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.
There's dreadful sense of verbal oppression that comes along with the word "should", and replacing that word with "want" can help to lift the burdensome pressure.
That's where I gave up. If I couldn't even check the mail without Xanax, I couldn't survive day-to-day life with a fetus swimming around in my uterus. Would it drown in my adrenaline?
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.
Sure, I can give you all sorts of great tips for managing anxiety -- stuff I've learned through therapy, reading, and experience -- but sometimes I'm just flummoxed by my own moods.
Call this "ars bloggetica", if you will. Am I, as a mental health blogger, obligated to stay on the shiny side? Am I allowed to be pessimistic and negative?