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My Experience With Anxiety, Depression, Therapy and Taking Anti-Depressants

When I decided to start Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (CBT), I embarked on a quest: I wanted to find out why my brain was my enemy. I didn’t get it. If my brain’s goal was to keep me alive, why was I wanting to not be alive anymore? It didn’t make sense. I wanted to find out what was wrong with my brain. After years of therapy, meditation, and neuroscience research, I got to the conclusion that there was nothing wrong with me....

June 16, 2022 · 8 min · Stefanni Brasil
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Why you don't need to feel confident to be successful

Nothing kills confidence more than waiting to feel confident to do something. You will be waiting forever. Attention and Determination is what you need to achieve your goals – no matter how scary they are. Learning about the power of Attention and Determination made me fall in love with this series about achievement orientation from the First Person Plural podcast. It’s one of my favorite podcasts (after hexdevs, of course ;)....

June 13, 2022 · 4 min · Stefanni Brasil
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Imposter Syndrome? You're doing better than you think.

Hi, welcome! The posts under “/notes” are just that: notes about things I’ve read or watched. I used to just write them for myself. I figured sharing them is more helpful than keeping them just to myself. Enjoy! Sharing a few notes about Imposter Syndrome based on the work of Dr. Vanessa Bohns and Dr. Randy Patterson. The Science of Influence I finished watching this interview with Dr....

January 13, 2022 · 4 min · Stefanni Brasil
Practice until you become self-confident.

8 exercises to build confidence in yourself

I believed I had to be born confident, and I wasn’t, so why keep trying? How happy I am to have been wrong about that! This post offers exercises from the book “The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self-Assurance - What Women Should Know” and from Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. Start practicing these 8 key activities and see how you feel a few weeks from now. Ready? 🚀 Exercises to build self-confidence When in doubt, ACT....

January 28, 2021 · 3 min · Stefanni Brasil