After limited progress with prescriptions and talk therapy, psilocybin dramatically sped up the healing decades after a sibling’s suicide.
8 ways to handle the anxiety that follows public violence all too familiar in Colorado
Are you suddenly rethinking all of your daily routines, and wondering just how many could be disrupted by violence? Unfortunately, that’s normal. Does a mundane trip to the grocery store suddenly open doors to fear and dread? Again, that is our new reality. With Colorado now having seen mass shootings at schools, at entertainment centers, […]
To quell the panic and anxiety of coronavirus, I seek survivor’s discipline and take note of details
As a writer, I think I should be writing about the pandemic. But I don’t want to. Not that I haven’t written in my daily journal about my fears and questions over the last two months, but I wrestle with perspective, with what exactly exists in between the drumbeats of COVID-19 and the requisite rhythms […]
Life will never go back to the way it was. And in some ways, it shouldn’t.
As social distancing seemed inevitable in mid-March, my family sped through the weekly to-do list faster than usual. With two young children at home with respiratory issues and an uncertainty of how COVID-19 may affect them, we rushed to fill their medications, stock up the fridge, and come up with a plan to keep our […]
As an adult, I learned to cope with my lifelong anxiety. Now, my tactics fail me.
“…Ready or not, here I come…” Hearing these words, I squeezed my body into the back corner of the windowless storage closet and stealthily flipped off the light switch. I left the door cracked open an inch to keep eyes on the seeker, but this came at a high cost — a sliver of unwelcome […]