I appreciate your message of self-acceptance and advice for decreasing the pressure we put ourselves under.

I will assume that when you state that almost everyone has anxiety, you are referring to the human condition and not to anxiety disorders, which are a completely different animal. But you do specifically mention OCD as an example. If I’ve misinterpreted your meaning, I apologize, but I want to be clear — anxiety disorders are serious and debilitating and cannot simply be willed away in the interest of self-improvement.

Mommy. Wife. Writer. Lunatic. My debut poetry collection, “The Weight of Need”, is available on Amazon.

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