Tag Archives: anxiety

The Shared Place

Painful reality, a void expanding. Panic spreading, tingling. Numbness in her hands. Chaotic thoughts dwelling on society’s cruel hatred. Practiced self-care took over, saved her, even when thought was lost. So many likeminded, separated, alone. Might clarity through story turn … Continue reading

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In This Place

In this place, you are. Let all you can’t control flow through. Let go so as to control what you can. Let worry slip away. It does not serve you. It does not serve YOU. You are. You have endured. … Continue reading

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Charting a Better Course

It’s June, summer nears, and I passed a significant anniversary date on May 31st that was the beginning of something big. Yoga. A lot of people take up yoga to some extent or another, but my story also explores the … Continue reading

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How Writing Self-Therapy Saved Me

It’s interesting how my stories trigger these posts, even when the posts aren’t directly about them. This is a post about how the best therapy I’ve ever received was my own writing and how that led to creating my own … Continue reading

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Quieting Anxiety

Her lungs were a bellows with no air. Pacing, hands darting, thoughts racing, catastrophes forming. Unable to settle, yet wanting to hide. Instead, she sought, her quiet place. Stillness. Breathing. In. Out. If chaos screamed, she let it scream, let … Continue reading

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The Year of Fear that Became Creative Redemption

This is about my ongoing Covid-19 lockdown, but it’s also about writing. Oh, but that’s just the beginning because, in the end, it’s about my writing salvation. At the moment the walls were closing in I found purpose. How ironic … Continue reading

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How She Survives

She knew, in that moment after catastrophe, she knew. She knew her greatest enemy would soon arrive, the one she saw each day in the mirror. The one choice, the only choice, was to do what she must to survive. … Continue reading

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Dear World, Mental Illness is Real

It never ceases to amaze me the number of people who pay lip service to the reality of mental illness, but then turn a blind eye when faced with it. Sadly, it’s like that with most everything people can’t see. … Continue reading

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Being New in the New Normal

Buried somewhere in every problem is an opportunity. That could almost be an INFJ mantra. We’re all about self-improvement, but in the midst of the new normal that is Covid-19 there are plenty of obstacles to self-improvement, including anxiety and … Continue reading

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Wielding Determination Through the Anxiety

I really don’t know how else to begin this other than to say, at the moment I’m overwhelmed. It really doesn’t matter. I’ll get through. There’s little that I know better than how to survive. I’m a survivor. It’s what … Continue reading

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