anxiety

On the Path to Healing & Hiking for Mental Health

On the Path to Healing & Hiking for Mental Health

I’m sure to most of you it is a no brainer that there are some physical health benefits to hiking. It can help you control your weight, blood pressure and...

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
A Pilot about Writing

A Pilot about Writing

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