worriedWorrying is hard to overcome because in a strange way, it actually makes a lot of sense to your mind. First, you imagine risks and sometimes you are right. So, how do you overcome anxiety when you don't even think it's a problem?

By: Deepak Chopra
Worrying is such a prevalent habit that many worrywarts don't recognize themselves as anxious. In fact, many worriers often feel justified. Why not turn the car around to double check that the doors are locked? Why not worry about how unsafe the world is because of global warming and terrorism?, Convinced of its own beliefs, worry is anxiety backed up by excuses invented by the mind. Worriers Believe They're Doing Good. In a strange way, worriers believe they are doing something good by protecting ourselves and others from danger. Since our minds are filled with every conceivable risk, we wind up being right some of the time. Like hoarders who never throw anything out, worriers uses the same logic. If one item proves useful, it justifies keeping a hundred that aren't. We don't see the obvious: worrying about ninety-nine useless things is a waste of time and emotion. But until we can accept this fact, we will feel justified.


At times, life's everyday stressors can send you into a tailspin. But if you always let your emotions rule, your body won't remember to calm down.

By Deepak Chopra
Fear is a natural reaction built into the mind-body system triggered by danger. After the danger is past, so is the fear response. But when fear spreads out into a general condition, it becomes a mysterious thing: anxiety. Anxious people are afraid even though there is nothing "out there" to be afraid of. Others overreact to triggers that ordinarily should be fairly easy to handle, such as being left alone for a day on their own. Still others are nearly paralyzed by highly specific phobias such as fear of heights, open spaces or insects. What is going on and what can we do about it? Record numbers of people in modern society, predominantly women, suffer from mild to extreme anxiety. Billions of dollars are spent every year on tranquilizers to treat this condition, yet as the doctor writes out a prescription, he knows that the cause of the condition is unknown. Since human beings have lived with the fear response before recorded history, there should be a way to heal anxiety, and perhaps the best way to approach the mild-to-moderate types is not as a disease, but as a challenge. In anxious people, fear is allowed to roam freely; we can truly say that fear rules the mind. Yet it should be that you use your emotions, not that they use you. The challenge is to bring the fear response back under control. Otherwise, anxiety becomes ingrained and over time will spiral downward. The anxious person begins to be afraid of being afraid, because she knows that she has no power against it.

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 A good Home Inspector is honest and detailed, but, there are  six hiddenproblems that even the most detailed Home  Inspector may not find.

By: ABM Environmental Inc., Vancouver, BC 1. Former Marijuana Grow Operations The vast majority of former marijuana grow operations have never been found or known by police. Many people are living in former grow ops without even knowing it. The former growers often cover the mold up but do not re-mediate it properly. The problem is almost impossible to detect by the home inspector. The only sure way to know if there are elevated levels of mold that may pose a health risk is to test the air for mold. The tests ensure the home does not contain toxic black mold common in former grow operations. 2.Leaks And Flooded Areas That Were Not Restored Properly Whether it is a flooded basement, a burst pipe, or an overflowed bath tub, floods do happen often. These floods if not dried properly will leave behind hidden mold. It’s important to ensure the home does not contain toxic levels of hidden mold from past floods by simple testing. 3. Former Leaky Condos With Elevated Levels Of Mold Still In The Building Often after leaky condo restoration work is complete, mold testing is not done to verify if mold spores are at a safe level. Mold can contaminate the interior living areas of the building during the remediation process. Unsafe levels of mold may remain within the building long after leaky condo repairs are completed. Elevated levels of mold pose a health risk. 

COMMON QUESTIONS HOME OWNER'S HAVE REGARDING GROW  OPS AND METH LABS IN THEIR PROPERTY  By: ABM Environmental Inc., Vancouver, BC  Q: It was only a “small” grow op or meth lab for a couple...