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In the forest

In the forest you can hear the rain in the trees before you feel it. You can hear the wind before it reaches you. Faintly first, then louder, then it’s upon you and then all around you.
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Category:Photography

It takes a lot of dedication

I remember reading Disney Adventures Magazine in the 5th grade. Jonathan Taylor Thomas (who I watched on Home Improvement every day but haven’t thought about until this moment) made some kind of joke about people stuffing him in a locker in middle school. That was the start of my anxiety and panic attacks about middle school,...CONTINUE READING
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Category:Anxiety

A jump into therapy

I live in a relatively small town. I called every therapist could find online, by word of mouth, and in the yellow pages–7 in total. One of them returned my call. I’m on her waiting list. But then I found a mental health clinic that had therapists who weren’t listed anywhere. The therapist read me questions...CONTINUE READING
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Category:Anxiety

Be there at the beginning

When you have anxiety, depression, and panic attacks, I’m not sure how long is a reasonable time to wait before getting help from someone who knows what they’re doing. I’m fairly certain that 24 years was too long. I was 8. Gabriel Zapata’s birthday party. There was some idiot older kid who wanted to blindfold himself and...CONTINUE READING
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Category:Anxiety