Posts in Sound in Mind
Are You Preoccupied With Yourself? Ideas for Slowing the Thought Tornadoes

So I googled, “How to get out of your head.”

Which led me down a rabbit hole until I found this TED Talk. A light bulb went off while watching it – it was confirmation of that which I knew to be true – I am overly preoccupied with myself!

That can be the danger of summer, I think. With more time to yourself, you also have more time to spin your thoughts around until they become full blown thought tornadoes.

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My Anxiety Story: Part 2 - Coming to Grips with Anxiety

That initial anxiety attack was rough, but as I mentioned in Part 1, I thought it was a one-off thing. I felt SO much better after that concert was over that I thought it was a just an unusually intense bout of performance anxiety, and all would be well again.

Back at home in Kentucky, I couldn’t shake the feeling of nausea. I didn’t want to eat very much because I was afraid of getting sick again. This went on for weeks. I started dropping weight.

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My Anxiety Story: Part 1 - My First Anxiety Attack on Concert Day

It all started with a dinner. A fun, fancy, faculty dinner meant to be a celebration of the end of camp (and a reprieve from camp food). And it would have been celebratory except something didn’t quite settle with me.

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FREE WORKSHOP: Meditation for Musicians

I’m so excited to announce the first workshop co-hosted by The Sound Musician!

If you are a musician living in or around Lexington, KY, I hope you’ll join licensed therapist Natalie Deering and I for a FREE Meditation for Musicians workshop at Creatures of Whim in downtown Lexington on Thursday, February 28th!

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