Breathe by Salem Bidwell

I looked around the room, terrified. Everything was too loud, and the kid next to me was tapping her foot which was driving me crazy. My hands started shaking, I couldn’t write anymore. It felt like my throat was closing up. I was breathing too quickly and the room was spinning. I wanted to stand […]

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On Living with Anxiety

When I tell people I have GAD (Generalized Anxiety Disorder), they usually assume that I get stressed easily and I don’t know how to handle it. Yes, I get stressed. I get stressed under any number of circumstances. Unfortunately, this extends to many aspects of my life. I have claustrophobia, social anxiety, trouble sleeping, extreme […]

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Rhythmic Remedies

Music! Need I say more? Well, I’m going to because recently music has become a form of dependency for me. I’ve previously written about my first love — music — and how it has played a specific, if not essential, role in my life. I’ve always known I’m the Peyton Sawyer of the group, but as I walk […]

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