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Take Control of Your Anxiety by Laurie-Ann O'Connor, Harold Shinitzky, Chris Cortman

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Conclusion

You’re on your own. And you know what you know,and you are one who’ll decide where to go.

—Dr. Seuss

When I was a kid, we had an annual family tradition of decorating the faux Christmas tree with the bent branches and not-very-convincing white pine needles. We would also make piping hot chocolate with a variety of Christmas cookies to share, before gathering to watch the holiday specials, including Charlie Brown, the Grinch, and my favorite, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.

The Rudolph cartoon featured the “Abominable Snowman,” the stuff of childhood nightmares: fangs, claws, and an appetite for destruction. But we were relieved when Hermie, the elf who was a Pell Grant shy of dental school, de-fanged and de-clawed the beast. The heart-warming ...

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