08 Dec '11, 3pm

Turning Your Anxiety Into Creativity

Turning Your Anxiety Into Creativity

by Gini Graham Scott of Changemakers Publishing I just read this article about how the anxiety everyone experiences from time to time can be good for you as well as destructive. As Alice Park describes in “The Two Faces of Anxiety” in the December 5th issue of Time, not all anxiety should be battled. Instead, sometimes you should embrace or even celebrate it, because “the hormones that drive anxiety can be powerful stimulants, arousing the senses to the fullest.” She also points out that besides the ordinary feelings of anxiety we all experience, various types of anxiety disorders affect about 40 million adult Americans — about 18% of the population. Well, that discussion of anxiety got me thinking. If anxiety is so universal and can become severe enough to becomes a mental illness for nearly a fifth of the U.S. population, perhaps it could be mobilized in a positive way. ...

Full article: http://www.youngupstarts.com/2011/12/08/turning-your-anxi...

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