As I struggle with a season of anxiety, I'm trying a number of things to help keep the black dogs at bay.
Medicine makes me sick. I just can't deal with the side effects. So I have to turn to more natural methods. I take a lot of comfort in candles and crystals. I love beeswax candles since they are said to clean the air by releasing negative ions. I dropped science for drama so I'm not sure how it works, but I always feel happier with a nice candle burning.
I've also embraced crystals, which does seem like woo woo magic. But when I'm wearing lepidolite and rose quartz, I'm better able to handle difficult people. Plus, they are very pretty.
Also, I read read read. I'm discussing some of the books I've enjoyed at the 1010ParkPlace Book Club. This month, I interviewed author Holly Robinson about her book, Folly Cove. In December, we are reading Plum Johnson's They Left Us Everything. Click here for the details.