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This past Sunday I went to church. And the subject was anxiety. I have been attending this church for about a year and a half, almost as long as we have lived in this area. And in this time, my attendance has been spotty so I was particularly surprised that this was the second sermon that focused on anxiety. I live in a fairly affluent area which my husband and I refer to as Maybury, some days I expect I might just see Barney Fife walking down the street. Our town and its sister town is full of highly successful people from old and new money – what could anyone here be anxious about? So my ears perk up, I want to hear this for two reasons: 1) I have dealt with anxiety since I was a small child, 2) clearly my Maybury is full of high achievers also plagued with anxiety. Anxiety raises cortisol levels and in turn impedes our performance both at work and at home. It seems like a bad joke, so many people achieve success only to be confronted by their own anxiety that makes it even harder to continue moving forward.