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How does an anxious person learn to trust their instincts?

What are some good hacks for figuring out whether my feelings in a given situation are a result of unhealthy anxiety or healthy intuition? [more inside]
posted by rockpaperdynamite on Nov 25, 2012 - 12 answers

 

Why instinctually cover my ears instead of turn away?

I've noticed something curious about how I react to unexpected stressful or scary situations . . . my instinctual reaction is always to cover my ears. This is even if something isn't loud and is going to be more visually distressing, like once when I saw a baby launched out of a car seat that was placed precariously in the front section of a grocery store cart. Why do you think I do this? I also find it comforting to fall asleep to a white noise machine, cancel out noises while on an airplane, etc. etc. so I wonder if this is related. No childhood traumas or anything like that, in case relevant.
posted by lovingkindness on Jan 19, 2012 - 9 answers

Cat adopts stuffed animal. Weird?

My cat has grown attached to a stuffed animal. Specifically, a raccoon. What instincts are at work here? [more inside]
posted by inkytea on Jan 19, 2010 - 55 answers

Why can't we all get along?

HELP! My new dog has a real problem with my cats. The situation seems unsolvable. More inside. [more inside]
posted by Shane on May 16, 2004 - 18 answers

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