Category Archives: Anxiety

Choose your own story

People instinctively follow what has been imposed on them by institutions, parents, friends, colleagues, culture, clergy, and on and on. Most of us never stop to consider the common path laid out before us: go to college, get a high … Continue reading

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Becoming

“You become. It takes a long time. That’s why it doesn’t happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept.” —The Velveteen Rabbit My four year old sat holding a toy … Continue reading

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The “crap” journal

For the past few months, I’ve been waging my own private war against resistance, getting up early to spend some time each day writing.  This time has become sacred to me, for may different reasons, but I’m sorry to say … Continue reading

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Move Closer, Stay Longer

I recently read a book by Dr. Stephanie Burns called Move Closer, Stay Longer. According to her biography, Stephanie Burns has devoted her life to understanding the adult learning process and helping people reach their goals. In her book Move … Continue reading

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Do not worry about tomorrow…

A few months ago, I heard an interview with Jonathan Fields in which he said the following: “Fear is an anticipatory emotion. Once you’re in the moment and you have the ability to actually respond to what’s in front of … Continue reading

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“A” is for…

I draw the blade across my wrist, opening the cut again. I want it to be deep, the scarring permanent. I add more lines. The first had been a reminder. The next two would be an insignia. I physically carve … Continue reading

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A woman’s path to freedom

In a recent interview I heard Glennon Doyle Melton say that there are two important steps to true freedom as a woman. The first: Do it without asking permission. I recently went through a series of painful events that helped … Continue reading

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