To: the Anxious

Hey, how are you? I know that answering that question may be a little harder than what some may imagine. You’re not sure whether to be honest and tell somebody that you are tearing yourself apart on the inside just to function normally today, or that ‘you’re fine’. I get that. Sometimes we’ve got to [...]

Beating Anxiety: how I do it

My Step-Dad Alan and I, after my first international flight to Bangkok in 2017. It’s no secret that I’ve had anxiety for quite a few years now, and when I think about it, I realise it’s not a ‘new’ thing that came about, I was always sensitive. It was always medically-related things which would worry [...]

Naan Bread (+ being robbed at gunpoint)

These next couple-hundred words are less about Pilates, and more about a life experience which I choose not to let define me and the way I respond to daily events. A little over a year ago we were involved in a robbery at gun (and knife) point. Yup, it happens. And we just happened to [...]

Ali in the Sky with Anxiety

*note – I sang that title in the tune of ‘Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds’ by The Beatles* Above the clouds on our flight to Townsville, January 2019 At some stage in my life, something flicked, and I became a nervous flyer. I specifically remember being 21, flying to Brisbane to see LadyGaga with [...]