Terror, nature, and relief

“If I die here, no one will find me, at least for a few days. And my dead body will start rotting before it gets torn apart by some unknown carnivores” 2 hours of hiking into Mt. Laguna, negative thoughts slipped into my head as I slowly moved into the backcountry...

Coping with Anxiety: Grounding Techniques for everyday use

Anxiety is one of the most pervasive mental health concerns with a 20% lifetime prevalence (Whiteford, et al., 2013).  Anxiety can cause racing thoughts and feelings of nervousness, restlessness, and tension.  At times, these sensations can often feel overwhelming. ...


I’ve learned, the first step in addressing anxiety, is to acknowledge its presence without scrutiny.


As of 2013, one in nine people worldwide has had an anxiety disorder in the past year. Individuals with anxiety disorders are excessively fearful, anxious, or avoidant of perceived threats in the environment