anxiety

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How I Manage My Social Anxiety at Work — And 6 Ways You Can, Too

As I look around my office, I know that one in ten of my colleagues have social anxiety. But I still feel like it’s my secret problem.

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Ask Erin: I Have Abandonment Issues

Do people ever recover from abandonment issues? Life looks very long and very lonely from where I'm standing right now.

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OCD Isn’t An Anxiety Disorder – Here’s Why That Matters

When I was diagnosed with OCD several years ago, like most people, I assumed it was an anxiety disorder. It wasn’t until months later that I stumbled on articles debating the merits of defining OCD as an entirely separate category of mental illness.

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The scope and effect of phobias are often minimized and downplayed, making the sufferer feel less validated and poorly about themselves.

7 Modern Day Phobias People Face

The scope and effect of phobias are often minimized and downplayed, making the sufferer feel less validated and poorly about themselves.

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How do I use my own privilege? Do I eliminate obstacles for others or do I take the easier route of deferring to the status quo?

How Do You Use Your Privilege?

How do I use my own privilege? Do I eliminate obstacles for others or do I take the easier route of deferring to the status quo?

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We experience anxiety very differently, but we can help each other in a way I have never experienced before.

My Partner & I Both Have Anxiety; It's Made Our Relationship Stronger

We experience anxiety very differently, but we can help each other in a way I have never experienced before.

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Despite my newfound awareness that I must practice self-compassion, I simply do not feel worthy of it.

Why I Must Commit To Self-Compassion

Will practicing self-compassion make me feel, or become, selfish? I cannot discern when to hold myself accountable versus when to cut myself slack.

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Why Are You So Sensitive?

The echo. It’s there. It’s what women are told. We’re too sensitive, too emotional; we’re overreacting. Why can’t we be rational, reasonable?

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