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6 Ways To Deal With An Epidemic Of Worry & Anxiety

Could someone please change the channel! Aren’t you tired of being told to be your authentic self, the best person that you can be, to feel more positive, happier and grateful? Do you look in the mirror, recite the affirmation, “I am beautiful” and do you believe what you say – really? Clearly, these platitudes don’t work in an epidemic of unproductive worry.

Meanwhile the drug industry is booming with commercials now marketing directly to the consumer/ patient, bypassing the doctor. Consider the commercial depicting a depressed woman who is transformed on a beach into a happier version of herself simply by taking a small pill; then the side effects are read by a narrator: stroke, cancer, and death. Wouldn’t you feel anxious taking this pill to make you feel less anxious?

What you can do when you feel anxious, unhappy and ungrateful:
For more information on managing your stress and reclaiming your life read my book, Addicted to Stress: A Woman's 7 Step Program to Reclaim Joy and Spontaneity in Life. To listen to archived radio shows with guest experts visit Turn On Your Inner Light Radio Show

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