After releasing her debut novel, Olivia Sudjic found herself coming under intense scrutiny as a writer, an episode that contributed to her falling into a spiral of anxiety and self-doubt.
On the Anxiety of Non-Being
Theologian Paul Tillich on the interplay of anxiety and fear and how they feed in to one another at the very foundation of the human mind.
Audre Lorde – A Litany for Survival
Audre Lorde's 'A Litany for Survival' is a prayer for the marginalized, those living on the shoreline or on the 'constant edges of decision', whose forbidden loves occur in hidden places and times.
F*cked Up, but Always Beautiful
Tim Desmond writes about his wife's terminal illness, and his revelation about the way in which his deep love for his wife was manifesting as anxiety, and because of it he was missing their shared moments of beauty.
Ram Dass on the Anxiety of Extinction
In 1961, Ram Dass famously collaborated with Timothy Leary, Ralph Metzner, Aldous Huxley, and Allen Ginsberg, to carry out pioneering research on research psilocybin, LSD-25, and other psychedelic chemicals. This experience led Ram Dass, who was then an academic called Dr Richard Alpert, into a lifelong inquiry into the human condition and its mysterious psyche.… Continue reading Ram Dass on the Anxiety of Extinction