Fear of Long Words

return to Overcoming Fear When you look at the word hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia, some people might experience fear and anxiety. That would be a normal reaction to hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia because it really means fear of long words. This is not to be confused with Verbophobia, which is the profound fear of words. There really are people who go

The Despair Cycle

Mahatma Gandhi once said that your beliefs become your thoughts. This is true and eventually, you become what you believe in. So if you think a negative thought you will become that thought. It will manifest so to speak. So if you believe you will not get that job, then so be it, you thought

Setting Boundaries

I have had so many people asking me what I thought about Jared Loughner, I thought it would make a good blog for today. I had to think long and hard on this. The shooting in Tucson on that day affected me as I had met and talked with Gabby several times and I knew


The Effects of Anger Don’t go out in the streets! Save yourself! It’s Christmas time and people are their most angriest when shopping and driving. Please, it’s not their fault. Christmas means it is a time for stress and anger. But let’s try to understand it. Medical and psychological research has shown that no matter

Relaxing Meditations

Reduce Stress Let the sounds of the ocean along with gentle breathing help release stress. By becoming relaxed and calm and using visualizations, you can calm yourself. Anxiety and breathing are closely intertwined and go hand in hand. When we are stressed our sympathetic nervous system becomes very active and our breathing increases. By relaxing

Developing Teen Positive Self-Esteem PT 2

Honoring yourself and who you really are is your birthright. So many teens “young adult teens” are so stuck on being adults and demanding they be treated as 40 year-olds, they fail to recognize that they may need to be treated older than they really are because of poor self-esteem. Much like my cousin who

Unconditional Love

Yesterday on facebook I sent a post that had a link to a wonderful non-profit that helps people cope and deal with leaving a certain religion. I sent this as some of my facebook friends are either counselors who treat people who have left this religion, or they themselves have left the religion. Recovery from

Live Healthy Holistic Blog

Tucson Holistic Counseling Letting Go Part 2 So in the first part of this, we talked about what kind of emotional pain we hold onto and why we hold onto it. Today I want to talk a little about how to let go. One of my favorites saying sis; “it’s not the letting go that

Mind Body Spirit Interventions

Mental health is how we think, feel, and act, as we cope with life. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Like physical health, mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence, through adulthood. Everyone feels worried, anxious, sad, or stressed sometimes. But

Children and Mental Health Part 2

Yesterday we talked about depression and ADHD in children and over medicating them for what many believe is just normal behavior. Today and tomorrow, I will be sharing with you some alternative approaches to work with our children’s mental health. Did you know that the vast majority of medical doctors consider ADHD to be of