Articles on Anxiety

Novelty-Seeking and Risk-Taking

Novelty-Seeking and Risk-Taking

“The only thing worse than taking risks in adolescence is NOT taking risks” -- Daniel Siegel, MD   The above quote is one of my favourites from Daniel Siegel, a very influential adolescent psychiatrist. I repeat the quote often and I truly believe in it. Teens...

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Out with Perfectionism!

Out with Perfectionism!

As I was writing this article, I wanted to make sure my grammar was perfect. Then I thought, wouldn’t it be awesome, if there were mistakes throughout? And I was ok with this? The perfectionist in me didn’t like this idea, but,  if you see any mistakes, you'll know I...

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Anxiety is Not a Feeling

Anxiety is Not a Feeling

It wouldn’t be unusual for you to hear a person say that they are feeling anxious. However, anxiety is actually not a feeling! I describe anxiety as a lid on unwanted or undesirable emotions. We have to feel our feelings AND we have to feel competent with handling...

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