In this space, I explore psychology, consciousness and emotions, all to encourage the question: How do I want to live?
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(I am neither a therapist nor a medical professional; I am simply someone using my lifelong experience with an anxiety disorder to highlight material well understood by psychologists. Existence is painful. I like helping.)
Are we saying "Happy holidays" anymore? I don't know, dear subscribers. But I do wish all of you at least an hour a day of reprieve, peace and calm.
Things are rough and scary out there, which means that for many of us things are even rougher and scarier inside. My plans to go away with my family have been canceled and one of the tiniest members of my family (at only 4 months old) has Covid.
One thing the we've all got in common are problems.
And today, after a call to readers to ASK ME ANYTHING, I'm bringing you answers. They might be the wrong answers, but they're still answers.
At the very end, as a special treat, I share the best of the best advice "How to Live" readers have been given.
Today, it's all about YOU. The best subscribers on the planet.
NOTE: All referenced links can be found directly underneath that Q&A card.
And you? What's the best advice you've ever been given? Leave it in the comments!
Readers, I hope you can find some joy this week. I have boundless gratitude for you, so if you just can't seem to find it, please know this: you bring me joy, and you matter to me.
Until next week I am…
The handwritten "Ask me Anything" was drawn by the one and only artist Edwina White.
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