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THE TRUTH ABOUT TERRIFY+

Terrify: v. to fear so extremely that one is frequently physically stopped and unable to move

 

Scared stiff is a common slang expression for what being terrified feels like and it is usually a fear so extreme that you are at least temporarily frozen with inactivity not knowing immediately what to do next. 80 more words

Common Sense

To Hide or to Run: Tools to Help with Decision Making in a World with Too Many Choices

Did you ever play hide and seek, outside in the neighborhood, after dark? My cousins were the best at surrounding the good hiding spaces, causing me to freeze, leaning toward the corner of the garage – nope, Kathy’s there, leaning toward the cave under the stairs – nope Pam’s there. 636 more words

Self-Help

'Blanking', aka 'Getting Stuck' Plan of Action

For me, one of the most destructive symptoms (and aggravators) of depression is immobility. I sometimes have so much to do that I do nothing. I’ve sat for hours thinking about how I needed the toilet, but not gone because to do that I’d have to stand up and I was hungry anyway and I also had coursework to do (which I wasn’t doing either) and I hadn’t even figured out the meaning of life yet. 425 more words

Action

Take A Walk, Not A Pill...

Good Advice. 

But

What happens when you can’t really take that walk? Actually, what happens when you can’t really even take the pills?

It’s taken 18 months, but now I really am feeling like my body is becoming a little wasted – it’s weak and overly-stiff, difficult to move. 304 more words

Illness & Depression

Dreams Are For The Sleeping... Waking Is The Nightmare

If I sleep, I dream. When I dream, I can walk. When I wake up, I can’t.

Then the real nightmare begins over again.

My dreams are usually horrible. 524 more words

Illness & Depression

Shut-In

mine is a small world
an intimate landscape
the skin of four walls
pierced by windows
that give eyes some
changeable reach

sun and shadow… 31 more words

POETRY

Boredom's Burden

Woe I say to those burdened with boredom,
A word that alone makes one cry of anguish,
A statement most foul that turns life into a cripple… 123 more words

Poetry