Archives for Personal Stories

Anxiety

The Paradox of OCD

As we know, those with obsessive-compulsive disorder typically deal with a lot of anxiety. What if I leave the stove on and burn the house down? What if my...
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Anxiety

My Journey with Anxiety

There is a problem in thinking that you are supposed to be advancing in your practice all the time. You don’t have to constantly be on the road. If...
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Anti-anxiety

First Times and Anxiety

How do you understand when anxiety is finally over? I’ve asked myself this question many times. Let me be frank: I have no answer to that. Nevertheless, a few...
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Anti-anxiety

My Experience with Therapy

My name is Nicole and I am a 37-year-old mother, blogger, mental health awareness advocate, and caregiver who also happens to live with bipolar disorder. I am very happy...
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General

Confessions of a Worrywart

While reading Susan Orlins’s poignant memoir, I was reminded continuously of the catchphrase from the late ’60s and early ’70s feminist movement: “The personal is political.” The specifics of...
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Anxiety

Good Therapy for OCD

With the help of the Internet, my son Dan correctly diagnosed himself with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) at the age of 17. After his diagnosis, his longtime pediatrician recommended he...
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General

Nerve: Poise Under Pressure

In his intelligent and sharp-witted book, Nerve: Poise Under Pressure, Serenity Under Stress, and the Brave New Science of Fear and Cool Taylor Clark is incredibly brave for tackling...
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