What I Do When I Feel Anxious for No Reason and Nothing Helps

The last few weeks have been hard anxiety-wise. And I have no reason or explanation for it at all. I’m not feeling particularly stressed or worried about anything more than normal. In fact, I’ve been feeling pretty positive about the warming temperatures, a new volunteering opportunity, and the fact that finally, finally, we are replacing … Continue reading What I Do When I Feel Anxious for No Reason and Nothing Helps

How I’m Trying to Be More Patient, Especially with Myself

I am not a naturally patient person. I’ve always been impatient. As a child, I would count down to summer break and movie releases. I was at the bookstore as soon as each Harry Potter book was released. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve gotten more patient about some things. I understand when a chronically ill … Continue reading How I’m Trying to Be More Patient, Especially with Myself

Why Do We Feel the Need to Be “New” and “Improved” at the New Year?

Why do we need to be different? Everywhere this time of year there are advertisements for New Year’s resolutions that will change you: make you better, make you different, make you a new you for the new year. Why do we want that? Why are we so unhappy with who we are? Can we improve … Continue reading Why Do We Feel the Need to Be “New” and “Improved” at the New Year?