‘I was weak, despairing, confused’: did writing a fiction attain me ill?

It started with a bottomless tiredness, and soon novelist Sarah Perry was unable to function. Had she brought it all on herself? On Christmas Eve 2013, with hail falling on Norwich, I set out to jog three miles through the cyclone on the track beside the river. The spire of the cathedral was overshadowed by…

5 Anxiety Vs. Reality Comic That Show How Social Anxiety Screws Up Your Perception Of The World

Jacob Andrews is the creative genius behind For Lack of a Better Comic , who now works as comic artist for CollegeHumor. His comics encompass all kinds of topics, from the objectively best and worst feelings in the world, to romantic expectations and sleeping with your partner, Jacob has got you covered with a witty…

50 Little Reminder That Will Get You Through Any Tough Day

1. Weve all had them and you are not alone . 2 . Tomorrow is a fresh start where today can be washed away. 3 . We have all gone through loss, but the best stories are when you grow stronger from that loss. 4 . You are still alive and breathing. 5 . Youre…

Nervousnes Can Induce Your Sweat Smell Worse, Because Life Is Cruel

Anxiety literally stinks, as if you didn’t have enough to worry about. As host Cristen Conger explains in the “Stuff Mom Never Told You” video above, the sweat that seeps out of your pores when you’re feeling overwhelmed or anxious actually reeks worse than the stuff you secrete while exercising. Why, oh why, does this…

Is it possible to be healthy and obese?

The causes of the global obesity crisis are not fully understood, but stress may have a part to play, new research suggests Does stress stimulate you fat, even if you dont overeat? That is the question researchers from UCL have been trying to answer by devoting volunteers of various types of shapes and sizes a…

How To Deal With Meeting Bae’s Family When You Have Horrible Anxiety

I haveanxiety, baby. Crippling, not-cute, debilitatingANXIETY. I might as well wear a T-shirt that says, Talk ~anxiety~ to me because I indulge in that anxious talk much more than I indulge in that dirty talk. Sometimes, when Im drinking by myself at the bar, Ill gaze at those laid back girlswith their bohemian beach wavescasually…