The thing about running is that it’s damn near impossible to be stuck in your own head while you’re out there putting one foot in front of the other. You can start a run in your own head. Maybe you’re…
I had a panic attack while at work today and my heart tried to explode out of my chest.
“It is the best of humanity that goes out to walk.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
I believe in hourly meditation instead
Like Prozac, but with fur.
I know what it’s like to be depressed. Really depressed. I am the disappearing boy. When I’m depressed, I shut everyone out of my life. The not-so-funny thing about depression is that most people don’t even know you’re depressed. Everyone…
“There is one consolation in being sick; and that is the possibility that you may recover to a better state than you were ever in before.” Henry David Thoreau I’ve been battling a nasty chest cold the last two weeks.…
Sometimes when you talk to me, what my ears hear with my eyes is a small cloud of grayish white smoke with certain individual black letters poking out. These are unformed words. The words you are saying to me.
Back in September, I was in a dark place, and had been for about six to eight months. Outside of my wife, I’m pretty sure everyone else was oblivious to this fact, which is a bit of a scary thought.…
Why talking to someone is a courageous act.
I woke at 1:30 AM this morning, wrestling with work-related anxiety. You know, because that’s what I want to be thinking of in the middle of the night instead of pleasant dreams of cherry flavored lollipops or hopping around on the back of a giant chocolate bunny rabbit in a wonderful land made of milk chocolate with chocolate fountains and chocolate rivers and chocolate trees. When your thoughts won’t stop racing, what do you do?
When contained, creativity will manifest within you in other, less desirable ways.
When we think of being sick, we don’t often think rosy thoughts or the many benefits that come of it. Wait, being sick has benefits?
Serani continues, pointing to humans’ basic need to understand, citing research that to begin the healing process we must tell our story: “Our personal narrative offers us a chance for not just understanding, but for reorganization [of] our sense of self. A self that was wounded, broken, frightened or lost—but can now be reclaimed.”
Oh, if you’re a bird, be an early bird And catch the worm for your breakfast plate. If you’re a bird, be an early bird— But if you’re a worm, sleep late. — SHEL SILVERSTEIN [stag_dropcap font_size=”75px” style=”squared”]I[/stag_dropcap]t’s not uncommon…
There are times when my mind is at peace, when the anxiety is kept at bay — when all is calm and clear. I walk without worry or distraction. During these moments, I often wonder: is this how someone without anxiety feels on a usual basis?
Presence is a gift. The act of being whole in the moment, unscattered, is worth more than any jewel.
Being does not mean doing. It does not mean not doing. Just be.
A simple breathing exercise and meditation to ease stress and anxiety.
With input from my three year old son.