How to manage holiday anxiety

Every couple of years, my dad and step-mom get all of their progeny together for Thanksgiving. The first time, we stayed in Tahoe and I remember taking a really long and wonderful walk with my step-mom and sitting in the hot tub under the stars with my niece. The second time, we were in Santa … Continue reading How to manage holiday anxiety


Weekly Roundup 11.27.16

This is a short version because I was out of town for most of the week, but here are a few things I enjoyed this week: Manduka Mat Cleaner in Lavender, which helped me wipe up the tears I cried during practice. These comics about introverts, that explain things way better than I ever could. … Continue reading Weekly Roundup 11.27.16

Sad Sunday

Oh guys. Yesterday was a doozy. I started out the day feeling ok, actually. I did all of my normal Sunday morning things: I walked the dog, did the laundry, had my bagel. But as the day went on, I just got more and more blah. I watched Top Gear (a favorite) but it wasn't making … Continue reading Sad Sunday

Weekly Roundup 11.20.16

Here are some things that made me laugh, or think, or both this week: This study about how people process trauma differently. Going to a fundraiser for the amazing non-profit Kids Creative, where I worked for 6 years(? seven?). They teach conflict resolution and anti-bullying using theatre arts. It's the best. These super cute goats. … Continue reading Weekly Roundup 11.20.16

More on the physical effects of anxiety

So, here's the thing. Anxiety is mad physical. We forget that. Commonly, we talk about the emotional and mental toll that conditions like Generalized Anxiety Disorder take on us, but those of us in the know have a whole different take on things. I've written about physical symptoms of the different types of anxious days … Continue reading More on the physical effects of anxiety

Weekly Roundup 11.13.16

As I said before, I have a lot of thoughts and feelings about this election. While I want to speak out about it, that's not the purpose of this blog. I can't promise that it won't find its way into my writing, but I will try to stay focused mostly on anxiety. That being said, … Continue reading Weekly Roundup 11.13.16

After November 8th

I have a lot of feelings about this election and its aftermath. I'm trying to sort through those, and this platform will probably be part of that. I'm working to check my privilege at every opportunity. I'm trying to have hope. I'm working to take actionable steps, because I don't do enough of that. I'm working hard … Continue reading After November 8th