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Emily and Lindsay are two sisters living with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and Anxiety.  Through their life experiences, therapy and a little inspiration, they turned their mental health challenges into a unique mission to support others with similar challenges.  Emily Stetzer shares their story here.
I had always been an anxious girl — from refusing to go to school, to wrestling with the guilt of watching an R-rated movie when I wasn’t allowed, to experiencing terrible anxiety in college — my anxiety had evolved over the years. It was always a part of my life. And part of my family’s life.
My older sister had been diagnosed with OCD in 2005. Her anxieties were very different from mine. She never cried on the way to elementary school, never confessed to our parents for doing the littlest things, nor did she refuse to eat dinner until she finished studying for tests in high school. She would worry about things — like whether or not she flipped the light switch enough times or questioning the reality of life and death — that never even crossed my mind. It was much to my surprise when I finally decided to go to therapy, I learned that I, too,

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Who are your favorite leaders? Of course all-time greats like Oprah, Nelson Mandela, Richard Branson and more come to mind. Yet we also encounter great leaders in our everyday lives: Our children’s coaches and teachers. Our own mentors or the peers who we look up to. The volunteer who runs your local food pantry. Maybe […]
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The stigma around seeing a therapist is not nearly what it once was.  In fact, many understand that going to therapy doesn’t mean there is “something wrong with you” but rather there are things you may not be able to see or understand in yourself that a therapist can help illuminate, then guide you to remove the obstacles that have held you back individually and/or in your relationships.
When I first started my private practice many years ago, it was more common to see shame and embarrassment come up for people when they began therapy.  They were less likely to talk about it with others as they feared the perception of that would be negative.  Over the recent years, however, this has changed.  Many freely talk about their therapists and that they are in individual and couples counseling.  Needing a little support doesn’t have the same negative connotation it used to which I believe was a repellent to seeking help.    The education around mental health has helped push that along immensely.  “It’s ok not be okay,” has been instrumental in that.  The challenges that we have faced societally in the last few years has also exacerbated the need for intervention

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If there’s any one lesson I’ve learned from owning more than a dozen companies, it’s this: Leaders anticipate change while the losers are left reacting to it. The ONLY constant is change. And the funny thing about you and I being alive right now is that technology is like a personal trainer pressing the UP […]
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No matter how successful you are as a business owner, you’re always going to face an urgent need to uncover new opportunities. You cannot let your company plateau instead of pursuing tremendous growth. Yet the market is changing. Passive “farming” sales strategies are not as viable as they used to be. You must learn how […]
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Do you want to be a business owner, not just an operator? Do you want to use your business to live the life of your dreams? Are you an entrepreneur planning your exit strategy so you can build another business? To achieve any of these goals, you’ll need to do one thing: Grow your business. […]
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The old model of advertising is broken. Why? Because it’s too crowded out there. As Tony explains at Business Mastery: Ten years ago, on average, it took a person four exposures to an ad before they took action – meaning if they had an interest within four exposures, the average person would follow through. Today […]
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Do you have a business exit strategy? NASA’s Cassini, an orbiter sent into space in 1997, certainly didn’t. It collected 635 GB of data, traveled 4.9 billion miles and took over 450,000 pictures in the span of 20 years. Cassini was productive and dedicated to its mission – just like a business owner. After a […]
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It’s an incredibly exciting time for health and wellness. From the rise of organic food and healthy eating to the popularity of self-care, yoga and meditation, the tide of medical care is shifting from treating symptoms as they arise to preventing them in the first place. At the same time, technological advancements are driving medicine […]
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Did you know that an adult can go weeks without food, but will die after about 10 days without water? Did you know that an adult can go weeks without food, but will die after about 10 days without water? Water is the essence of life – your brain is 76% water, your blood is […]
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