Suffering comes in many flavors, but one of the cruelest is when something we used to love becomes a chore. Disliking something that once brought me joy makes me feel sad, hopeless… and even a little guilty, as if I’m betraying myself somehow.
I feel lucky that, these days, most things I spend…
Each attempt to fix my anxiety only unearthed more problems… but it IS possible to get anxiety under control.
Have you ever entered the doldrums? Not the literal doldrums—the tedious places at sea where winds are few and sailors struggled to escape. I mean those times in life when nothing at all feels interesting.
During my regular comedy talk about anxiety there’s an important moment: the first time I mention my experience of suicidality.
A hush usually falls on the room, in sharp contrast to the earlier laughter.
I want the answer. The one, single answer which will solve all my problems.
My anxiety sometimes manifests as health anxiety, and that’s taken me to some unexpected places.
I sometimes felt like my life isn’t worth living.