The Irony of Worry

Worrying about our health is ironic. Most of what we worry about rarely comes to pass and the act of worrying itself can make us sick. The fear that some unusual symptom is the sign of a dreadful disease can send our mind spiraling down the rabbit hole of fear and...

Don’t Borrow Troubles

Worrying about future, potentially unhappy scenarios is unnecessary. It’s like making an advance payment of suffering on something that might never happen. Plus, this unhappy emotional state has momentum that carries itself forward into the future and reduces...

Context Is Everything

When something happens that appears bad, fretting may seem understandable, but that might actually signal a shortsighted view and a lack of understanding. At any point in time, we only see a tiny slice of ultimate truth. Events that seem negative often prove in...

The Untrustworthiness of Fear

Fear is an unreliable motivator. Imminent danger is one thing, but fearing the future because we don’t currently have all the information isn’t rational or sound. We’ve all worried needlessly about so many things that might have happened (but never...

Don’t Worry, Be Happy

This little aphorism may sound jejune, however, it’s actually very deep. Worry, stresses your body, lowers your energy and hampers creative thinking and problem solving. When you trust that future problems will come with solutions, you don’t expend...

Get Out of Your Head

Everyone experiences worry and stress, especially in times of change and new beginnings. Your inner voice can scare you with incomplete stories that make you uneasy and anxious. You can distract yourself or resist the feelings, but they’ll persist because...