Category Archives: anxiety disorder

THE THING ABOUT RETIREMENT

A little over a year ago, I retired from my full-time job as a records scanner for a large medical concern. In reality, it was quitting since there is no Social Security payment involved, but only time that is now … Continue reading

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Eight Week Challenge: STUFF HAPPENS

Stuff happens. Stuff like starting a new medication for my GAD and having it do the exactly reverse effect, throwing me into a full blown anxiety episode. Apparently I have a strange reaction to some drugs. (recall the great Cymbalta withdrawal … Continue reading

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ANXIETY IN PARADISE

  The ocean pounds the shore, a peaceful noise. The air is warm, perfect. Birds sing, the coor of a dove. I have no place to be, no time constraint, nothing on my agenda, yet I am anxious. It is … Continue reading

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ANGER

Anger, like a white dwarf star after implosion, lives on.  Like a star, anger is deadly.  Unlike a star, anger is personal.

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FALLING APART OR TRANSFORMING?

  My world is falling apart. It’s all inside me; the outside is the same as ever. Outside my head, life goes on: Work, chores, cats, sleep, meals, family, writing. But inside, my mind is crawling with worms, my head … Continue reading

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Inkitt Writing Contest, FATED PARADOX

A few days ago, I was invited to enter a writing contest called “Fated Paradox”. The name was so intriguing that I pressed a noir story I’ve considered for a while, something quite different for me (no cats). I have … Continue reading

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LUX: AN AFFIRMATION

In the desperate moments of darkness, between the joy of Lux and the sorrow, I wrote this affirmation. When I stuck by it, things went better; when I didn’t, I was lost. Nothing is perfect. The trip through anxiety is … Continue reading

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