Dreaming of a life without high-functioning anxiety

High functioning anxiety. I can feel it right now. Punching into my train of thought, trying to slow the words, steady the flow, drop an anchor on this blog post, prevent me from stepping out and declaring that it’s even there at all. “Hide me!” whispers anxiety, “Don’t let them know I’m here.” As if […]

When anxiety is your comfort zone

Anxiety. I’ve often wondered how my life would be without it. Free, easy, relaxed … I’m getting butterflies in my stomach just imagining it. Much as I long for relief from the twisted tightness I’ve come to know so well over the years, the thought of freedom immediately makes me feel anxious. Weird, isn’t it? […]

What do you see when you close your eyes? Or do you feel it like me …

“What do you see when you close your eyes?”  Um, nothing. Blackness. Sometimes some indistinguishable furry shapes. Why? What do you see? I was shocked when I first heard my partner Simon tell me what he could see. He could see all kinds of incredible scenarios, and zoom in and out to the minutest detail. […]