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it. Change is an opportunity to become more con-
scious of all aspects of life; our behavior, our roles,
our relationships. Change then, no matter how
uncomfortable, is an opportunity to take stock, to
reevaluate and to take action. The antidote to feel-
ing out of control is to have goals and plans to real-
ise those goals, which can make you feel in control
of the inevitable twists and turns of your existence.
The stress of change is not just brought
about by uncertainty and a perceived lack of con-
trol but also by the need to take a hard look at your-
self. However, it is that honest assessment and the
opportunity for growth that it brings that makes
change not something to resist but something to
embrace. It is what makes us unique and allows us
to create our paths. As Lynn Hall says:
"We did not change as we grew
older; we just became more
clearly ourselves."
Dr. Howard Rankin is a
former psychologist now coach,
speaker and writer with a repu-
tation for taking scientific ideas
and turning them into enter-
taining and engaging content
that any reader can understand
and use. He has run addiction
and eating disorders units as
well as his own center that inte-
grated neuroscience into a psy-
chotherapy practice.
He is an expert in the latest cog-
nitive neuroscience research which shows how humans re-
ally think. Howard has written 10 self-development books
in his own name and has co- or ghostwritten more than 20
others on neuroscience, business, spirituality and sports as
well as writing memoirs. Howard has appeared on all the
major TV networks including CNN, ABC's 20/20 and The
View as well as being featured in leading newspapers and
magazines. He is also the co-presenter on the Master Your
Life show un UK Health Radio