How I Finally Loosened Anxiety’s Grip on Me

How I Finally Loosened Anxiety’s Grip on Me

“It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important.” – Arthur Conan Doyle, The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes As a child, all I wanted to do was figure out how to be safe with my family. I didn’t grow up with bad people, just...
How I Lost All Hope But Gained Freedom

How I Lost All Hope But Gained Freedom

In the movie Fight Club, Edward Norton’s character says, “Losing all hope was freedom.” It’s a quote that strikes you, because it deals with two important concepts—hope and freedom—and pits them against each other in a way you wouldn’t...
How Art Can Heal Anxiety

How Art Can Heal Anxiety

“The soul always knows what to do to heal itself. The challenge is the silence the mind.” – Caroline Myss When will this stop? Perched on the edge of the couch in my dark apartment, I draw deep breaths and pinch my eyes shut, my head in my hands. My throat...
How I Put Chronic Worry Behind Me

How I Put Chronic Worry Behind Me

“Worry is a misuse of the imagination.”  – Dan Zadra I’m a worrywart, or should I say a recovering worrywart. The thing that started me on my path to recovery is the very thing that I tended to worry about the most – my health. The slightest illness...