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9 Ways You Can Manage Performance Anxiety Like Olympic Gold Medalist Mikaela Shiffrin

9 Ways You Can Manage Performance Anxiety Like Olympic Gold Medalist Mikaela Shiffrin

Intense performance anxiety threatened to derail alpine skier Mikaela Shiffrin’s 2016-17 season. Instead, she got super proactive about managing it and won the World Cup title for best overall skier in the world. She then went on to win gold and silver at the 2018 […]

Morning Routine for Anxiety and Productivity: My Hot Mess of a Work in Progress

Morning Routine for Anxiety and Productivity: My Hot Mess of a Work in Progress

I intercept the cat on his urgent mission across the diagonal of the bed, a path that ensures optimal contact with sleeping human bodies. I carry him to the food that’s been there all night on my grandmother’s china saucer that I feel simultaneously good […]

Breathing Exercises for Anxiety: Relief Too Easy to Avoid

Breathing Exercises for Anxiety: Relief Too Easy to Avoid

On any given day, I might avoid half a dozen ways of relieving anxiety. Zone out for 5 minutes first thing in the morning? I can’t wait that long to check the news or Busy Phillips’ Instagram stories. Go for a walk? I might have to […]

Brenda Ueland: “Anyone Can Write, Any Old Way”

Brenda Ueland: “Anyone Can Write, Any Old Way”

Does the fear of not being good enough hold you back from writing, or trying any other artistic endeavor? Brenda Ueland’s book, If You Want to Write: A Book about Art, Independence, and Spirit, can help you get past this anxiety no matter the art […]

Into the Garden: Guided Meditation (6 MINUTES)

Into the Garden: Guided Meditation (6 MINUTES)

In this 6-minute guided meditation, take a walk into the garden. Use the recording or, if you’re leading a meditation, you can read it yourself using the transcript below. Into the Garden Close your eyes and breathe easy. You’re standing at the entrance of a garden. The […]

The Sweetest Boy I Never Knew

The Sweetest Boy I Never Knew

Has your anxiety ever convinced you to reject someone you really wanted to be with? I’m not talking about some obvious asshole, who you’re attracted to but know would be nothing but bad news. I’m talking about rejecting someone sweet, who seems like they’d be […]