Something I Regularly Fear is Fear Itself

I've lived through some terrible things in my life, some of which actually happened.Mark Twain Last year, my husband and I travelled to Athens. He went to see some sites he is studying in his Ancient Greece PhD. I went to eat nice food and have a week off from work (referring to work in…

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Thoughts on Mindfulness and Mindful March

What's your relationship with mindfulness? Are you getting tired of it and feel a bit like it's a fad equivalent to avocado toast that is shortly going be revealed as causing problems in Mexico because the demand is too high and production is ruining the planet? Perhaps that's not a good analogy. Mindfulness has become…

7 Tips for Dealing With Anxiety

One of the challenges of mental illness is feeling as though you have no control over what is going on. Why is my body reacting this way? Why can't I get a grip? I know I don't need to be afraid but my stomach is churning, why? There's not an easy answer. I was asked…

Welcome to Scaredy Cat Blog

Hi - it's Jeni from 'Where I Write'. Yes, I've gone from not blogging for a while to having two blogs. I guess we'll see how that goes. I took some time out from blogging, partly because I started working more hours and struggled to find the time. Mainly, it was because I was busy…

5 good things to say to your anxious friend

We all have this innate desire to make someone feel better with our words. It's a curious one. BrenĂ© Brown says in her description of what empathy is, that, "rarely does a response make something better." One of those pearls that force you to stop and think.. "Oh yeah, I guess that's true actually. Yeah.…