As a person who has anxiety, I eagerly dived into Amanda Stern’s new book, Little Panic: Dispatches From An Anxious Life. The book recounts Stern’s earliest childhood experiences with severe anxiety and traces these emotions … Read More
“You’re seven? But you’re so small!!”
I hold back a grimace. My daughters and I are at a trampoline park, and the employee handing them their wristbands has just asked their ages.
Somehow, I … Read More
Growing up, I never worried much about germs. Thanks to the many pets we owned over the years, my childhood home was basically a deluxe buffet of microbes for my immune system. At any given … Read More
When I was in 8th grade, our class practiced a daily moment of silence. It was a simple exercise, but one I nearly always failed. Our teacher would nod and point to the clock, indicating … Read More