How Loneliness Can Literally Kill You (And What To Do About It)

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Do you consider yourself a lonely person? It could be having a major impact on your health. According to a recent study presented at the 125th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, over 42.6 million Americans over the age … Continue reading

Is Your Social Anxiety Keeping You Unemployed?

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One of the most difficult challenges for people who have social anxiety is finding employment or getting a job that they like. For many, just the idea of going to work and meeting with a boss becomes a nightmare and … Continue reading

Social Anxiety and the Amygdala Hijack

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A lot of our social anxiety is caused by an area in the brain called the amygdala. In many ways, the amygdala can be considered the “home of anxiety.” Neuroscience research shows that the amygdala plays a big role in … Continue reading

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

Why You Should Stay Single (For Now)

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Are you single? If so, it’s not necessarily the worst thing in the world. At times it’s often very important to go through a “single phase,” because it gives you an opportunity to focus on different priorities in your life. … Continue reading