My friend Kate and I were talking about an important and under-explored perspective of anxiety: the partner's. Here are smaller gestures we've experienced or seen work to break the spiraling cycle of anxiety.Read More
The top 5 books that are helpful for dealing with anxiety. I've referred to this list before, but this is the first time it's available as a stand-alone post.
Books are listed in order of preference (tho they are all great), and broken down by usefulness.Read More
Something terrible has happened. Everyone is upset. What now?
Let's start by trying to find perspective...I'm writing this because I'm working to process it myself. Attempting to cobble together tactics helps me find a way to help protect myself at a difficult time. I would love to hear what's working for others in the upcoming days and weeks. Share here in comments or in Bevoya Haus.Read More
A couple of weeks ago, I ran a survey on The Beautiful Voyager newsletter and Facebook page to get to know what everyone's needs were. I told you that I would share the results when they were in. The time for that sharing is....now.
Since I have nothing to hide from you, fellow voyagers, I will tell you exactly what people said and how I interpreted it. It's always interesting to get feedback and try to understand it. Even moreso when it's about a topic like stress and overthinking! See what you think.Read More
I had a conversation with Daniel Gehant of Copper Insights about how hard it can be to find your way on the voice-only app we both love, Anchor. I described my usual social media cycle: "START--------It hurts! It's embarrassing! OUCH------What am I saying?! I don't like this?! No one likes me!?!--------good feedback, slowly putting ourselves out there----I think I'm getting stronger-------I feel better, and I'm taking risks--------OUCH, backstep-------Nope, I'm definitely taking more risks and feeling better-----------END."Read More
When I feel weird or unclear or disconnected, I go back to the basics.
Bowie is my basics.
So this morning, in the middle of asking myself too many big questions, I asked the question on Anchor: Which Bowie song are you today? The answers that started pouring in (and are continuing to), made me so happy. But of course they did.Read More
This is how Anchor fits in: In the two weeks I’ve used it, I’ve received more clearer and more direct objective perspectives on my thoughts and feelings than on any of the other social platforms combined...And it's also made me laugh a lot.Read More
I think all of us who are highly sensitive have access to the secret handshake. It's an incredibly powerful skill, and not just in the party setting. If you were to know that the person you were about to be interviewed by had experienced anxiety, as you do, don't you think it would help you perform more naturally in that interview?Read More