October 2017

Oct 06, 2017
" The clock is running. Make the m ost of today. Time waits for no man. Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That's why it is called the present." - Alice Morse Earle, 1902 The clock is running and another holiday is upon us. Another opportunity to make the most of today. I love Thanksgiving for many reasons – family, friends, food, and fall - these are just some of my personal favourites. But as a psychologist who helps people with anxiety, I like Thanksgiving for the lessons it has for us - the focus on gratitude and the focus on the present. If there was a holiday to celebrate Anxiety – let’s call it “Anxiety Day” – it would be about the future (not the present) and what things might possibly happen. Rather than focusing on what IS – anxiety likes to zoom in on what could be . And it doesn’t focus on the good things – it goes for the scary things… Disaster. Disease. Dying. Social rejection. Spiders. You get the idea. I don’t know what type of food you would...