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LeAnn Rimes Seeks Treatment for Anxiety

As a follow-up to a previous post, Jesse Jackson Jr. Suffering From Depression, I wanted to mention the headline about LeAnn Rimes seeking treatment for anxiety.

Kudos to her for acknowledging she has a problem with anxiety and even better she’s seeking help for it!  

Admitting it isn’t easy (I couldn’t even tell me parents! Ha! Ha! No, no, not so funny…), and probably even harder in the limelight.  

But she stood up and said “you know what? I’m going to remove myself from life for a little bit and get my head straight.”  And I’m glad to hear she’s doing it.

“This is just a time for me to emotionally check out for a second and take care of myself and come back in 30 days as the best 30-year-old woman I can be,” she told the magazine.

Her realistic outlook makes me believe she will succeed in coping with this:

“All the things in my life will be there when I get out, but you know what? I’m hoping they’re not going to affect me as much,” she said. “I’ll have the tools to know how to deal with them.”

Use those tools girl!  Best of luck to her and her family!

My cheese is moving — again!

My boss recently announced she was moving on to another company.  I have one problem with that: I love working for my boss.  So naturally, I started catastrophizing in my head: “Oh no! I will never have another mentor in the work place!  How could she do this to me?!  My next boss will be terrible and I will welcome death over work!  I think everything is just perfect that way it is and nothing should change.”

But how realistic is that?

Have you ever read the book Who Moved My Cheese?: An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life?  Dr. Spencer Johnson does a great job explaining the reality of change and what happens if change is resisted.  He simplifies it down to mice (and humans) looking for cheese in a maze – an example easy to understand, yet profound in its message.   

Read the Wiki synopsis – I’m sure you’ll see yourself in there somewhere…

Change Happens:  They Keep Moving The Cheese

Anticipate Change:  Get Ready For The Cheese To Move

Monitor Change:  Smell The Cheese Often So You Know When It Is Getting Old

Adapt To Change Quickly:  The Quicker You Let Go Of Old Cheese, The Sooner You Can Enjoy New Cheese

Change:  Move With The Cheese

Enjoy Change!  Savor The Adventure And Enjoy The Taste Of New Cheese!

Be Ready To Change Quickly And Enjoy It Again:  They Keep Moving The Cheese.

It’s true – change is scary.   But it’s going to happen, so give in and embrace it, and maybe even enjoy it.  Since my boss will inevitably go on to her next adventure, I might as well accept it.  Cause that’s life.