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...
Brain-Taming 101

Brain-Taming 101

 “Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom.” – Soren Kierkegaard They say anxiety is a future-focused problem. Depression is past-focused. Some of us are lucky enough to have both at the same time, meaning the present pretty much rolls along without us. We exist like...