Discussion of news topics with a point of view, including narratives by individuals regarding their own experiences

Growing up, I always tried to be the perfect child.

Living my life so rigidly filled me with anxiety that I still carry with me today.

I worried that if I let go the whole world would come crashing down and it would be all my fault.

As I grew older I tried to find the pivotal turning point in my life where I went from happy carefree kid to worrisome young adult.

I know I don’t want to stay in the city I live in forever. But I don’t know where to go.

I feel saddled with a sense of impermanence

Going to sleep isn’t always easy, even when you’re tired. Here are ways to combat insomnia.

An excerpt from Ellen Forney’s ‘Rock Steady’