What is Agoraphobia? Agoraphobia is an anxiety disorder which is characterised by the fear of having an anxiety attack in a setting from which you cannot escape. The literal translation from the Greek words it is derived from means “fear of the marketplace”. A person who is diagnosed with agoraphobia will avoid settings in which […]

wide wide world

just one of those ready-to-scream moments when there’s nothing left inside but frustration and anger except you’re stuck inside there the open door may as well be barred and force-field guarded because it’s not the fresh air that keeps you in it’s those others inside with you those who whisper sweet pleas as they swallow […]

Running to Stand Still

I’m exhausted.  I haven’t really done anything but I’m exhausted.  Merely existing wears me out.  I’m done, empty, finished.  Nothing left to give.  The well has run dry.  I have been sick for so long now I don’t even remember what it feels like to feel well.  To even just feel ok.  Every day.  From […]

Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.

Watching the movie 10 Things I Hate About You and reminiscing about my youth. I remember loving this movie when it first came out and wanting every outfit Julia Styles wore (haha). Life was so much more simple back then. Anxiety came and went. Panic attacks weren’t as crippling. I was more resilient. Now there […]