I was at times crippled by my anxiety, and I was at times scared I’d never be the same person again. Over the last year, I worked on a story detailing my initial run-in with anxiety in 2014. I talked about my experiences with panic attacks, the fear I had…


I know not everyone in each political party has the same views, and some members of the Republican Party often disagree with the president. It was for this reason I wanted to attend a Republican Party meeting at a county level; to see if their agendas matched the rhetoric of…


Being a child diagnosed with a life-changing disease can’t be described unless it’s something that has happened to you. Speculation on the part of peers would be disrespectful at best. Sayings like “I can imagine what you are going through,” are, at times, more insulting than helpful. …


What to know about the president’s disorder

You may know a narcissist or maybe are familiar with the term narcissism — which can be described as one's chase for a perfect self-image, to the point of self-flattery and arrogance. Narcissism can be a dangerous illness to deal with, especially in a relationship or a work environment.

Hubris…


How Anxiety Tore Me Down And Fear Built Me Up

It’s hard to calm down in the back of an ambulance, in the middle of New York City rush hour, when your heart is violently beating through your shirt, you’re sweating like you just finished a CrossFit workout and you have no idea why any of it is happening. It’s…


Walking into Ace Drums in Port Charlotte, Ken Giunta can be found fixing a drum set in the middle of his crowded store, sitting around the set with tools and parts nearby. Giunta, a stocky, middle-aged man with grey hair and tan complexion, is ever eager to meet with musicians…

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