Tag: anxiety

Stress test

Stress test

Stress is the great equalizer and our biggest distractor. It is worse than a sting from the ludic loop, mere fodder for over-thinking. But we can dampen its…

overthinker art

The anxiety monster

Thinking is dangerous. But so is anything done in excess. In rumination, we trip over ourselves. To get the mind out of the way — escape the head…

Don't adopt other people's anxiety

Don’t adopt other people’s anxiety

We rely on other people’s testimony. It’s no wonder, therefore, that their anxiety becomes ours. We then cognize every piece of information to fit our nervy narrative. Worries…

Running to safety

Acceptance precedes change, the self-help books proclaim. One can’t advance unless they agree with their current state. Similarly, uncertainty boils with anticipation. The only way to calm the…

De-essentalizing the response

We’re never safe from the torch of fear and anxiety. The only thing we can control is our reaction to the current circumstances. Wrote the poet John Milton…

Making peace with fear

We can make peace with the anxiety of anticipation. But it’s the hope that kills. What we need to gauge the nerves is mental preparation. One way of…

Anxious/Hopeful

Anxious, hopeful or both? A new installation wants to know

The epidemic of worry

[bha size=’120×120′ variation=’01’ align=’alignright’] “He doesn’t give out energy for the benefit of others. He absorbs energy at others’ cost.” – Francis O’Gorman, Worrying: A Literary and Cultural History In…

anxiety is a thinking problem

Anxiety is a thinking problem

Anxiety is a thinking problem. It is a presence in flux, stuck in gear between looking backward and looking forward simultaneously. To better cope with the onslaught of…