Posts tagged "anxiety"

This Small Penis Party Kind Of Sounds Like A Blast

Ant Smith is a crusader for small-penis acceptance and that is fucking boss, if you ask me. After several months of performing his small penis anthem “Shorty” at open mics and gathering other men’s performances on his blog, he’s organizing a “Big Small Penis Party” in London, to take place o…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 18, 2015

Mommie Dearest: I’m A Parent With Postpartum Anxiety

When it started, I thought it was just a stomach thing. I had probably unwittingly eaten some dairy, my usual digestive foe. But the mild nausea showed no signs of letting up. Two weeks, then three. I couldn't ignore it anymore. It had gone from a minor inconvenience to an omnipresent feeling, lurking deep dow…
By: Avital Norman Nathman / February 6, 2015

Jeff Bridges’ Sleeping Tapes: An Insomniac’s Review

I woke up at 2 AM last night and didn’t go back to sleep! It was great, and by “great” I mean nerve-wracking and tiresome. The night before that, I had a trauma nightmare and woke up in the middle of the night. It’s great. Super great. So great that I’ve given up completely o…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 5, 2015

The Simplest Way To Squash Your Anxiety And Feel Less Sucky

I slept for a total of four hours last night. I tossed and turned, because of a migraine, and stressed myself out about whether or not I'd call in sick today and, if I did, being a freelancer, would I be able to make my rent on January 1st? My brain was struggling and I…
By: YourTango.com / December 26, 2014

Depression Sucks: The “Better” I Get, The “Worse” I Feel

I've had anxiety and depression for years, long before I started therapy and began taking medication under the advisement of a psychiatrist. I look back at my teenage and college years and see glaring signs that I was unhappy but didn't know how to put it into words that anyone, including myself, could understand. Mental…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 6, 2014

4 Essential Travel Tips For The Chronically Anxious

So if we’re not all clear on the fact that I deal with sometimes-crippling anxiety as a result of PTSD yet, let’s just put that out there now. I tried to cure it by going on a big adventure, thereby exposing myself to constant emotional stimulation/isolation and it turned out to be an unsuccessful…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / August 8, 2014

8 Things To Understand About Panic Attacks & How To Deal With Them

I remember my first panic attack in more detail than I remember losing my virginity or the first time I drove a car by myself. (I guess vivid terror of suddenly not being able to breathe really ingrains itself into your psyche.) It was 1998 and I was watching the "Psycho" remake with my family'…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 25, 2014

16 Tiny Changes That Make Life Easier

Sometimes I feel totally overwhelmed at the thought of how much I want to accomplish in a given day or week, or how much growing stands between me and whatever distant, self-actualized ideal I hope to someday be. On days when I wake up cranky, thinking about stuff like this creates a snowball effect and…
By: Claire Hannum / June 15, 2014

Study: Fear Of Eternal Loneliness Makes Single People Settle For Crappy Relationships

You probably want to sit down for what I'm about to tell you because it's going to blow the lid off everything you thought you knew about relationships. A new study done at the University of Toronto's Department of Psychology discovered that…
By: Ami Angelowicz / December 3, 2013

Cuddling With A Stuffed Animal May Help Cure Your Depression (Seriously!)

Most of the "scientific studies" in the Daily Mail make me chuckle (new survey from a contact lens manufacturer says that 90% of people feel self-conscious about wearing glasses!) but this one -- about low self-esteem, existential angst and stuffed animals -- is worth seriou…
By: Ami Angelowicz / November 19, 2013

Robert Pattinson Talks Anxiety, Insecurity, Being “Quite Sensitive”

The more Robert Pattinson speaks, the more I am convinced that he is The Boyfriend for me. This confounds my better judgement, because there are few things in the zeitgeist of the past ~5 years that I've enjoyed less than "Twilight," but Robert Pattinson, the real Robert Pattinson, is a strange and wonderful being.
By: Rachel Krause / September 17, 2013

This Is What Anxiety Looks Like

Photographer John William Keedy was interested in trying to visualize the dark edges of anxiety. In his series, It's Hardly Noticeable, Keedy generates powerful visual metaphors that encapsulate just how oppressive and maddening anxiety can feel. The title alone refers to what people with anxiety can fixate on, feel or worry about, that may elude people…
By: Julie Gerstein / July 26, 2013

7 Sort-Of Rules For Living (And Being Okay) With Anxiety

Do you have anxiety? You're in good company. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, there's around 40 million people dealing with anxiety disorders in the U.S. alone. That's a lot of friggin' people -- and I…
By: Julie Gerstein / June 27, 2013

Girl Talk: Going Off Of Antidepressants Will Make You Feel Worse Than Depressed

Greetings from zombie-land. That's where I'm currently residing as I go through antidepressant withdrawal. It's a horribly dizzying place, filled with bouts of insomnia, nausea and an episode of neverending flu. It's not a place I recommend visiting, and yet, I've found myself here because I decided to get off of Paxil, the anti-anxiety drug…
By: Julie Gerstein / February 5, 2013

7 Majorly Anxiety-Producing Movies

According to prominent horror critics, the things that scare us as a culture usually have a lot to do with whatever we repress and suppress. Horror is about the thin boundary between the outside and the inside being broken -- both literally, as in the piercing of skin, and metaphorically, as in the destruction of…
By: Julie Gerstein / November 1, 2012

Girl Talk: Going To A Nude Beach Made Me Feel A Little Better About Life

I am not a beach person. The way seagulls swoop over your head like rats with wings terrifies me. I hate that feeling of sand caked in every crevice. But when my friend Thomas invited my husband and I to a nude federal beach in New Jersey, rumored to be filled with spectacularly hung me…
By: Rachel White / October 8, 2012

Girl Talk: It Got Better

I used to be the sort of person who was always looking for the next big thing. In high school, I wanted to be in college. In college, I wanted to have a job. Every job I had, I wanted to be more successful. I didn't learn about stillness, about just being, until I had…
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 1, 2012

8 Common Anxiety Dreams And What They Mean

Let's talk about anxiety dreams, shall we? They suck. But we all have them, no matter how much we have our act together in real life. Anxiety dreams happen when the stress, fear and worries of daily life infiltrate our unconscious mind. Or conversely, when there's some crap we're not ready to deal with, the…
By: Ami Angelowicz / August 27, 2012

12 Self-Help Books That Actually Work

Self help books get a bad rap sometimes, I think. They're seen as the province of walking, talking "Cathy" cartoons and hippie-dippie-fruit-loop types. That couldn't be less true:  there are many different types of self-help books for all kinds of problems. Some books are more spiritual while others are more practical, as in teaching you…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 24, 2012

12 Totally Free Ways To Improve Your Mental Health

We all feel a little crazy sometimes (for me, "sometimes" means at least three times a day), and while we're big proponents of therapy and other structured forms of mental health support here at The Frisky, there are times when limited funds or busy schedules make it tough to get professional help. In honor…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / August 21, 2012
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