Tag Archives: anxiety

She doesn’t want to run away this time

Six years ago on New Year’s Eve a dear friend experienced a sexual assault. A year and a half later she started talking about it but stopped when it became too much, too overwhelming. Other symptoms took over, requiring attention … Continue reading

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Let go of what no longer serves you

There is nothing wrong with you, friend. You are not broken, you are not a failure, a fuckup, a mistake. There is nothing inherently wrong with you. You do not destroy every life you come in contact with. You are … Continue reading

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It’s okay

It’s okay to feel exactly how you feel exactly when you feel it. It’s okay to feel overwhelmed even when “nothing major” is going on. It’s okay to let other people feel how they feel and let yourself feel how … Continue reading

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Rattled frazzled Wednesday

I had been enjoying the slow month of July at work. Several projects and deliverables would be on my plate shortly, but I had no deadlines on my calendar yet and a minimal sense of urgency. In the past, empty … Continue reading

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vulnerability is hard

I’m noticing how often I try to protect myself and others. Perhaps not in the most direct, transparent ways, but I think the root of many habits and tendencies I have is protection. When I tell a lie, or bend … Continue reading

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little victories

The sky cracks open around five in the morning, pounding rain into the ground. The weather channel predicts 60% chance of rain today, but I suppose we have an early start. In the subdued light of early morning, the rain … Continue reading

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Weighted blankets

I love going to the dentist. Well, no, not really– but I love getting x-rays. Well, no, not really. I love when they put the protective heavy blanket on me and I hate when they take it off at the … Continue reading

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