A Cure for Fear

On Anxiety, Writing, and Taking the Nature Cure

The nature or “West cure” was developed in the nineteenth century to treat men with anxiety. Women were sent to bed.

Jul 10, 2017
Why Faith Is No Substitute for Honesty About Mental Health

“We could wrap our heads around theology and bullshit around a bonfire. What we never had was a vocabulary for fear.”

Jun 07, 2017
On Miscarriage, Anxiety, and the Burden of Hope

“To have hope in the presence of suffering and constant anxiety can feel impossible.”

May 03, 2017
How Do You Inherit Anxiety?

Inheritance comes to us in many forms. Some jagged treasures we choose for ourselves.

Apr 05, 2017
Anxiety for Highly Productive People

“When I am anxious, I often think I can produce my way out of it.”

Mar 01, 2017