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HANDLE WITH CARE | Answering Anxiety

My anxiety is a funny little thing.

On the one hand, it is not fun to be in a state of hyperthinking, hyperanalyzing, hyperprojecting a future that by laws of nature has not arrived yet. On the other, it’s also fun to be in a state of getting flooded by ideas, insights and inspiration. When I’m anxious, everything is ON, body and brain. I get going, and doing. Not all of it is good, not all of it is graceful.

The times I don’t feel anxious are few. Contrary to common advice, calm, serene environments are no guarantee to cure my hyper vigilance. I have had some of my most intense anxious outbursts (or better yet, “inbursts”) at post-card like white sandy beaches alongside the perfect pale-pink sunsets.

Places I feel least anxious: Airports, airplanes. Coffeeshops. Walking through cities.
Interestingly, wandering around in urban spaces with lots of busy business produces a relaxing quality when sitting in a mountain cabin, for instance, will give me cabin-fever within approximately five minutes post-arrival.

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MORE (REAL) LIFE | Too many likes, not enough love

An uneasy admission: I love Mondays. Not because I am work-obsessed, (just a bit), but more so because I find weekends challenging — when the sun comes out (sometimes), couples come out (every-time) and, with them, my securely bottled up, contained feels creep up at me, somewhere from the crevices of my fourth chakra (the heart chakra)...

Just like you I get lonely too - a line from TLC’s song Fanmail and the namesake album (the one that had Scrubs on it) pops into my head.

Thing is, I’m not entirely sure that’s true. The ‘just like you’ part, that is. Thanks to the peepshow in my pocket I have unlimited access to, it strikes me that other folks seem to be doing better at this connecting with other humans thing.

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