Tag Archives: anxiety

Pause

Pause At the intersection of what-the-hell-happened and why-the-hell-did-it happen to me I step off the gas for just a moment but there are no answers on the map of my life. Speeding through the mean streets, I’m pursued by the … Continue reading

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Addictions

I am an addict. Or as my friend says, I have addictions. It’s an important distinction. I am addicted to chocolate. 65% was the gateway to the hard stuff: 88% cacao is my standard. I’ve heard hidden stashes are a … Continue reading

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Find your pearls

“There are pearls in the deep sea, but one must hazard all to find them. If diving once does not bring you pearls, you need not conclude that the sea is without them. Dive again and again.”  –Ramakrishna Step 1: … Continue reading

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Let It Go Part 2

I have been told that we can’t be defined by one experience. Though I am more than the sum of my parts, am I not the total of my experiences? Despite the challenge of moving beyond some difficult memories, I … Continue reading

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Rage against the machine

It has been a tough laundry week. That might not mean much to you, but for someone who lives with an OCD sufferer, messing with the state of clean is dangerous territory. While some with OCD compulsively wash their hands, … Continue reading

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If one shoe is all there is

While speeding off to a doctor’s appointment this morning, I tried to reassure myself that a level of anxiety about an ultrasound is acceptable. The doctor ordered it because she felt something. But why think about what has happened inside … Continue reading

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