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
1) “You worry too much!”. I’m hoping that there are at least some of you out there who feel like it’s common sense that this isn’t something helpful to say. But I’m surprised by how often I hear it. Even from people who know me well and should know better by this point. That sentence … Continue reading Three of the worst things you can say to someone who is anxious
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!