Sunday, September 30, 2012


Social anxiety is the fear of social situations and the interaction with other people that can automatically bring on feelings of self-consciousness, judgment and inferiority. Everyone has feelings of anxiety, nervousness and stress in their lives from time to time. Almost everyone has felt anxious in social situations at one time or another. Many people get nervous on occasion, like when having to speak in front of a group or when interviewing for a new job, while others are anxious and nervous in almost all social situations.
But social anxiety is more than just being shy or having occasional nervousness. It involves intense fear of social situations.  It’s more common among introverts and because each person has a unique chemical make-up, the intensity and frequency of the symptoms vary greatly from person to person.  In the United States, studies have recently pegged social anxiety disorder as the third largest psychological disorder in the country, after depression and alcoholism. At the present time, it is estimated that 7-8% of the population suffers from some form of social anxiety. Many learn to cope and overcome social anxiety through self-help methods or seek counseling. However, those who are severely impaired due to high levels of anxiety should seek professional help.
Social anxiety sufferers have negative thoughts and beliefs that contribute to their anxiety. Challenging your negative thoughts is one effective way of reducing the symptom. Dr. Amen has created a powerful and effective exercise, called Kill the ANTs, that takes no more than a few minutes to complete and will help reverse your negative thought process.  “ANTs” are Automatic Negative Thoughts that come into your mind automatically but are not true. Left unchecked, these ANTs can infest your mind and ruin your mood, relationships and life. Dr. Amen says “You do not have to believe every stupid thought that goes through your head.”  Whenever you feel sad, mad, nervous, or out of control, write down the thoughts that are bothering you, reveal the facts about the situation and talk back to them.
Another way to boost your mood and reduce anxiety is to write down five things you are grateful for every day. Research suggests that focusing on gratitude helps to calm the deep limbic or emotional areas of the brain and enhances the judgment centers. When you focus on what you love, your brain works better and you’ll feel better. You will notice a significant positive difference in your level of happiness in a short period of time!
Taking supplements like fish oil, such as Dr. Amen’s Omega-3 Power will increase levels of omega-3 fatty acids that have been associated with anxiety and depression. GABA, such as Dr. Amen’s GABA Calming Support, has shown to promote relaxation by increasing calming, focused brain waves, while also reducing other brain waves associated with worry. Dr. Amen’s new “Everyday Stress Relief” formula is also a helpful, natural supplement that would ease the social anxiety.
A balanced diet between protein and complex carbohydrates is also best for the anxious/compulsive brain type. An example of a balanced breakfast would be two scrambled eggs and tomato salsa in an Ezekiel wrap. Lunch would be a brown rice bowl with Tamari and grilled wild Alaskan salmon. Dinner- rotisserie chicken with roasted brussels sprouts and quinoa.
Last, a few other suggestions for reducing anxiety would be meditation, diaphragmatic breathing, listening to relaxing music, intense exercise, hypnosis and optimizing vitamin D levels.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Letting Go of Fear
For so many years, I had an inner fear of doing new things. Change brought about a lot of unrest and panic for me. I don’t think that I am alone in this feeling. Many people are afraid of trying new things and of change. When we can’t see it, or haven’t experienced it, we become fearful. But the only way we grow and evolve is to embrace change and let go of our fear. I know this is easier said then done, but here are some easy steps to help you in letting go of that fear.
 Stay away from labeling yourself. You must be careful with your words. If you say, for example, “I am a fearful person” or “I can’t do this,” then you are setting yourself up for failure. That label then becomes part of you. It starts to control your every move and this is not good.  Labels are mean and don’t do anyone any good. So start changing your dialogue to yourself and say “I am excited to see what will happen next in my life.” Words are very powerful. Use them with care, love and caution.
 Be courageous and take steps to do something new in your life. Get a new hobby. Go skydiving. Step out of your comfort zone. Get a new habit. Be persistent and follow through. As we keep doing things in life, they become easier, forming good, new habits.
 I joined “Toastmasters” this past year, which is an organization that trains people to be public speakers. For my first few speeches, I was really fearful and scared. Now, even on my fifth speech, it’s gotten easier but I’m still a little nervous. But that is okay. I am human. Even the expert speakers told me that they still get nervous before speaking. I am in a whole new place, because I stepped out of my comfort zone and tried to do something new. I actually really enjoy it now. I have created a new direction for me. By doing this I have let go of the fear!
 Start to move your body. When you are fearful of something, get out and move. This is an instant cure. Take a walk or run and build your strength by building your muscles. Fear can be so physically debilitating, so defeat it. When you get stronger in your body, you will see great shifts in your mind and your actions.
 I was training to be the only sales woman for a men’s clothing company. I was a nervous wreck. The more I worked out in the morning, the more strength it gave me. I felt stronger and I was ready physically, mentally and spiritually when I walked through that door. I was prepared and the fear dissipated.
 Stretch yourself as a person. Turn the “I cant’s” to “I can!”
Start with a positive affirmation. Write it, say it and run on it! Believe in yourself and take the steps to grow and evolve. If we don’t grow we really shouldn’t be here. This is no perfect anything in life. Live in the present and find your inner strength, courage and will to be a better person. Let go of your blocks and your fears and live your inspired life. Step up and play ball!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

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Water is Magic
Water makes me feel refreshed, clean and like a whole new person. I love everything from drinking a glass of water, to being by the water, and even my late night baths. Water literally clears your mind, because it is composed of about 70% water. I have learned to enjoy morning showers. The water is invigorating and I have fun singing in the shower. I may not have the best voice, but it gives me a chance to express myself and just be me.
It’s almost summertime now, and one of my favorite things is to go to the beach. I love the sound of the crashing waves, the smell of the salt air, the wide-open expansive space and the feeling that I am alive and free. I still love making sand castles and picking up unusual shells. I even have a shell I picked up many years ago in Florida as a kid. It’s a pink conk shell and it reminds me of the sound of the ocean and being with my grandparents as a little girl.
Being by the water is a time to contemplate where you are in your life, where you might want to go, who you want to spend time with and what really makes you happy. And if you stop and look around you, being near a body of water on a beautiful, sunny day, you’ll experience true happiness.
So get outside, go to the beach, a lake or a stream and bathe in it. Drink some water, swim in the ocean and put your hands up in the sky and say, “I am alive, I am happy, I am free and I am loving my life today.”
And don’t forget to DRINK water. Remember, up to 60% of the human body is water. Water is not only a necessity; it’s a gift. It’s magical. We are surrounded by water. So drink it, bathe in it and listen to the healing sounds on a rainy day. Water is magic and so are you. Abracadabra

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

“Reproof should not exhaust its power upon petty failings.”
-Samuel Johnson

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