Let’s Talk Social Anxiety

New Post Up On My New Site!

I don’t know who is getting notified of what, or where, or what planet things are happening on anymore, so here is the link to my first post on the new site, in case you are interested! Welcome To My New Site

Another Update After All

The process of transferring from this domain to sadie-hall.com is proving tricky. I know how to “do” the things, although the export/import part is causing problems. But I’m not sure what to do on the new site: Update all my old posts so that they “fit” the new site? Trash them and start from scratch?… Continue reading →

Recovery Is Not About “Getting Over Your Issues”

…๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ญ’๐ฌ ๐ฃ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ญ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž “๐ก๐š๐ฉ๐ฉ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ ๐š๐Ÿ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ” ๐ฆ๐ฒ๐ญ๐ก ๐ข๐ง ๐š ๐๐ข๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐ž๐ซ๐ž๐ง๐ญ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ๐ฆ. โฃโ € โฃโ € … Continue reading →

I’m Not an Expert (Hello New Readers!)

โฃโฃโฃโฃโฃโฃ๐˜ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ฎ๐˜บ ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜บ ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ฑ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜ซ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜บ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜บ.… Continue reading →

Interview: Talking About Social Anxiety on W. Wang’s World Commentary

Originally posted on W. Wang's World Commentary:
Sadie Hall (NOTE:ย This is a continuation from my post yesterday about social anxiety. Read my commentary here: wworldcommentary.wordpress.com/2020/03/08/in-my-own-words-social-anxiety/) This is an interview with Sadie Hall, which is her FIRST INTERVIEW EVER (yes, I’m serious about this). She’s a 34-year-old married mom of two living in Canada. Freelancing…

Anxious Thoughts #1: What Are Cognitive Distortions?

There are plenty of Very Authoritative Articles providing clinical descriptions of cognitive distortions, and they are of course extremely valuable. But given that Very Authoritative Articles are generally not my jam (I prefer honey anyway) (with butter) (it’s heresy to have honey without butter), I decided to explain the distortions from the perspective of a person who often experiences them. … Continue reading →

Is Anxiety Medication Worth It?

Medication is not a magic cure-all. For me, it’s what lets me function well enough to do the deeper work, like therapy, and the physical stuff, like exercise. And sleep. And that’s pretty amazing in my opinion.… Continue reading →

How Does It Feel To Have Social Anxiety?

I chose a job that lets me skulk in my basement office and communicate with people only via email. And also if you ask me to talk on the phone MY INSIDES WILL LITERALLY yes literally in the literal sense EVAPORATE INTO A PUFF OF TOXIC ANXIETY POISON AND THERE WILL ONLY BE A DRIED-OUT HUSK LEFT TO ANSWER YOUR CALL. … Continue reading →