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When Anxiety Sears, Listen, Learn, & Let Go

When Anxiety Sears, Listen, Learn, & Let Go

I walked with a purpose. My goal was to get somewhere quiet and stop the pounding heart from rattling around in my rib-cage. My thoughts raced but no matter how hard I tried, I couldn't shut them down. Like a volcano, they were erupting all around me with heat and fire—singeing my skin and refusing to be extinguished. Anxiety, the mother of all that burns. It's easy to say to someone with anxiety, "Don't worry so much." But at its core, those words signify a blatant ignorance for what anxious Continue reading

What are You Really Afraid of?

What are You Really Afraid of?

"Courage and cowardice are antithetical. Courage is an inner resolution to go forward in spite of obstacles and frightening situations; cowardice is a submissive surrender to circumstance. Courage breeds creative self-affirmation; cowardice produces destructive self-abnegation. Courage faces fear and thereby masters it; cowardice represses fear and is thereby mastered by it. Courageous men never lose the zest for living even though their life situation is zestless; cowardly men, overwhelmed by Continue reading

Together Again!

Together Again!

When I finished high school, I never imagined I'd go back. The few fragile friendships I'd developed disintegrated, real life happened and time passed. The wounds, however, remained. All the petty grievances I'd experienced via insecurity and careless gossip had done their damage. Needless to say, I remember fleeing the school grounds with a kind of euphoria born from the knowledge that I would never, ever have to see those people again. I stayed in touch with those who were real friends and Continue reading