We can't continue doing things that we don't like or things we're not meant to do simply because popular phraseology commands that we strive onward.
But it's finally time to emerge from those fluorescent-lit caves that we call home during the coldest months. It's time to get back outside and reconnect with nature after avoiding it for so long.
This 4th-grade girl is learning how to ski jump -- or, well, wanting to learn how to ski jump, as this is her very first time -- and you can feel her nerves in this video.
I tried to pick Zerby up, but by this time, I was no longer his "mom" -- I was some mean lady who makes him bleed. He ran off like a little chicken into the living room.
Birds do self-mutilate sometimes. It's not uncommon. They either pick their feathers out, break their feathers, or pick at their skin. (And BOY is it stressful for their human companions.)
Sunday, March 11th: Anxiety, Panic, & Phobia Support Group Phone CallOnce again this month, DC-based panic attack sufferer Grace is holding her monthly anxiety, panic, and phobia support group phone call.
Not having a sense of control is a huge underlying component for many of my (and perhaps your!) panic attacks. But my phone gives me a sense of control -- is this a good thing or a bad thing?
You know that an evil clown might jump out of the closet. You know that a sudden burst of evil laughter will probably pipe out of an overhead speaker. You don't know the precise nature of what's about to scare you, but you're anticipating something -- anything -- nonetheless.