fearlessness

Why anxiety is caused by information in our brains

Our brains have the ability to store information Neuroscience has shown that our brains have the ability to store information. For example, if we’ve never seen a tennis ball, we may be unable to identify one. However, after learning what a tennis ball is, we’ll be able to recognize tennis balls for the rest of …

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Where do our thoughts come from?

In cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), which is an evidence-based therapeutic modality for reducing anxiety, core beliefs are thought to underlie automatic thoughts. Interestingly, I’d argue that beliefs are thoughts we’ve decided to “install” in our brains to help us process life. Julie Simmons, a licensed therapist, explains this point below: As such, beliefs are thoughts …

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Illustration of how & why we get emotional

Illustration: Before self-reflection – These are a few reasons why a particular person may get anxious Note: The individual may not know they think in this manner and that this way of thinking (these beliefs) can be changed.   After self-reflecting on why they get emotional  The individual identified and dropped the belief that they should …

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Why do we get anxious? Proof included

It may sound nonsensical or controversial, but I’ll prove with a real-life counseling session of mine–used throughout this article–that we get anxious because we unknowingly or knowingly think we should be anxious about whatever we’re anxious about. Note: This article is not speaking on anxiety that has physiological causes like low blood sugar.

June 5 – June 11 Recap: Notable Answers to questions and shared perspectives from me

This post contains questions I’ve answered and perspectives I’ve shared during the week of June 5- June 11. Some of my responses are short while others are more detailed and contain more back and forth engagements.

Topics: Some beliefs that fuel loneliness and the fear of being alone, being a contrarian thinker, risks of relying on lust & attraction for non-platonic relationships

Do you need to be in relationship w/others to emotionally heal or be ok with YOURSELF? I say no and Miley Cyrus seems to agree as well

This post would likely be of interest to: single people uncomfortable with their singleness, people that want to leave a relationship but fear doing so, people that think being in a relationship is “better” than being single….this isn’t an exhaustive list so there may be other audiences interested in this content

How gratitude and contentment can help you fearlessly pursue what you want

Concepts discussed: fearlessness If you’re coming from my Instagram post feel free to jump straight to the story section of this article. If you’re new to this article I encourage you to watch the Instagram video and read the caption where I share thoughts on how I think Lebron used gratitude and contentment to handle …

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Perception: A reason why we experience performance anxiety which sometimes keeps us from our best

Concepts discussed: emotions Have you ever wondered why you act perfectly fine with people you’re close to and sometimes struggle to be this normal when interacting with a secret admirer or complete strangers? The same social behaviors you flawlessly executed with friends struggled to manifest themselves in a different but similar social situation. This article …

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Some people suggest that imposter syndrome is a positive but is it?

Concepts discussed in this post: imposter syndrome Some people and entities like the article in the below instagram post may assert that having imposter syndrome is a benefit. Rather than accept this perspective I’d encourage anyone to self-analyze and determine for his or herself if having imposter syndrome is a benefit. I’ve had imposter syndrome …

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