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Name: Curtis Anne Moore (Named after my grandmother and great-grandmother; nickname “Cam” which I go by). Age: 64 Born and raised: Charles Town, WV Currently live: Nitro, WV Pets: Maggie – terrier mix Bentley – chihuahua mix (both rescues) Do you have a place where you feel happiest? Where is it? I love being in the woods […]
FEATURED READER: SUSAN, age 73 Born and raised: New York Currently live: California Pets: None at this time, though I have had dogs, cats, birds and fish in the past Do you have a place where you feel happiest? Where is it? Right now I feel happiest in my little cottage in the woods in […]
From the “How to Live” newsletter! Susan Cam
SAMPLE CHAPTER FROM LITTLE PANIC
Excerpt from Little Panic, Grand Central Publishing, 2018
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HOW TO WRITE COMPLEX EMOTIONS
From the time we’re small, we’re all taught how to see and think. Advanced study will teach you how to look at scholarly work as a pattern that can be taken apart and studied. While being able to know what we think about the things we read and see are obviously critical, the more dedicated […]
ANXIETY & THE BODY
When you have anxiety as a child, you lack the words for what you feel inside your body, and what you feel inside your body is so acutely awful, so wretched and horrifying, most anxious kids will spend their time actively looking for ways to avoid feeling the percolating dread filling their chests, bubbling into […]
Anxiety & REALITY
I’ve had a hard time writing blog posts about mental health this past month. There’s more than enough to write about, but I’ve been feeling overwhelmed by reality. Anxiety is basically a fear of feeling fear, which means it’s a fear of experiencing and facing reality. And the reality of living in this world is […]
LOW TOLERANCE OR HIGH OVERWHELM?
Sorry for the silence, I’ve been…overwhelmed. I am overwhelmed by the large things that loom, the various and tedious tasks linked to each large looming thing, the subtasks and those subtasks, the accumulating emails, the highly un-editable online W-9 pdfs, this side hustle, that side hustle, the newest side hustle I agreed to before thinking […]
WHAT IS A PANIC DISORDER?
In the past year, while I’ve been traveling and talking about my memoir LITTLE PANIC and my life long panic disorder, I’ve noticed something interesting: a lot of people claim to have something they don’t actually have. Do you have a panic disorder? Probably not. Do you have an anxiety disorder? Perhaps. A panic disorder […]