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This is the place where we know that the more we fight the worry the more worried we become.
What if you could allow yourself to be a woman worrier and woman warrior?
Someone who is strong, capable and resilient, come what may.
It’s time to stop battling against yourself and start using your power to meet the challenges of everyday with energy purpose, and bravery.

Dec 21, 2020

How can you celebrate when you’re so worried? That’s a question a lot of us are asking this holiday season. In this episode of Woman Worriers, host Elizabeth Cush offers tips for finding joy during the holidays and throughout the winter.


“It’s hard to imagine that this year will finally end.” — Elizabeth Cush

“How do we bring ourselves back from this sense that everything is screwed up?” — Elizabeth Cush

“We have to work toward shifting our focus to the positives.” — Elizabeth Cush

“So how do we shift our perspective from the negative to the positive?” — Elizabeth Cush

“We no longer have wild animals stalking us, so our brains find other things—everyday things—to see as dangerous.” — Elizabeth Cush

“We can acknowledge the negative and be more attentive and attuned to the positives in our lives.” — Elizabeth Cush

“By intentionally shifting our focus, we can change our mood.” — Elizabeth Cush

Thanksgiving and Hanukkah are over. We’re heading toward Christmas, Kwaanza and New Year’s. Do we celebrate? Or do we dread the three months of winter that begin in the Northern Hemisphere this week? The stresses of the holidays and the cold, dark days of winter can make it easy to get stuck in negativity, especially this year. In this week’s episode of the Woman Worriers podcast, host Elizabeth Cush, LGPC, a licensed professional therapist and founder of Progression Counseling in Annapolis, Md., explains why we’re hardwired to worry and why we don’t have to let our natural tendencies toward negativity take over our holidays—or any other time. She also shares five easy practices you can use to shift your focus from negative to positive, to improve your mood and to find everyday joys in being alive. 

Listen and learn:

  • Why this year might feel more messed up than usual—and why it doesn’t matter
  • Why we naturally tend to notice and remember negative things
  • What our “tigers” often look like today
  • How we can manage our instinct to focus on the negative so we don’t stress out so much
  • Whether focusing on the positive makes you naïve or in denial
  • Why we continually need to practice shifting our focus
  • 5 simple suggestions for bringing more hope, joy and positive feelings into your life