People | Bodies
Missing Hope: A Trio of Miscarriages, and What Happened After

I have been afraid most days of my life, which is what anxiety is, and the months of this pregnancy have been the most anxious of my life.

May 9, 2018
People | A Cure for Fear
Panic Is

“Panic is terror distilled, a bouillon cube of anxiety for your already-rattled nervous system.”

Sep 6, 2017
People | A Cure for Fear
‘Psycho’ for the Anxious: Why Horror Movies Bring Me Comfort

“I know I am about to be afraid, and I am also about to be just fine. This is controlled terror.”

Aug 7, 2017
People | A Cure for Fear
On Anxiety, Writing, and Taking the Nature Cure

The nature or “West cure” was developed in the nineteenth century to treat men with anxiety. Women were sent to bed.

Jul 10, 2017
People | A Cure for Fear
Why Faith Is No Substitute for Honesty About Mental Health

“We could wrap our heads around theology and bullshit around a bonfire. What we never had was a vocabulary for fear.”

Jun 7, 2017
People | A Cure for Fear
On Miscarriage, Anxiety, and the Burden of Hope

“To have hope in the presence of suffering and constant anxiety can feel impossible.”

May 3, 2017
People | A Cure for Fear
How Do You Inherit Anxiety?

Inheritance comes to us in many forms. Some jagged treasures we choose for ourselves.

Apr 5, 2017
People | A Cure for Fear
Anxiety for Highly Productive People

“When I am anxious, I often think I can produce my way out of it.”

Mar 1, 2017
Places | Retreat
Contemplating Death at the Edge of the Continent

I do not feel that I choose the fear so much as it chooses me.

Jan 11, 2017