an update on the anger experiment

If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you may remember that about two-and-a-half months ago I wrote about my anger issue. After struggling against my habitual reactive and sometimes explosive anger pattern for quite some time, I decided to see whether I could stop this destructive behaviour in myself. So I embarked on…

let go

Skydiving scares my pants off. Just thinking about it makes my palms clammy and my heart start beating like the wings of an enthusiastic hummingbird. I’ve always thought that the reason for my fear is rooted in my fear of heights. Because, well, I am scared of heights. But just yesterday it occurred to me…

keep the fire burning

The most important lesson I learned from Breaking Bad was that a drug dealer shouldn’t be addicted to their product. The powers that be in Australia mustn’t have paid close attention to all five seasons of that educational program because they have broken the cardinal rule. We consume the black stuff so fast you’d be…

anxiety’s number one killer

Anxiety has been a familiar companion for most of my life. When I was a kid I thought everyone walked around with butterflies in their tummy. I tried to ignore it until seven years ago when I experienced my first panic attack. Then two years after that I was diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder….