Anxiety

I feel frantic. I feel dizzy and nauseous and empty. My throat has a huge hole in it that feels devastatingly real. Jaw clenched—how else can I try to keep going? I’m failing, I can’t breathe, I don’t know how to let this out/let it go/stop it/get back to the ground. Then I saw this…

Holding Her Tightly

Holding on to anxiety and panic and fear takes a lot of energy. But feeling elephantine amounts of sadness renders me immobile. Today my body said no, as much as I wanted it to say yes. The entire afternoon was lost to sleep paralysis on the couch. My inner child just wants to constantly be…