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Insights gained from my husband’s anxiety

Insights gained from my husband’s anxiety

Photo by Sarah L. Robison Photography

I don’t pretend to know what every case of anxiety looks like. But having been with Brian for a couple of years, I’ve experienced with him in a small way what life is like for someone with anxiety. He did not know that he had anxiety until he was in his 20s and a counselor told him. So most of his life has been lived without medication and unaware that what he was experiencing was not like everyone else.

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Tips for Your First NaNoWriMo

Tips for Your First NaNoWriMo

Last Friday, I went with my younger sister to the NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) kickoff party for our local NaNo chapter. They are doing a Harry Potter theme this year and had creative ways of implementing it, like “first years” getting an altered Hogwarts acceptance letter applicable to NaNoWriMo, Ferrero Rocher chocolate in golden wrappers decorated as Snitches, Dark Mark cookies, and a cauldron of ice at the drinks table that had the ingredients for butterbeer.

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Four Unconventionally “Haunting” Books I’ll Read Before Halloween

Four Unconventionally “Haunting” Books I’ll Read Before Halloween

October turns many people’s minds to Halloween, scary stories, psychopaths in masks, demons and ghosts that torment mortals, vampires, and werewolves that feast on human prey. But there are some books that manage to be “haunting” or unsettling without having much to do with the traditional monster stories we think of each October. They aren’t meant to instill the kind of fright that makes you terrified to walk from your bed to the bathroom at 3 a.m., but they definitely deal with ghosts, or something else that haunts you after the pages are closed and you’ve moved on to making dinner or visiting a friend. And this month, I am going to read some of these “haunting” works.

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