Sidelong Thoughts

   on Your Life & Career

July 31, 2020

Back in the 90’s when I was studying psychology, I discovered the MBTI, the Myers Briggs Type Indicator.  It’s an instrument that helps you identify some very interesting personality traits.  It was such a revelation and explained so much.  I was always the different o...

July 22, 2020

I remember my first blog posts of this year, 2020. I loved the pun I could make with “2020 vision” - how this was going to be a year of clarity, growth and the excitement that would be precipitated by these revelations and changes.

Expect the Unexpected

I wasn’t expectin...

July 22, 2020

A number of years ago, I was on a plane to the west coast where I was scheduled to run the fourth series of focus groups on anxiety and how people coped. We had already spoken to people in the Northeast, South and Midwest. There were so many stories – some were disturb...

July 22, 2020

External Focus:

In the last article, we talked about the value of Focusing inward to change our experience of anxiety. Most people who feel anxious – increased heart rate, rapid breathing, headache, nausea, [the list goes on]; often accompanied by a sense of dread – te...

July 22, 2020

One of my clients just had an extraordinary revelation in a conversation we were having that may have changed her life forever.

We were talking about her adjustment to single life after an 18 year marriage that she believed was going to be forever.

She sighed, it was not...


Isn’t that part of the issue, that we get anxious when we CAN’T focus?

Aren’t Anxiety and Focus Opposites?

There are misconceptions about anxiety that we need to reconsider. You’ll be amazed at how much better you’re able to handle these distressing feelings when we...

Especially in times of COVID-19 confinement, it’s so easy to get our feelings hurt even from the ones we know have our best interests at heart. Ordinarily, we spend time with many people everyday who are apt to say nice things. “You look great today.” “What a neat idea...

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