Medication For Anxiety Is Magic for Dogs, Too

Sometimes, even when you do everything to prevent it, your dog will develop a phobia. Or possibly an adult dog came to you with a phobia already well established. Counterconditioning and desensitization are invaluable for getting past these fears, but what if they’re not enough? That’s where medication can drastically improve the quality of life for you and your dog, and human shame about mental illness tends to get in the way. Read More Medication For Anxiety Is Magic for Dogs, Too

Dissertations, Employment, and Other Terrifying Things

I am thinking about the future, which is not something I’m good at.

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Can We All Stop Saying “It Is What It Is”?

It has been brought to my attention that the usage of this phrase has become an epidemic for those that have lost all hope and feel there is nothing left to latch onto but what has already been established. And I am a firm believer that things don’t have to remain the way they are, unless we want it to.

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Job Searching for the Anxiety-Stricken

If you know me, you know that I have multiple jobs. 4 jobs, to be exact. I have 2 part-time jobs and 2 freelance jobs. I’m also a full-time graduate student. Why I insist on taking on such a heavy workload is beyond me. Perhaps it’s the appeal of knowing that this load will make me too busy to focus my attention on my anxiety. Or maybe it’s because I feel more valuable when I am busy with a multitude of to-dos on my list. It could be both. Read More Job Searching for the Anxiety-Stricken

10 Situations That Give Me Anxiety (But Are Totally Mundane in Nature)

I read an article recently on Thought Catalog about social situations that gave the author anxiety. I thought it was so hilarious and true to my own experiences, being that I’m also an inherently anxious person, that I had to write a list of my own.

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Science News: 11/13/13

Happy Wednesday, everybody! Lots of good news this week, from asteroids that aren’t going to kill us all to several awesome new species (and babies of everyone’s favorite new species of the year). Also, updates on the supposed global wine shortage and early puberty epidemic. On the terrible end of the spectrum, though, there’s Haiyan. Read More Science News: 11/13/13