I walked into Chipotle a few weeks ago and did something I’ve never done before. Instead of waiting out the line by scrolling through my smartphone or thinking about work, I immersed myself in the environment of the restaurant. I noticed the activities in front of me, as they were. No screen or stories inside my head perverted reality. [Read more…] about How to Consciously Order Chipotle
Anxiety overtook me for the first time in sixth grade during a presentation. My class had just finished reading a book about a world with no adults and gangs of children who fought to survive. For the presentation, I created a castle banner that I would use for my gang if I was a child in the book. The banner was purple and had a lion on it to symbolize courage. [Read more…] about The Suffering of Generalized Anxiety Disorder
During my morning walk a few weeks ago I thought about all the times I felt lonely.
When I was eleven, all my friends were on vacation with their families. I was the only kid left in the neighborhood. I wanted to go outside but it was raining. This made me anxious and video games and movies didn’t hold my attention. I picked up my action figures, made them fight each other, then reorganized my football cards. I did little things like this until it stopped raining and the intensity of my loneliness subsided. [Read more…] about The Suffering of Feeling Lonely