An Extreme Fear of Disapproval

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We often have an extreme “fear of disapproval” from others, especially those of us who have social anxiety or social phobia. This can often be driven by our evolutionary history (our ancestors depended on social approval from members of their … Continue reading

Pay Attention to Family Patterns and Know When to Change Them

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Our family and close relatives are often times one of the strongest factors in shaping who we are and what we become later in life. You can’t fully understand yourself if you haven’t first looked at the patterns that run … Continue reading

Your Presence is a Gift – And Other Positive Thoughts When Meeting New People

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It’s perfectly natural and normal for many people to feel anxiety when first meeting someone new – whether it’s a guy or girl at a bar, a new boss or coworker, a new friend of a friend, or even just … Continue reading