You can’t tell a worrier to stop worrying. You can’t say to them, “Be mindful of your thoughts. Let them in, and then gently let them go.” It’s not that simple. Worriers will tell you that they have no control over their worried minds. “It’s hereditary,” they say. “It’s an ingrained habit. It’s part of my make-up. I worry a lot. Worry,” they say with a sigh, “is just something I have to live with.” But is this clinically correct? Are some of us born worriers? And i...
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