Tag Archives: Generalized Anxiety

What Should I Do if I Feel Anxiety Traveling Alone?

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It’s Normal to Feel Anxiety Traveling Alone. Let me repeat that: it’s normal to feel anxiety traveling alone. Totally normal. After all, 18% of the population in the United States suffers from some sort of anxiety. It makes sense travelers, including solo ones, also fall into that percentage. Now it might be hard to believe when […]

My Canceled Train (or Why Travel Mishaps Aren’t So Bad)

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Remember when I wrote about my hilarious travel screw ups? Brightly colored Instagram photos at luxury resorts (usually with a skinny hot girl posing with a coconut drink on a beach) don’t reflect the reality of travel. Travel is messy. Mistakes happen especially in unfamiliar cities and cultures. Luckily I always laugh at myself. My mistakes create […]

Anxiety and Terrorism: Why You Can’t Let Fear Win

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Time to state the obvious. The news is scary. Headlines are even scarier if you’re prone to anxiety or have anxious friends and family. BREAKING NEWS. Two words that immediately put me on edge. This isn’t surprising. I mean, something as simple as an unread email or text message makes me dwell, thoughts exploding in my […]

My “40 Before 40” Goals: Stop The Laziness and Live!

40 Before 40

I still can’t believe my birthday is over! I dreaded my birthday for months. Now that it’s done I feel … the same, haha. Much ado about nothing, huh? Still, irony was on my side last week. Backstory: I’m a bit of a messy person. I’m not a hoarder (ugh, could you imagine?), but when it comes to […]

Dear “Twenty Year Old” Rachel

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Dear “Twenty Year Old” Rachel, Good morning, pretty lady!! It’s me. Me ten years later. I know, the Ghost of Christmas Future, except your birthday is in May, not December. Anyway, how are you? Let me guess. You’re probably hiding in your dorm room even though it’s a sunny May afternoon, one of those spectacular […]