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Why Not Say Something Different?

Why Not Say Something Different?

by STEPHANIE ERICKSON
Contributor

I experience anxiety. I have my entire life.

I used to say that I “suffer” from anxiety and this verb choice had that effect – it made me suffer. One day, I decided to change my language and see if my body, mind and soul would follow. I will share how my rejection of the word “suffer” shaped a new way of living that I never dreamed was possible.

I will illustrate how the power of language creates our realities and challenge you to see how terminology used to describe aging, such as “suffering,” “incapable,” and “disabled,” is creating a system that inspires just that.

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