Sometimes it just is what it is; or, Lenny’s back!

Anxiety has been whirring in the background since I went back to school, and it's been especially tough since the dad passed away. It's the normal stuff: I can fall asleep but can't really stay asleep past 2am, headaches, tight chest when I wake up, the works. Usually by the time I'm done getting ready … Continue reading Sometimes it just is what it is; or, Lenny’s back!

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Lenny, or: my relationship with anxiety

As you guys know, I've been struggling with anxiety for decades now. In the course of my journey with anxiety, I think pretty much every verb under the sun could have been used to describe my relationship to it. At one time or another, I have interacted with anxiety in the following ways(this is by … Continue reading Lenny, or: my relationship with anxiety

Can I Just Get a Minute?

Oh, guys. Never have I ever had a lesson in how the accumulation of small things can just derail you like I did last week. The anxiety was (thankfully) gone for the first part of the week. It was really nice to be able to breathe without feeling like my lungs were going to tear … Continue reading Can I Just Get a Minute?

Anxiety is an endurance race that ever ends and that no one sees you training for

You know those times when nothing huge has happened, but somehow things like not sleeping well, a transition, and/or something hanging over your head has your anxiety likeĀ  This was me for the last week and a half. The reason I kind of dropped off the face of the earth is that we went on … Continue reading Anxiety is an endurance race that ever ends and that no one sees you training for

The matrices of anxiety: how to predict it and what to do about it

I have to start this by saying that I went to one of the best shows ever last weekend: it was called Boy Band Review and it's exactly what it sounds like. Dudes on stage singing all of your favorite *NSYNC, Backstreet Boys, and Boys II Men hits, and then some. And there were dance … Continue reading The matrices of anxiety: how to predict it and what to do about it