Social Anxiety in the Internet-Sphere

It might seem like it’s easier to interact with others online, but social media can provide new stressors and a deeper sense of isolation. Source: For People With Social Anxiety, The Internet Is A Blessing And A Curse | HuffPost I’ve mentioned before that I read articles for a living. It’s not the best living, but it jives fairly well with my social anxiety, generalized anxiety, depression and other diagnoses that impact my ability to successfully work outside the home, and it’s better than making no money at all. Anyway, in the course of that I came upon the article

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Breaking Free

Breaking free is hard. I’ve looked back on my blog posts over the years, which are all over the place of course, and I’ve visited my old writing accounts on various forums. Stopping short of digging out the plastic bins in storage filled with notebooks and journals, little scraps of paper, article and magazine clippings dating back as far as the 1980s — I just wanted to refresh myself on where I’ve been and where I may be going. Countless times I’ve proclaimed to be washed anew. Fresh-eyed. Open-hearted. Ready to forge ahead at my goals full steam only to

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Sleep Subliminal Sessions

About six months ago I found and started listening to these sleep subliminal sessions on YouTube, published by a Thomas Hall (a hypnotherapist in the UK). At the time my anxiety and depression were peaking pretty high and I was feeling really desperate. I’ve been off meds for quite some time now — maybe close to two years? Largely in part due to lack of health insurance. Anyway, having just recently gotten some health insurance again, I looked into getting back to therapy. I contacted literally every mental health practice listed in the approved providers database and guess what? Not

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Alone at Night

Writing prompt courtesy of Writers Write: “Write about being alone at night.” Her melodic laugh fills the room and inspires all around her. Her smile, bright and wide, forces a sort of sparkle in her eyes that draws you in and begs you, too, to be light and airy — happy even. It is like an infectious virus permeating every cell of your body. She is the best friend of your dreams. Always positive. Always upbeat. Always encouraging. Always supportive. Always accepting. Always showing you the bright side of everything. Always there for you. Dependable. Reliable. Adorable. You love being

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A Day Late

and a gazillion dollars short. I fumbled the ball a bit, as I promised to aim for one post a week and here it is a day late. Not to make excuses, but I’ve been really, really, really drowning in overwhelming emotion lately, which may or may not be evident if you’ve peeped any of my other somewhat recent posts. Still floundering but managing to get my chin up for air now and again. It’s difficult to maintain focus on any one thing with so much going on and so many crazy roller coaster rides running at triple speed in

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