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Video: Earthquake On Live TV? These Anchors Calmly Own It

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

I so admire the KTLA news anchors who let cooler heads prevail during last week’s St. Patrick’s Day earthquake in Los Angeles.

Low Blood Sugar And Panic Attacks: How Are They Related?

Sunday, February 23rd, 2014

“Is this a panic attack?” you ask yourself. You know that a racing heart and a woozy head usually signify an intense head-on collision with panic is just around the corner — or is something else amiss?

Why Yoga Is Both Awesome And Terrible, Part 2: Accepting Your Body

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

She asked us to breathe out when my body was craving a gulp of air. She asked us to inhale for the duration of a pose, which made me lightheaded. It just didn’t feel right. None of it felt good.

Why Yoga Is Both Awesome And Terrible, Part 1: Fighting Your Body

Monday, November 25th, 2013

How might yoga, a physical practice associated with inner peace and relaxation, possibly cause stress? Let me count the ways.

Two Pieces Of Peace From Nervous Suffering

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

The residual shakiness or jellylegs you experience after a panic attack are not part of the panic attack itself — they are artifacts.

Why Order Your Fears Into A Hierarchy?

Monday, September 23rd, 2013

Elementary school math: you start with the basics, and only challenge yourself further once you’ve mastered a level. Addition, subtraction, multiplication, division. Why should approaching anxiety and phobias be any different?

What Does Google Autocomplete Tell Us About Anxiety?

Monday, July 15th, 2013

If you snoop hard enough, you can likely determine all sorts of details about the person — and their culture — based upon what they toss in the trash.

How Anxiety Drove Me To (Not) Drink

Friday, July 5th, 2013

Alcohol makes me nauseous. Nausea makes me panicky. Am I simply making a logical choice, or am I making an emotional one?

How Can I Treat Anxiety-Related Nausea?

Thursday, June 13th, 2013

We collapsed the camping tent and, immediately, my symbolic safe space had been rolled up into a bag. Enter the nausea.

Customer Service? Customer Nervous.

Saturday, June 1st, 2013

What about your router? Can you reset your router? Oh geez, so many questions. So much breath.

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