Tag Archives: Anxiety

An alcoholic in a pandemic: How I fought the anxiety, the lack of routine – and stayed sober throughout

I’ll always be an alcoholic. The drinks cabinet in my Waterford home has earned my gaze more than it did prior to the unwelcome arrival of Covid-19. How could it not? And I will always know my triggers. Thankfully, vodka remains nothing more than a concept for me, as does the prospect of sipping a… Read More »

Depression, anxiety, loneliness are peaking in college students

A survey by a Boston University researcher of nearly 33,000 college students across the country reveals the prevalence of depression and anxiety in young people continues to increase, now reaching its highest levels, a sign of the mounting stress factors due to the coronavirus pandemic, political unrest, and systemic racism and inequality. “Half of students… Read More »

How to ease anxiety naturally

Through gradual exposure to the feared object or situation, either in your imagination or in reality, you gain a greater anxiety of control. Whether you have a full-blown anxiety disorder how are just freaking out, you may not want hoe try medication—at least not yet. How does your breath feel naturally as it leaves your… Read More »

Can you enjoy anxiety

What if there’s a spider in my room And on it goes until you clamp your hands over your ears to keep your brain from exploding out of them. Another day, another blast of anxiety. You want to shove it away; banish it to the outer rings of hell, because you’re convinced if you could… Read More »