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Generalized Anxiety Disorder

The Princess & The Pea-- A Tale of Anxiety

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The Princess & The Pea-- A Tale of Anxiety

I will always have a low buzzing of anxiety running through my blood. This I know for sure. I will always be working twice as hard as those who don't have mental illness just so I can appear normal. It makes me sad, sure, but... I guess I'm lucky: Lachrista Marie Greco never existed without anxiety--so I have no previous self to mourn.

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A poem.

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A poem.

I wonder what it feels like
to not think you're constantly dying; 1 million tiny deaths a day.

I wonder what it feels like
to not fear your bodily sensations--
like each feeling is an intruder.

I wonder what it feels like
to not be afraid of your own heartbeat, 
(and if it might explode).

I wonder what it feels like
-to free the mind
-to unlock the gate
-to release the animal.

Do you wonder what it feels like
when you're afraid of yourself?

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5 Months of Unemployment: What I've Learned

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5 Months of Unemployment: What I've Learned

If you're a regular reader of this blog, you know that I was "let go" from a job back in January. Granted, the job was ridiculous and the environment was awful, it was a job and I had an income. Now, I am still unemployed and living off of the government. I'm that person who's "lazy" that those right wingers warned you about.  In the past five months, I have had three interviews--none of which have obviously panned out. When you apply to (minimally) five jobs a day, you expect to get more interviews. However, the economy is shitty, so there are a lot of us looking--A LOT.

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Pittas Taking Heated Yoga Classes, & Other Things That Sound Hilarious

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Pittas Taking Heated Yoga Classes, & Other Things That Sound Hilarious

As you know, I practice yoga quite a bit. One of the classes I go to frequently is called Hot Power Fusion, and it's a blend of Bikram (hot) yoga and vinyasa flow. The sequence is nice, and I enjoy not doing any chaturangas for a change :) You might be thinking, "How are YOU--someone with such a strong aversion to heat able to practice yoga in a room over 100 degrees?" Well, I think this often as well (trust me). I mainly take this class to work with the huge amount of discomfort that I feel with regard to heat, brought on by my Generalized Anxiety Disorder. 

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