anxiety

Vignettes of Pain, Homesickness, and Abounding Joy

Vignettes of Pain, Homesickness, and Abounding Joy

It is utterly impossible to summarize my experience over these past ten days in a blog post. It's utterly impossible to summarize my experience in my journal at night, and...

May 9, 2019 : Sam Cooper
I Said No: Some Ramblings on Pre-Trail Anxiety

I Said No: Some Ramblings on Pre-Trail Anxiety

I sit at dinner with one of my older sisters and my parents. I’ve become bad at conversing, for thoughts of the PCT have consumed all of my available headspace....

Mar 21, 2019 : Sam Cooper
On the Path to Healing & Hiking for Mental Health

On the Path to Healing & Hiking for Mental Health

My battle with depression, hiking to heal, and hiking with a purpose.

Jan 31, 2017 : Stubbs
Rainxiety

Rainxiety

For someone with an anxious personality, there's a lot to worry about out here on the AT. For me, one of the principal concerns has been rain. I mean, in...

May 2, 2016 : Notebook
“You’ll Find All Your Edges”

“You’ll Find All Your Edges”

It’s safe to say that people who embark on absurd undertakings are looking for a meaningful experience beyond the surface-level features of it. Of course you have to love the...

Mar 3, 2016 : Notebook
Accountability (re: Thru-Hiking and Blogging)

Accountability (re: Thru-Hiking and Blogging)

Sure, I’ve written before. I’ve spent sleepless nights writing until my anxiety-fueled adrenaline turns into mental and physical exhaustion. I have written to de-code all of the feelings. All of

Dec 6, 2015 : Lauren Hafley
Overcoming Anxiety One (Literal) Step At A Time

Overcoming Anxiety One (Literal) Step At A Time

One of the first questions my husband asked me in all seriousness about my hiking the AT was "You know you will have to talk to people you don't know?...

Nov 14, 2015 : Kimmy Morris
Challenging Thoughts and Fears

Challenging Thoughts and Fears

With just under 5 weeks til my brother and I start our Appalachian Trail adventure I've been starting to worry nonstop. Keeping myself awake at night, I'm hounded by thoughts...

Feb 23, 2015 : Erin Tate