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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.

A Panic Attack On Live TV? ABC News Anchor Dan Harris Reflects

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

Panic drives us to do some strange things. It drives us to find a way to escape — to flee from — the uncomfortable physical and mental sensations.

Video: Live Longer, Stay Healthier By Changing The Way You View Stress

Saturday, January 25th, 2014

If you’ve ever suffered from stress — uhm, so, that should be all of you — you NEED to watch this video. Changing the way you view stress can change your body and improve your health.

This Soothing Video Of Baby’s First Bath Will Calm Your Nerves

Saturday, January 11th, 2014

This is one of the most calming videos I’ve watched in a long time. The level of care and attention that woman provides to that tiny, helpless, brand-new human? Oh gosh; it gives me the cutesies.

“Just Calm Down” And Other Non-Helpful Advice For Panickers

Friday, November 8th, 2013

Well-intentioned sentiments like “just calm down” and “there’s nothing wrong with you” = ugh. As a panicker, you know exactly why those phrases aren’t helpful. Right?

What Does A Panic Attack Look Like? Watch This Young Woman’s Honest Video

Saturday, November 2nd, 2013

Popular culture seems to suggest that panic is this super-detectable experience that causes sufferers to pull their hair, widen their eyes, and clutch their fists or faces. Not so.

Apple’s Siri Finally Delivers Suicide Prevention Info

Friday, June 21st, 2013

Apple’s Siri: sometimes clever, sometimes caustic. After a year of referring suicidal users to the nearest bridge, Siri’s latest patch includes contact information for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

My TEDx Talk: Anxiety — Hibernate, Adapt, or Migrate?

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

I wanted to re-frame a breakdown into a breakthrough.

‘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.

“Body Found in River”: Why is This News Story Making Me Laugh?

Thursday, August 9th, 2012

"Body Found in River": Why Is This News Story Making Me Laugh?Does watching the evening news make your anxiety worse?

As an anxiety sufferer, I try to avoid reading and watching too much news. After all, so much of it is negative. It’s like junk food for my brain: a dose of bad news will sugar-rush me into worrying sick about health care or politics or some other major societal issue that I can’t control.

I’ll spin around in a mental tizzy for an hour or so until I finally come back to the here and now.

I can’t avoid news altogether, though. Here’s why: today, a particular news story on my local TV station has me laughing harder than I have in weeks. 

WNEP-TV reports:

Just before noon a body was discovered in the Susquehanna River in the Williamsport area.

Sometimes, things are not quite what they seem, and in this case that is a good thing.

The body was discovered floating face-up in the river just below a spill-dam, an area that has seen drownings before.

Police and the coroner were on scene, fully prepared to investigate a drowning. Sue Hubbard was under that impression, she first spotted the man’s body in shallow water.

“I saw him down there all by myself, second thought was oh my gosh,” said Hubbard.

You might be questioning my sanity right now. After all, I was cracking up at this story. They found a body! In a river! And it was floating! Not to mention that the body was spotted from a running trail on which I occasionally manage to go for walks. What kind of psychopath am I, laughing hysterically at a news story about a body floating in a river?

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