic - it means that 1 in every 5 people suffers from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), General Anxiety Disorder (GAD), or Panic Disorder.

And that includes celebrities.

The amazing thing about celebrities that have overcome anxiety is that they're proof that anxiety can be cured. They are a bright beacon of hope for anyone struggling with anxiety disorder.

Symptoms of a Panic Attack

Symptoms of a panic attack

I decided to write this article because I see a lot of confusion about panic attacks when I talk to people. They don't really know what the symptoms are so they make all kinds of wild assumptions about what a panic episode atually is like.

They imagine it's something like when 6 year old Jane can't have that new Barbie doll she wants so much and starts screaming and throwing a fit.

Nothing could be further from the truth.

You don't know what a panic attack is like until it comes to you... and you're reduced to a mess of trembling limbs and tears and your entire being dissolves in pure, pitch-black dread.

How to Stop Exaggerating Your Small Mistakes

How to Stop Exaggerating Your Small Mistakes

Do you ever feel that every tiny mistake you make is a life-ruining, colossal failure?

Does your mind like to blow your mistakes out of proportion and make them seem way more significant that the actually are? It's like deep down you know it's not a big deal but you just can't stop worrying about it for the rest of the day.

Are you obsessively ruminating over past conflicts that make you feel like a lesser human being?

Read this post to find out how you can stop exaggerating your small mistakes NOW.

The Silver Lining To Anxiety

Life isn't waiting for the stronm to pass it's about learning to dance in the rain

Today I want to introduce you to one my favorite concepts. I call it the Silver Lining Principle.

Several years ago, when I was still having trouble with anxiety, paranoia and overwhelming stress, this concept helped me muster my strength and carry on even in the darkest of times. It also helped me to be proud of myself and see a silver lining in my situation, no matter how grim.