Waspageddon

  When the "worst" has happened. (From the viewpoint of one phobic.)   It was a beautiful late September day, 31  degrees Celsius at my favourite local beach in Cobourg, ON. Unfortunately, because beach season is over (but not according to nature), the parks department hadn't emptied garbage and there were overflowing piles of delicious…

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How Wasp Your Day?

Trying to describe a phobia to someone who doesn't have one, is like trying to describe what childbirth feels like: this is a place beyond words. But heck, I'll give it a try! First off, a phobic attack is exactly the same as a panic attack, symptom-wise; the only difference is the presence of a…

Don’t Be So Sensitive

A chipmunk died on our front porch this morning. It was too late to help. It is nestled in the front garden now, with some peonies. One of its friends came to check on it, then ran away. Most people would find this sad, but probably not shed any tears. I found it incredibly sad…

Imagination

That's what anxiety really is, not a disorder at all; just a  great imagination. Is this the link between creativity and insanity? Anxiety is marked by too much thought, and too much paying attention to one's thoughts, but these thoughts can be funneled into something creative if you apply yourself. I no longer think that…

Filthy Shades of Grey

        spring right now looks like a grey mud bog covered in garbage all the garbage and recycling from our street blows up the hill and lands on our yard and the field next door where i walk the dogs it should be pretty but it is a big wasteland of filth i…

10 Ways to Help Heal Yourself

I've had the opportunity to research and try many things to help cope with chronic illness, and they can apply to any challenge in life. Here are some that might work for you as well: Learn: everything you can about whatever you are dealing with, but stick to reputable sources. Try to read up-to-date books and…

Reluctant Exercising

I am a reluctant exerciser. It's worse now that I'm in pain because exercising wrong or too much can cause problems. Not exercising at all, is also bad for pain. Motion is lotion! It's important to keep the body moving so joints don't get stiffer, plus all the other well-known physical, emotional and mental benefits…