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Perfectionism is exhausting. It steals your time, your energy, your joy, your life.

You Aren't Lazy — You're Just Terrified: On Paralysis And Perfectionism

Expecting perfection only leaves you with two options: do everything right on the very first try, or don’t even bother. Which is actually only one Read...
Jenni Berrett   |   07.19.17   |   SHARE
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“Is autism my super power?” she asked me, giggling.

Being A Voice For My Daughter's Autism 

“Is autism my super power?” she asked me, giggling. Read...
Pauline Campos    |   07.14.17   |   SHARE
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Poncho, a very handsome boy.

Meet Poncho: The Chihuahua With Social Anxiety & His Very Own Bedroom

To see Poncho’s mom create a solution that comforts him rather than try to correct his nervousness through scolding and punishment is an act of Read...
Jenni Berrett   |   07.7.17   |   SHARE
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Why I Didn't Try To Lose Weight For My Wedding

To take care of myself in the months preceding my wedding I had to make a conscious effort to not dive into dieting. Wedding weight loss was off the Read...
Kristance Harlow    |   07.7.17   |   SHARE
Anxiety and disordered eating will always be there, looming in the back of my mind, ready to appear at any time.

What I Didn't Eat In Paris:Traveling With An Eating Disorder

Instead of falling in love with the culinary paradise, I was stuck in a cycle of disordered eating and dealing with it thousands of miles away from Read...
Caroline Eubanks    |   07.7.17   |   SHARE
I had spent so much time yearning for solitude that I had never really confronted the reality of being alone.

I Love Solitude, But I'm Terrified Of Being Alone

I have sought out solitude my entire life — up until pretty recently, it was a hard thing to come by.  I am the oldest of four siblings within an Read...
Jenni Berrett   |   07.5.17   |   SHARE
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Why I Get So Frustrated With My Pregnant Friends And Friends With Kids

Logically speaking, I fully understood and appreciated the necessity for the shift, but my heart was far less forgiving. Read...
Ally Hirschlag    |   06.30.17   |   SHARE
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Mountains Of Molehills: Inside My Anxious Mind

While I laughed at her old-school idiom, once she explained the concept I knew she was right. I was making a bigger deal out of things than was Read...
Robin Berl    |   06.26.17   |   SHARE
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