Tag: anxiety

Self-Reflection While I Try Not to Vomit: Control and Anxiety in Daily Life

Hi. You caught me in the middle of breathing exercises. And self-reflection.  I’m not in labor. Just trying not to vomit. This is some self-reflection while I try to control the contents of my stomach. It’s fine. I can talk. Talking helps. I’m sitting on a train. A fast train. With my purse in my lap like a catchers’ mitt. Ready for, well, you know. My breakfast. The train rocks from side to side. Trains should never rock from side to side. Is a giant shaking the cabin? No. We’re just moving too fast. The world races past my window, and the air vibrates with screams of [...] Continue reading


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