Overwhelm

Suicide: What to do with suicidal thoughts

By Nicole Urdang | April 13, 2010
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Don’t give up before the miracle happens. Fannie Flagg. The main thing to understand about suicide is: DON’T DO IT! Life may seem darker than an oil slick and bleaker than a bad diagnosis, and still be precious. When you are mired in misery, it’s best to remember that your most important job is taking […]

Frazzled & Overwhelmed: Post Divorce, or Any Other Time

By Nicole Urdang | October 23, 2009
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During major life changes it is easy to feel raw, brittle, and overwhelmed by all the details that need your attention.  Some people become numb when faced with a tsunami of decisions and tasks, and some amp up their activity. It’s not so much how you manifest your inner frenzy, but what you can do […]

Grounding Techniques To Calm Anxiety & Panic

By Nicole Urdang | April 22, 2009
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When overwhelmed by life, it is easy to feel as if you are walking on quicksand.  One manifestation of rootlessness is depersonalization, feeling separate from your body. It is often a result of post-traumatic stress, but can also be triggered by an abundance of current stress. This disjointed feeling can create a fair amount of […]

Support

By Nicole Urdang | January 19, 2009
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  Hillary Rodham Clinton once said, “It takes a village to raise a child.”   Abigail Trafford claims “It takes two to get married, but you get divorced by yourself.”   I believe it takes a village to get divorced.     Here’s my list of the supporting cast necessary to help you through divorce, […]

Dealing with Overwhelming Feelings

By Nicole Urdang | December 3, 2008
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Don’t be afraid of your fear.  When you fight tooth and nail against what is true for you now not only do you deny yourself great opportunities to grow, you add to your misery.  Whatever is front and center is exactly right at this moment, even if it feels lousy. It is perfectly normal to […]