anxiety

After My Breakup, I Realized I Didn’t Miss My Ex — I Missed Who I’d Been When I Was with Her

The denial burned my heart and my throat and I stopped paying attention to myself and all that was happening on the level right below my heartbreak. I was falling apart. And it wasn’t just because of her. More »


Kristen Bell Wrote About Her Depression, And We Need To Talk About How We Talk About This

Actress Kristen Bell recently announced her experience struggling with depression and anxiety, and while I feel her on a deep level, the news saddens me. More »


9 Vegan Avocado Recipes That Will Fill Your Belly And Help With Anxiety

When I set out to find the best vegan avocado recipes, it was difficult to narrow the list down. I would have been anxious, but the avocado I just ate wouldn’t allow it.More »


Woman Makes A Brutally Honest Facebook Post About The Realty Of Living With Anxiety

“God knows why I’m doing this, but people need some home truths..” is how Amber Smith begins her Facebook post that has been shared over 7,000 times since its initial posting on Sunday, April 3rd. Smith, a London resident, then describes the two pictures she posted, seen above.
“Top picture: What I showcase to… More »


I Love You, Effexor, But I Think I Hate You More

Two words: NIGHT. SWEATS. More »


In Case You Needed Another Thing To Worry About, Anxiety Makes You Smell Worse

Just chill out and you’ll smell better! More »


Melissa Broder Is So Sad Today: “My Instinct Is To Be In A Little Hole With Gummy Candy And Wifi”

Talking anxiety, depression, night sweats and open relationships with Melissa Broder, the woman behind the Twitter handle @SoSadToday and a new book of essays by the same name. More »


Check Your Vibes: 38 Things To Stop Stressing Over

Take a chill pill, girl. More »


Check Your Vibes: 11 Ways To Stop Being Such A Worrywart

We’re all just fine, is my point. More »


Anna Wintour Talks Anxiety

“…Mental health I feel is something that you have to talk about. That time from 15 to 16 to your mid- to late- 20s – you look grown up, people think you’re grown up, but you’re still a kid.” More »


Songs To Soothe Your Anxiety, According To Science (And Me)

A chill pill for your ears. More »


Managing Diet And Exercise With My ADHD Brain

I have pretty severe ADHD. That dictates a lot of the way that my life, brain, body, and relationships function, but it’s not something I talk about a lot because – well, I don’t know, I’ve known about it and been living with it for fifteen years. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

But it’s been coming up… More »


On The Unhappy Anniversary Of My Rape

At the exact time that I’m writing this (8:30 a.m. ), on this exact day two years ago, I was reporting my rape. It had happened after midnight on March 10, 2013.

I’ve been trying not to write about it too much, anymore, because I feel like I’ve said everything I need to… More »


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 on March 7, if you… More »


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 down… More »


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 on… More »


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… More »


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… More »


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 ployMore »


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’s… More »


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