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The Perils of Perfectionism

Being a perfectionist, or what psychiatrists call obsessional, is a double-edged sword in our society.  Many competitive situations require hours of effort and near perfect ability, whether it be playing a musical instrument in public, or getting into highly sought after university courses.  But perfectionism is often associated with stress, irritability, personal inflexibility and a […]

Dealing With Worrying, Being Anxious, Being Tense, Unable to Relax, Etc.

NORMAL ANXIETY:   Getting anxious or nervous is a normal protective reflex in situations where we feel uncomfortable or frightened.  It is an automated warning from our brain that we are changing our behaviour or doing something new, or something which possibly has some risks attached to it.  Adrenalin starts to flow, which actually makes […]