Creative Writing

Gulliver’s Party

Gulliver wanted nothing more then to have an 8th birthday party. However, Gulliver was worried about it. Gulliver worried about a lot of things and sometimes he missed out as a result. His parents tried to help him. He knew they were concerned he was missing things so sometimes Gulliver worried about his parents too.… Continue reading Gulliver’s Party

Mental Health

Nightly Infestation

This piece was originally posted in August of 2016 in response to The Daily Post one-word prompt. You can visit the original post here. Nightly Infestation “Obsessions are recurring ideas, thoughts, images, or impulses that seem senseless but nonetheless continue to intrude into your mind.” – Edmund J. Bourne, PhD What was that noise? The… Continue reading Nightly Infestation

Mental Health

Anxiety Lessons: Feel well, think well

What are the biggest lessons that I have learned from anxiety? First, let’s talk briefly about anxiety disorders. What are they? In a very basic description they can be summed up as disorders that occurred due to a diminished ability to cope with stress; they are the result of cumulative long-term stress. It is a… Continue reading Anxiety Lessons: Feel well, think well

Mental Health

Persistent

  I stood at the bottom struggling with the weighted emptiness, and yet I couldn’t tear myself away. The silence that surrounded me was oppressive. I was alone in the anxiety ridden basement of my mind holding hands with feelings of despondency, dejection, and dulled responses to anything within the outside world. By Shari Marshall… Continue reading Persistent

Mental Health

Nightly Infestation

“Obsessions are recurring ideas, thoughts, images, or impulses that seem senseless but nonetheless continue to intrude into your mind.” – Edmund J. Bourne, PhD What was that noise? The night feels heavy almost suffocating, can’t anyone else feel it? Her mind stops, her breath catches, and her body tenses. Every muscle of her body is… Continue reading Nightly Infestation