A few months ago I had to have minor surgery. I wasn't particularly stressed about the surgery itself, as I knew what to expect, and was actually quite proud of myself for being able to put some of the coping skills I had learned into practice. Unfortunately, a few weeks before the big day I … Continue reading The right way to respond to someone’s anxiety
For the majority of my life, conversations would typically go like this… Friend: Let’s go out for dinner tonight! Me: I’ve actually had a headache all day, and think I need to go home and relax. Friend: Awww, come on! Maybe if you eat you’ll feel better! Me (mumbling, avoiding eye contact): No, I don’t … Continue reading Why Being More Assertive Should be on Your Top Priority List
Well…that’s a lie. I am a bit ashamed. But the point is that I am really trying not to be. And here’s why. I think the image of me eating lunch alone in my car is somehow reminiscent of the stereotypical loner teenager who has no one to sit with in the cafeteria. But believe … Continue reading Why I eat lunch in my car – and why I am not ashamed!