Anxiety and depression can make you believe that you don’t deserve love or appreciation. It can make you doubt yourself every minute that you’re awake. There’s fear of rejection and a lack of self worth that stop you from doing so many things. I’ve always been open about my mental health and about mental health… Continue reading Overcoming Anxiety
For the second time, I’m happy to welcome back to these pages my colleague Sudesna (Sue) Ghosh. Based in India, Sue is an author, cat mom and advocate for mental health and animals. You will find her Amazon Author Page here and on Twitter . Anxiety sucks. It’s been my friend/enemy for some years now. […]Anxiety… Continue reading Anxiety And My Writing Process – Sudesna Ghosh — Dann Alexander
It had been a good day. Her loved ones were alright. She had worked hard at what she loved. Even her caramel latte had been perfect at the cafe. Still, she went to bed and her mind began to race. This race had no clear finish line. As her heart throbbed, she visualised every worst… Continue reading Anxiety
She felt it coming. The fear hit her body and mind at the same time. It wasn’t the first time that she’d felt that way. As she sat there wishing the palpitations would stop, she decided that she didn’t wish anxiety even for her worst enemy. Beads of sweat coated her face as she struggled… Continue reading A Panic Attack
A lot of creative types including myself and famous authors in history have suffered from mental health issues. I don't believe in romanticising the idea of artists being mentally ill because I know authors and poets and others in our category who have no history of such sickness. Another reason that this isn't an idea… Continue reading Mental Health for Writers
Writing is fun. Writing doesn’t seem like work to me. Yet, my anxiety levels rise before I begin each manuscript. Why? Because it isn’t easy writing stories and books without asking myself questions like, will I ever finish this OR will my readers like this protagonist and story? You may be surprised to hear about… Continue reading A Writing Process to Reduce Anxiety
Dreams filled her days, The nights were dark and anxious. Hope kept her busy, Until the negatives plagued her. It was her cruel mind, Obsessed with perfection. Perfection that everyone had, But not even a sprinkling for her.
Happy New Year to you all! I'm back to work after allowing myself a couple of weeks to not stress about writing the next book. And I just realised that I must be the only writer online who has NOT written a long post about 2017 achievements and about my goals for 2018. The fact… Continue reading Anxiety & the New Year