Archive for October, 2011

My Fears and Anxieties from A to Z: Part II

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

Yesterday, I presented a list of my fears from A through M. Many different types of fears made the list — from the more serious (like anxiety itself) to the more whimsical (like joke-telling). Now, here are the rest of my alphabetical anxieties.

My Fears and Anxieties from A to Z: Part I

Monday, October 24th, 2011

After listening to Roz Chast’s NPR interview about her new book of alphabetical fears, What I Hate From A to Z, I felt inspired to pen my own list. It started as an innocuous activity to help me get to sleep, strangely enough, but turned into a very reflective list of fears.

Putting Your Fears and Anxieties in Alphabetical Order

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

So, guess what I did at 4:21 a.m.? I turned on the lights, picked up a pen, and started an alphabetical list of Things That Make Me Anxious.

Meet Today’s Twentysomethings: We’re Anxious, Unemployed and Unsatisfied

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

We might seem fortunate, us young folks, because we’re swimming in expensive and glamorous digital gadgetry. But we’re missing something big. Something my parents’ generation enjoyed as a whole.

An Achy Intermission From My Usual Anxieties

Friday, October 14th, 2011

For the past two or three days, I’ve had a fever, the aches, and a wicked sore throat. As a result, my brain is a worthless pile of mush. For just about everyone, having a cold or the flu is a bummer. But for people with anxiety disorders, it can be extremely unpleasant.

Mental Health Day: Are You Aware of Awareness?

Monday, October 10th, 2011

Awareness is cheap. It’s a simple way to feel like you’re advancing a cause…even when you aren’t. Today is World Mental Health Day and I sincerely hope you join me in doing something positive today for someone else’s mental health or well-being.

Does Technology Corrupt or Enhance the Way You Experience Nature?

Friday, October 7th, 2011

I’ve always tried to keep a wall of separation erected between nature and technology. On my most recent camping trip, I left my iPod at home and my cell phone in the car. I made my fiance leave his new iPad at home.

Panic Attack Humor: ‘My Panic Attack is Having a Panic Attack’

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

But on a serious note, I think the concept of Penelope’s “panic-anic attack” brings up a great point: panic breeds panic.

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