groundingsoil

Then it comes a moment in which your life gets shuffled by some event striking you the way a storm shakes up the sea and stirs up the underwater sand you’ve been grounding yourself on.
With time the sea will quieten and all of that sand will settle down again.
It always happens.
But chances are that not a single grain will fall back exactly where it was. Your grounding soil will look and feel different than it was before the storm hit.
But if you’re lucky enough, if you don’t miss the opportunity, your new grounding soil will wind up looking better and feeling stronger than it did before the storm.

– Whitest Fly

change

Yes, changes, because once you are in the middle of your storm, it comes a moment in which it all becomes about changes: letting changes happen, making changes happen, noticing and accepting changes as they occur.

– Whitest Fly

Things I’ve Learned about Anxiety – Anxiety is a Transitory Status

I have to admit that I consider myself a Pro when it comes to anxiety. The quantity and the extent of anxiety I’ve experienced often make me feel like I have a PHD in that subject. For sure, each of us experiences suffering, as well as any other emotion, in a personal way, but still there are some basic concepts that – you can trust me on this, remember my PHD? – are true for every anxious soul out there. So let’s go with the things I’ve learned about anxiety: 1. Anxiety is a transitory status. I know this could…

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My Summer homework

I’ve never been more beautiful than I am today. I’ve never felt more beautiful than I feel today. And I suspect the two things are related. I’ve been younger and fresher (yep, that happens by definition, I guess). I’ve been in better shape (yes, I really need some workout, to drop those extra 15-20 pounds I put on last winter). I’ve had better haircuts (gosh, I really need to see my hairstylist soon). But it turns out, those were moments in which I didn’t feel beautiful. At all. There have been periods in which I was going out more frequently…

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A lot of firsts

“How do you understand when anxiety is finally over?” I’ve asked myself this question many times and let me be frank: I have no answer to that.   Nevertheless few months ago I casually stumbled upon the following quote and I believe I couldn’t have found a better way to describe my feelings:   Once the storm is over you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, in fact, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm you won’t be…

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