Beowulf, Tolkien, Overcoming Anxiety, and Momentum in Life

A few things happened to me today. First, I overcame my fear of public speaking by making a presentation to my class at University about the contrasts between the poetic epic that is Beowulf and the masterpieces which Tolkien had produced. I don't know if any of you had known, but Tolkien was kind of … Continue reading Beowulf, Tolkien, Overcoming Anxiety, and Momentum in Life

First week of School is Behind Me. Self-Doubt, Social Anxiety, And Perseverance

So, I'm just over a week into my studies now and doing a lot of reading which is awesome. I find that when I'm forced to do a lot of reading, it has an effect on me similar to meditation. It forces my mind to quiet down and focus. My compulsion to jump from one … Continue reading First week of School is Behind Me. Self-Doubt, Social Anxiety, And Perseverance

Orientation Week And Social Anxieties

Well, it's officially Orientation Week at my University and the new students/on-campus residents have arrived to move into their dorms. I decided to wander down today to pick up a book for my Introduction to Psychology class which I'd added to my schedule at the last minute. It turns out that this textbook cost me … Continue reading Orientation Week And Social Anxieties

The Power of Nature

"There are moments when all anxiety and stated toil are becalmed in the infinite leisure and repose of nature." - Henry David Thoreau The Power of Nature Stress. Anxiety. Depression. Feelings of Helplessness. Feelings of Hopelessness. These are all too common symptoms of modern living. We all carry some burden of stress in our lives. The … Continue reading The Power of Nature

The Benefits of Writing in a Journal for Anxiety and Depression

 “Keeping a journal of what’s going on in your life is a good way to help you distill what’s important and what’s not.” - Martina Navratilova Writing In A Journal If you're a person that suffers from anxiety or depression, trying to look past those negative emotions can be a daunting task. Especially when your goal … Continue reading The Benefits of Writing in a Journal for Anxiety and Depression