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...
How I Tamed My Wild Horse of a Mind

How I Tamed My Wild Horse of a Mind

“The ego is kind of a big, unwieldy thing.  It’s not so easily tamed or subdued.” – Alan Ball Completely Untamed I don’t remember when I first began feeling anxious.  Perhaps it was in high school, when I feared that I would not get into college,...
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...