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Hurricane Sandy, You’re Making Me Nervous!

Sunday, October 28th, 2012

While soaking in all of this information might help to make me more certain, it definitely jars my nerves.


The Sound of Rain: Soothing, or Anxiety Trigger? (Part 2)

Friday, May 11th, 2012

There wasn’t a single place I could go during a rainstorm and feel safe. There wasn’t a single place in that damn office where I could allow my panicky feelings to de-escalate.


The Sound of Rain: Soothing, or Anxiety Trigger? (Part 1)

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

Each downpour filled the entire office with an ambient white noise that spiked my adrenaline level. When it rained, I couldn’t sit still.


Are You Afraid of Lightning? (I Wasn’t, Really…Until Yesterday)

Thursday, July 14th, 2011

The other week, I finally bought some light-blocking curtains for the bedroom. (“Helps reduce stress and improve sleep!” boasted the plastic package.) Glad to finally have a dark room to retreat to, I drew the curtains shut. Save the light of the alarm clock, I was in near complete darkness. Ahhhh. Perfect.

For about five seconds or so.


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