The Truth About Anxiety That No One’s Told You

The Green World of Health and Wellbeing.

In an age of constant comparison, where we’re witness to our friend’s accomplishments, our anxiety is reaching new extremes.

Photo by Nathan Dumlao on Unsplash

“Why do you stay so close to the shore? I’ve never seen you swim far.”

The image of the Freddy Kruger fish flashes in my mind. A giant blue whale follows that. My wife’s question is one I know she’ll laugh at when I tell her.

“I can’t handle not knowing what’s under my feet. Most of the things that live in deep ocean freak me out.”

She laughs, but then realizes I’m serious. “The man who survives two wars and advocates jumping out of airplanes finally admits he’s afraid of something!”

I’m surprised it’s taken her this long to notice. Each time we visit the ocean, I look like an overgrown adult in a kiddie pool who splashes about in waves no higher than his…

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