[post status: a little rough, but there’s something useful buried in here!] Here’s some advice you might hear if you’re dealing with anxiety: “It doesn’t matter WHY you’re struggling, accept the feelings and focus instead on the present” Sounds great. But, then, so does this: “we should confront and heal our past traumas so they […]
It seems fairly clear to me is that there’s often a gap between “what we have” and “what we want”. If I were to accurately model this gap using Science(TM) and Art(TM) it’d look something like this:
This post contains excerpts from the early chapters of Walking on Custard. Mistakes were made. Original Photo © d26b73, striatic on Flickr. Worrying has always been my primary way of dealing with the world. And for most of my life, I thought this was normal. (Except for when I got worried that I was worrying […]
How an encounter with a terrifying ant sort-of helps to explain what anxiety is.
And what does it look like in real life?