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Anxiety, Love, Family

Anxieties and Insecurities

by Victoria Wells

Saskatoon — I don’t like to dwell on unpleasant things, though in this case, I must. I have anxiety, and it’s not something I try, overly hard, to hide. There are things that cause me to break down, and it’s a very uncomfortable feeling. These past few days have been particularly awful, in terms of my anxiety. I picked up running again, to attempt to get that rush that one receives after strenuous physical ac...

#100HappyDays, Balcony garden, Anxiety

Day 87 #100happydays: Happy place

by So-Shan Au

Surbiton — I was doing so well. I’ve been feeling relaxed and in a holiday haze for the past few weeks, but the toll of daily life has finally hit home. Family stress has made me feel stressed and anxious, and I...

#100HappyDays, Anxiety, Balcony garden

Day 48 #100happydays: Anxiety

by So-Shan Au

Surbiton — I’ve been feeling anxious today. Everything feels like a mountain to climb. Overwhelming. So I’ve been pottering on my balcony garden to help relieve the stress. The fragrance of lavender helps calm m...

Anxiety, Hospitals, Stubborn

When being tough isn't enough against your biggest weakness.

by Mariah Hillis

Calgary — I like to consider myself a happy, strong person. I’m also terribly stubborn. I’ve been called stubborn and strong by my friends. I don’t like being told I can’t do something because of one thing or a...

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