What an honor it is to have received an honorable mention in the prestigious Al Blanchard Award, 2017. And what fun it was to attend the Crime Bake awards banquet Saturday evening in Woburn Massachusetts.
Your brain loves to play and one of its favorite games is that of answering questions. So, if you want to entertain your brain, ask it questions. But if you want to deal more effectively with your anxiety and create a new feeling of calm in your life, you need to ask yourself better questions. Better questions are specific, and designed to give you useful answers. Useful answers offer you new information about your fears that will go a long way in helping you create the peaceful life you’ve been longing for.
Here you are, standing at the edge of your comfort zone with big dreams for your future. Maybe you’re thinking of changing careers, hope to go back to school, or you want to meet someone new. But fear of the unknown is keeping you frozen in place.
I learned to drive in an old Dodge Dart. It was a sturdy, dependable car, perfect for a new driver, except for one little idiosyncrasy.
Its emergency brake, once engaged, didn’t want to let go. I’d been taught to pull on the emergency brake when the car was not in use, so, releasing the emergency brake was a necessary part of starting the car.
Do you start worrying about Monday morning sometime late Sunday afternoon? If so, you’re not alone. In a 2015 Monster.com poll, 76% of the respondents experience “really bad,” Sunday night blues. Anxiety about the week ahead can make you miserable and ruin an otherwise wonderful weekend.