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Why You Should Never Compare Your Pain

Anxiety, Depression, Fear, Mind By March 17, 2016 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , No Comments

Nobody lives a perfect life. Even those people who seem to have the most blessed and successful existences imaginable have those days where they just don’t want to get out of bed. Sooner or later, everyone is going to stumble. Everyone is going to lose, even if it’s only once. Someone you care about suddenly won’t be around any more. Something…

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Defeating the Demon of Loneliness (with the help of Lao Tzu)

Anxiety, Depression, Fear, Mind By February 29, 2016 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , 1 Comment

At one point, I found myself without a community. Perhaps you have, or will, as well. It could be sudden, like any sort of abandonment or death. It could be subtle, like drifting away from your adolescent home. Here is my experience. The demon of loneliness greets me. “Welcome to solitude,” he sneers. “You’ve been rejected,” he whispers. I agree,…


Strategies for Dealing with Anxiety and Anxiety-based Panic Attacks (ABPA)

Anxiety, Depression, Fear, Meditation, Mind, Well Being By February 20, 2016 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , No Comments

~Confessions of a mindfulness and meditation instructor~ Have you ever awakened from a deep sleep realizing that you slept through your morning alarm? Do you recall that feeling of utter terror, thoughts racing about the consequences? How did this happen? Did I forget to set my alarm? How late is it? How much trouble am I in? Will I get…

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The Only Way to Answer HOW is to DO… An In-depth Look

Fear, Life, Mind By February 12, 2016 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , No Comments

Asking yourself or somebody else “HOW?” is a game of the mind. It is not possible to answer this question psychologically. How is a question only to be answered within the material world. And the only way to answer a question, materially, is through some type of action. Whether it be action based in thought or organic motion based in…


Being a Patient in the Mental Health Care System

Anxiety, Depression, Fear, Health, Life By January 5, 2016 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , No Comments

“I don’t care if you’re 3 percent or 99 percent, that’s too much,” said my brother, the emotion heavy in his voice. We were talking about the differences in the way I look at being suicidal, which I do somewhat regularly, suffering from depression and anxiety. The sharpness in his voice really hit me hard and it drew my attention…

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The Coming of the End of the World

Anxiety, Depression, Fear, Mind By December 27, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , , , No Comments

Wearing my pillow as protective headgear, I was pinned to my couch. I winced at the seizure-inducing flickering light of the TV and my blanket was pulled around me like a quilted cocoon. It was the end of the world and I was making sure I was taking care of myself. I didn’t dare step off the sofa as the…