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Preparing for the Worst Makes Things Worse

Why the secret to getting through any stressful period is embracing uncertainty

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RRight now, we’re somehow both a few short months and an eternity away from the next election. And whatever your political persuasion, it can be tempting — especially in this bitter, fractious time — to assume a defensive crouch against disaster by assuming the…

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Kathleen Smith

Kathleen Smith

Kathleen Smith is a therapist and author of the book Everything Isn’t Terrible: Conquer Your Insecurities, Interrupt Your Anxiety, and Finally Calm Down.

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