Anxiety–Destroyer of Lives, Part 2: The Things You Need to Know About GAD & Panic Attacks

Last week, I posted Anxiety--Destroyer of Lives, Part 1: My Long & Complicated Relationship With Panic. In it, I gave a brief description of how and when I began experiencing the crippling effects of Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Panic Attacks. If you have not yet read part 1, reading it before you read this post … Continue reading Anxiety–Destroyer of Lives, Part 2: The Things You Need to Know About GAD & Panic Attacks

The Gas Station Motif — A recurring life theme

When I was about fifteen years old, during a visit with his family at Christmas time, my dad told me that the shirt I was wearing made me look like I worked in a gas station. He then proceeded to lecture me about the importance of "dressing for success." (The shirt, by the way, was … Continue reading The Gas Station Motif — A recurring life theme

Getting All Third-Persony About It

Sorry for the delay in posts the last week or so. I've been a little busy trying to start my life all over again, 'n' stuff. (A quick note to new readers: anytime you see words underlined or in a different color, you can click on them to read something related to the current post. Okay, … Continue reading Getting All Third-Persony About It

Beaten! (A truth bomb…)

It's one of those nights, you know? One of those nights when sleep is just not going to come. I've had a lot of those nights lately. Too many to count. More than enough. This year has been................tough. As last year's school year came to a close I was so encouraged and so excited. I … Continue reading Beaten! (A truth bomb…)

Why are we so afraid of tears? (Quote of the Day – May 13)

I love Mr. Rodgers! I remember watching Mr. Rodgers Neighborhood when I was a little kid. I was enchanted by everything about that show--the trolley, the Neighborhood of Make Believe, the arts & crafts, the little science experiments. . .I was even a fan of his shoes! (I have a pair now...shhh!!) What I didn't … Continue reading Why are we so afraid of tears? (Quote of the Day – May 13)