Author Archive | Lisa Klarner

Approval Seeker

Have you ever made a decision because it would please someone else even though you knew, deep in your gut, that it wasn’t the right decision? Have you ever confidently stated your opinion in a meeting only to leave worrying endlessly about how the other people felt about what you said?… This is something that […]

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Freaking Out on the Inside

As soon as the chair lift started going up, higher and higher, I could almost feel the negative thought creep into my mind and take control of my body. All around me, people at the state fair appeared to be enjoying the fair without a care in the world. My son sat smiling next to me, without […]

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More Than We Can Handle

There are times in my life when it seems like everything is changing.  I recently started a new job and we added a new puppy to our family (which is very exciting!). Changes like these add more daily responsibilities which often causes increased stress and anxiety.  It’s a time when I know I need to […]

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Dealing with Difficult Emotions

Anxious?  Happy?  Angry?  Content?  Whatever emotion you are experiencing, you can appreciate and observe that emotion mindfully.  This will help the “bad” emotions to have less power.  Read the full article on this topic here:  Dealing with Difficult Emotions  (Nature’s Pathways – July 2015)

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Introversion vs. Extroversion

Information about personalities is always presented in different ways.  One simple way to look at personalities is through introversion and extroversion.  Check out the latest article that I published in the Nature’s Pathways magazine.  Enjoy!   Introversion vs. Extroversion – Appreciating Your Unique Style    

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That’s What Friends Are For

My son is nine and I see him developing some strong friendships.  He enjoys spending many hours with the type of friend who appreciates and understands his strengths and challenges.  Of course at nine, kids aren’t so self-reflective, but I observe and see that the friendships grow naturally because of the bond that is developing. […]

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Facing Our Fears

Have you ever experienced fear so intense you felt paralyzed?  I’ll admit, I have many fears – some old, some new.  Fear of heights, fear of failure, fear of never meeting my own expectations in life…  I have been able to move past many of my fears, while others stick around and new ones develop. […]

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Behind the Mask – Finding The Authentic You

How many times has someone asked you, “How’s your day going?”, and you replied with a smile and said “good” while inside you were battling a rollercoaster of emotions related to depression or anxiety? Many of us keep our struggles under a “mask.” We need help, but we don’t ask for it. We want to […]

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Calming the Storms of an Anxious Mind

Anxiety is powerful and intense. For someone with anxiety, when these feelings arise, it is like a storm brewing inside. We try to resist it, but it’s no use sometimes because we allow the negative thoughts to take hold and have an impact on our body. When I feel the anxiety storm growing, I know […]

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