Posts Tagged "fear"

What do FOMO and FOGO mean?

Posted on Apr 1, 2016

You may have heard the phrases “Fear Of Missing Out” (FOMO) and “Fear Of Going Out” (FOGO) regularly in conversation, especially as it relates to the younger generation. What does it all mean? FOMO and FOGO are fear-driven experiences that are usually labeled by the younger generation, and are packaged in bursts of acronym-style language to quickly express how someone is feeling, and often on a social media platform. In actuality, the meanings behind these phrases are truly common topics that arise in my work with young adults here in New York City.

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Take a Chance – Make a Change!

Posted on May 16, 2015

We all follow our own path through life, and no one’s journey is the same as anyone else’s. You may dream of attaining certain things in life, but find you’re selling yourself short, or holding yourself back. You reflect on your situation, and notice you’re seemingly stuck in a holding pattern. Why is this, you wonder? Why is it so hard to make a change? Switch jobs, move to a new place, lose or gain weight, fix your relationship with your partner, pick up a new activity or hobby, make new friends. You ask yourself, “What is holding me back from change?”

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Your Self-Worth is Worth a Lot!

Posted on Apr 30, 2015

Do you ever feel as if you don’t deserve success? Or happiness? Do you experience guilt or uncomfortable feelings, even if success or happiness is right in front of you? Do you experience the urge to want to push it all away, even if you’ve worked hard in earning the rewards? If so, you may be struggling with owning, appreciating, and accepting your own self-worth.

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Assertiveness and Boundaries and Confrontation

Posted on Apr 16, 2015

Do you find yourself saying “yes” to everything? Wanting to always please others? Are you worried that you will upset others if you say “no,” or that marching to the beat of your own drum will make people react negatively to you? Do you bite off more than you can chew, for the sake of putting others’ needs ahead of your own? If so, you may be struggling with assertiveness.

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