The Starbucks Enigma

I am thrilled to announce to you all that after a long and difficult journey, I am finally ready to make the following proclamation with absolute confidence: I love coffee. Groundbreaking, right? I know. Coffee is in many ways¬†the¬†quintessentially american addiction. Especially in my age bracket of overscheduled twenty-somethings, caffeine intake has reached a status […]

Busy Getting Dizzy

A lot of my anxiety has centered on physical symptoms. The knowledge that I sometimes experience the world in a bizarre and distorted way that other people don’t just freaks me out. That’s the nature of any symptomatic disease or disorder, but the truth is that everyone experiences reality differently, and it doesn’t have to […]

Starry-Eyed

Some of the most disconcerting panic symptoms I’ve had have been visual; there’s nothing like going about your daily business when suddenly your field of vision narrows, small flashes and floaters appear, or your pupils dilate, turning the world around you into a dizzy, dissociated haze of sensory overload. A therapist once made me sit […]