Holidays can be wonderful, relaxing, stressful and chaotic, and most of us very recently got a taste of all of the above. Every year after the big number on the calendar changes I find myself evaluating the holidays, comparing them to the previous year and finding both regrets and resolutions in the process of reflecting […]Read more "Regret and resolution"
For a person who doesn’t believe in time travel or having any control in life outside of their own free will it seems slightly ridiculous to even consider the possibility before answering the timeless question, if you could change anything about your past, what would it be? I have answered this on several occasions with […]Read more "growing pains"
I was never told that it was acceptable to give up. I was always taught to never give up, and this has become a problem. It is a dangerous mindset to have, that you should never give up on anything, especially for someone with anxiety. Anxious people want to have control over every person, thing, […]Read more "permission to give up"
I am no expert in psychology, but pondering the old nature vs. nurture debate I have always felt like a product of my environment as far as my personality and behavior are concerned. To a certain extent I can understand how personality traits can be hereditary, but I am not at all convinced that my […]Read more "pardon my personality"
Worry is the cornerstone of an anxiety disorder. If you’re like me you worry about things more than they deserve to be worried about and after spending way too much time cycling between feeling crazy and being utterly amazed at how powerful the mind is and how often thoughts and feelings can be bizarrely inaccurate, […]Read more "when everything scares you"
Coming out of the holiday season and into the new year has me reflecting on the lessons and experiences last year brought and premeditating on what is still to come. Weirdly enough I’m finding myself in an unfamiliar place of serenity, feeling assured that whatever the upcoming year has in store, I will be able […]Read more "in defense of caring less"
My experience with anxiety started out slow. When I was a child I remember having separation anxiety at school. I just wanted my mom all the time and rarely felt okay when I wasn’t around her. I also suffered from a sleep disorder known as night terrors. All throughout high school and college I had […]Read more "anxiety is in the air"