Archive for December, 2012

Nose Surgery: On The First Day of Christmas, My Surgeon Gave To Me…

Sunday, December 30th, 2012

For anyone with an anxiety disorder, surgery can be a special kind of hell. Consider anesthesia: a numbing of our consciousness that’s beyond our own control.


My Personal Caffeine Experiment: The Results

Friday, December 28th, 2012

There are so many variables in any given day that can effect my physiological arousal — not just caffeine, but sleep, weather, exercise, and so on — that it’s pretty difficult to detect when coffee alone is the culprit.


My Personal Caffeine Experiment: The Predictions

Sunday, December 23rd, 2012

Karl, the coffee shop owner, said that I wouldn’t be able to tell the difference between half-decaf and fully-caffeinated Americano. The difference, he said, was so slight. GAME ON, KARL.


My Personal Caffeine Experiment: The Setup

Friday, December 14th, 2012

Six cups of Americano. Six different days. Six different opportunities for me to blindly guess the caffeine content of each drink.


‘Surviving Anxiety’ With Solome Tibebu (And Her Obsessions)

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

I’m always on the lookout for people who share their mental health stories both openly and eloquently, and Salome Tibebu is one of those people. She recently spoke about her OCD at a TEDx event in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area.


Anxiety Society: Finding Strength in Scents, Space, and Sounds

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

“I had told a friend of mine [at school] that I felt like dying, and had a plan to kill myself. She told one of the teachers, and they said the school couldn’t handle me anymore.”


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