Overcoming the Fear of Relapse

Overcoming the Fear of Relapse

“Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger There I was, living my life with ease. Almost ten months had gone by without a...
Don’t Worry, I’m Scared Too

Don’t Worry, I’m Scared Too

“Nothing gives a fearful man more courage than another’s fear.” – Umberto Eco Growing up I was extremely shy. I didn’t have many friends in elementary and middle school and rarely opened up to anyone. I didn’t even ask my teacher...
Three Easy Ways to Tame Anxiety

Three Easy Ways to Tame Anxiety

“Anxiety’s like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do, but it doesn’t get you very far.” ― Jodi Picoult In the past, I felt as if anxiety were a force that could never be reasoned with. Other people I know who suffer from this debilitating...
When I Said No to Anxiety.

When I Said No to Anxiety.

“If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.” – Lao Tzu I had lost 15 pounds in 3 months. Between work, school, and an unhealthy, quasi-relationship with a man thirteen years older than me, my anxiety had reached an intolerable...