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I met a woman recently who said she had a general “okayness” about the world. She meant that no matter what happened to her, she knew she would land safely back on her feet. This held true regardless of circumstance and people convincing her otherwise. I wondered what it would be like if I felt this way and the repercussions of the world if we all felt okay. Would we take more risks, endure more uncertainty, and be more apt to face our fears?

“I will always have fears, but I need not be my fears, for I have other places within myself from which to speak and act.” -Parker J. Palmer

There are many opportunities in life to test our resilience, venture outside our comfort zones and make significant positive changes to our future. If you are a worrywart, you can learn how to live with more ease. If you have ADHD, you can gain the tools and support you need to function despite any symptom setbacks. The information you receive by being open, reading our posts below, and by taking a risk in re-learning who you are and what you’re capable of are extremely valuable in getting to those “other places within” yourself that Parker J. Palmer speaks of. You are your best advocate and a powerful instigator of change. Sometimes you just need the knowledge to help you get started. Let these posts on dreams, neurons, worrying, introversion and ADHD begin the process toward a more authentic, healthier you.

4 Common Misconceptions About Introverts
(Sorting Out Your Life) – Being shy and quiet are traits not necessarily equated with introverts. Surprised? Discover the true traits that separate introverts from extroverts.

Get Rid of Excessive Worry Once and For All
(Bounce Back) – Worrying won’t prevent bad things from happening to you or help you problem solve. So why worry? Read the most common reasons you’re a worrier and what to do about it.

ADHD Awareness Week: So, You Think You Have ADHD?
(ADHD from A to Zoë) – You’re forgetful, easily distracted and impulsive. Does that mean you have ADHD?  Take this quiz to help you finally determine if you’re symptoms are (ADHD) diagnosis worthy.

Neural Tribe (An Introduction of the Meme)
(360° of Mindful Living) – Who are you? A bunch of neurons probably doesn’t come to mind. But thinking this way can give you a whole new world perspective that will change the way you see yourself, your body and even your dog.

You Needed Last Night’s Dream: Research and Re-thinking
(Healing Together for Couples) – The importance of getting sleep has much to do about our dreams. Learn the different functions of non-REM and REM dreaming and intriguing new findings regarding sleep cycles and the purpose and necessity of dreams.

 


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    Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 22 Oct 2012
    Published on PsychCentral.com. All rights reserved.

APA Reference
Uyemura, B. (2012). Best of Our Blogs: October 23, 2012. Psych Central. Retrieved on August 31, 2014, from http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2012/10/23/best-of-our-blogs-october-23-2012/

 

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