Fighting Fear

The Should Voice

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  Every time I sit down, the ‘Should Voice’ starts singing away in my head. “You should do those dishes you know. They’re sitting there all dirty on the bench. You should  really pack that dishwasher and clean the kitchen. You really should.” The Should Voice Defined Should /ʃʊd/ Verb   used to indicate obligation, […]

Mental Health

The Importance of Endurance

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When I hear the word endurance I think of sports. I think of athletes who drink Gatorade and push their bodies to the extremes. I think of marathon runners and Sir Edmund Hillary. Incredible people in the peak of physical fitness.  But endurance is not merely a physical thing. In order to persist at anything […]

Mental Health

Anxiety and Alcohol

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My true underlying problems with anxiety and alcohol began from a very early age. I was a shy child. In new places I’d hide behind my mothers legs, trying to curtain myself off from the world in her long flowing skirts. In class I’d try to blend in, sitting crossed legged on the mat. When […]