Last month I tried meditating. The kind where you sit in a quiet place and repeat a mantra. It didn’t go so well. Maybe I was a little too desperate for it to work, or maybe it was because my brain likes to tell stories and refute mantras in quiet moments. Either way it was kind of like trying to pat your head and rub your stomach while watching and waiting for a pot of water to boil. I… Read more »

  “It is difficult, when faced with a situation you cannot control, to admit you can do nothing.” ~ Lemony Snicket, Horseradish: Bitter Truths You Can’t Avoid I am not on a plane, over the ocean.  It only looks that way.   Anxiety sucks. I don’t know what unleashes it first, the need for control or the lack of control.  It’s kind of a chicken/egg thing.  Either way, I know that control is a major factor in my anxiety. Take… Read more »