FEAR OF FLYING

Gwen, it has been a very long time since I flew, and I am now thinking about making a trip that would require flying, but I am so afraid to get on a plane...

Ask Gwen: Career Change

I find myself in a place where I am considering a change of career, but I am not sure if it is the right decision at this point. Any suggestions? Gwen's Response: There are many factors...

Ask Gwen: News

I find myself deeply affected by stories in the news. It seems I can hardly process one upsetting story before the next thing happens, sending me spiraling...

Ask Gwen: Family Christmas Dysfunction

I am an adult woman with a dysfunctional family whom I am mostly estranged from, with the exception of the holidays. I continue to participate in family holidays for my children, however I find...

Ask Gwen: Taking On Too Much

I seem to be caught in a cycle of dreaming up healthier ways of living my life, purchasing the things I need to implement these new habits, and then falling off the wagon. I own...

Ask Gwen: Solitude

Dear Gwen, When I am at home by myself I keep the radio or television on in every room to keep me company and have for many years. A close friend pointed out that it...

Ask Gwen: Extracurriculars for kids

I have two children and another on the way. This year my youngest starts kindergarten and we are nervous with anticipation! My mother tells me that, on top of school, the kids should be...

Ask Gwen: Inner Child

Sometimes it feels like my coping mechanisms are like I am placating a child. When I am stressed out, I tend to reach for the chocolate cake and stay up past my bedtime. The next...

Ask Gwen: Lasting Self-Care

Gwen, I hear a lot about the importance of self-care in the media, but despite making time for weekly pedicures and bubble baths I find myself continually in a state of burnout. Could you...

Ask Gwen: Worry

I worry about everything. Any suggestion how I can stop worrying? Gwen's Answer: Worry is a common problem, however, sometimes it can be appropriate and even helpful. This kind of worry about actual, imminent situations, can...

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