Author Archive | Lisa Klarner

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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The Power of Our Thoughts: Using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Anxiety

There are many types of therapies that can be used to treat anxiety.  One type of therapy I used was called Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or CBT.  This technique was a great help in my healing.  You can find out more about CBT in the Nature’s Pathways article I published this month.

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Social Anxiety Disorder at School

I’ve been reflecting on the past lately, thinking about the days when I had unbearable anxiety in social situations. Sitting in a classroom listening to the teacher, my heart would pound intensely, my palms slick with sweat, my stomach tight as the dreaded ball of heat formed and crept from my stomach, up through my […]

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How to support a person with anxiety

It’s often difficult for people to know what to say to a person suffering with social anxiety disorder.  This Huffington Post article gives some high level suggestions on the way to handle  a conversation with someone who has anxiety:   http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/16/what-to-say-anxiety_n_5978918.html?&ncid=tweetlnkushpmg00000033

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What are people with social anxiety thinking?

Came across this article in Psychology Today and the author, Dr. Leahy, does an excellent job explaining what a person with social anxiety is thinking.  Read on to check it out yourself…   http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/anxiety-files/201410/social-anxiety-what-will-people-think

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