Articles on Personal Stories

Anxiety

OCD is Messy

Since 2008 I have had the privilege of getting to know many people who deal with obsessive-compulsive disorder. We’ve connected through face-to-face meetings, email exchanges, telephone calls, and social...
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Anxiety

Why Don’t I Have OCD?

I was an anxious child. The night before the first day of elementary school each year, I would sleep on top of my already made bed instead of getting...
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Abuse

Let the Tornado Come: A Memoir

In Let the Tornado Come, a poet reflects on her traumatic childhood as she struggles to find a solution to crippling panic attacks. Chin’s memoir switches back and forth in time...
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Aging

Can Surrendering Be Brave?

When trials and tribulations inevitably occur, we tend to want to fight them. According to our society and our customs, fighting tooth and nail against adversity is the brave...
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Abuse

The Biggest Cause of Anxiety

Anxiety is apprehension of experiencing fear in the future. The danger feared isn’t imminent and may not even be known or realistic. In contrast, fear is an emotional and...
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