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Beatrix Kiddo

Mountain climber
Feb 24, 2013 - 11:46am PT
Dingus try to stay positive. Don't let the negative thoughts spiral. Listen to good reggae (Burning Spear), meditate (youtube actually has some pretty good videos to help with this), go for a walk, drink some chamomile (did I spell that right?) tea. I'm recovering from PTSD. All of this really helps me. Stay steady my friend. It helps to tell yourself it won't last forever...

Social climber
Feb 24, 2013 - 12:03pm PT



Social climber
Feb 24, 2013 - 12:07pm PT


Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Feb 24, 2013 - 01:45pm PT
I went back to work for 2 months;...long term sub job in a 3rd grade class;...I gained 15 lbs and got no was fun, profitable, but alittle stressful for a senior citizen such as myself. That is over, but now the REAL anxiety arrives;.....I am so stressed out. Each day, I now have to decide if I am going biking then climbing......or climbing and then biking......or just biking,.....or just climbing....or just hiking.....maybe some housework...(nahhhhh)....or maybe just go to Starbucks w/a newspaper and a java and's stressing me out, man.....too many decisions....too many options....
(Dingus; got it, bro;'s a roller coaster sometimes....we got your back, sir; go for the gold;...the power and the glory.....we'll spot ya...)...


Social climber
Feb 24, 2013 - 01:49pm PT


Now that's, "ANXIETY"...


Trad climber
Feb 24, 2013 - 04:05pm PT
Am I the only one that looks at that protection scheme and thinks WTF?

Trad climber
the crowd MUST BE MOCKED...Mocked I tell you.
Feb 24, 2013 - 06:47pm PT
Paging Dr. Milktoast, paging Dr. Milktoast, you are wanted in the climbing room. Please report.

Feb 24, 2013 - 07:08pm PT
Easy solution. Quit that gig, and get a more relaxing job. There are way more important things to stress about than a job.

In less words:


Off White

Tenino, WA
Feb 24, 2013 - 07:24pm PT
Sounds really unpleasant Dingus, but I'm glad to see there's an explanation for why everyone's favorite uncle has been acting out and so cranky lately. Cats will get you through times of high anxiety better than high anxiety will get you through times of no cats.

oh yeah, and yoga.

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Feb 24, 2013 - 07:25pm PT

too much in too few years?


Trad climber
the tip of god's middle finger
Feb 24, 2013 - 08:31pm PT
dude you chose your livlihood;
buck up when the piper calls.

so you gotta f*#king travel.
whoo hoo.

send it, dingus.
it's your lead.
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Feb 24, 2013 - 09:51pm PT
Lots of great suggestions here. Personally after owning a Pharmacy for 20 years, if you have to drug yourself to live, you need to re examine your life. Short term may be an interim solution but not a forever solution.

Hobo dan made a great comment. Water and Exercise is awesome. Exercise rids the out door folk of the indoor demons.

Think Kalimon and 10b4me nailed it. What the f. kind of life are we living when it produces such results. Maybe time to re evaluate. Only the brave and the dumb blondes do.

Dumb blonde re evaluation: When Dan died five years ago, my husband, lover, best friend and adventure man I lived anxiety. I had to decide what to do about it.

I chose to turn my back on my then current life and create a new one. It was Dang Hard. At times I've had to count toilet paper squares.

But turning the sail into the wind and living one day at a time, one step at a time with Peace, Patience and Perseverance. I can now buy toilet paper. :D

But really, I am living a life I love. I am learning and growning.

I don't know you at all Dingus (but I love your Trip Reports.) But sometimes you think you have to produce a style of living for your family when all they really would like is you, home.

Peace, Lynnie

Trad climber
Feb 24, 2013 - 10:03pm PT
But sometimes you think you have to produce a style of living for your family when all they really would like is you, home.

Sometimes it is not so simple. We work to provide. In the end we lose who we are providing for. Sucks.
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Feb 24, 2013 - 10:13pm PT
johntp, sorry.

Personally I would have loved having my husband less stressed and happy with what he enjoyed....cause we enjoyed the same things.

Question here: Kinda Important One. Do guys think they need to keep up with the Joneses? Is it a Testosterone thing. I know some spouses like things, big homes etc....well maybe, did you ever ask your spouse/family?

Jess thinking out loud here. :D
John M

Feb 24, 2013 - 10:24pm PT
Sometimes it comes down to what you are good at and what you are interested in requires a kind of commitment that can be all encompassing. And for awhile that can be fine, even good, such as becoming a surgeon requires intense commitment, but then sometimes you start to wear out and then you can be stuck. If you don't have any commitments, then it is much easier to change course, but if you have commitments, then it can be difficult. So you end up keeping on in something that is tearing you apart.

Good people get torn up all the time by the circumstances of life. A prime example in our society is someone stuck in a job because they need health insurance for a loved one. It isn't just the individuals decisions that affect how they live. The society they live in also affects them.
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Feb 24, 2013 - 10:29pm PT
Good point, John M. But I believe the higher powers will help you and not destroy you in your attempts to provide for the ones you love. Smiles, lynne
John M

Feb 24, 2013 - 10:32pm PT
Hopefully he is out playing.
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 25, 2013 - 08:19am PT
Hey thanks for all the great chemical and physical therapy advice! Will have to try some of that out.

As it is I went climbing Saturday, got all roughed up and the hell beat out of me, haha. Felt GOOD! Sat in some poison oak too, for good measure. Didn't get a rash though, even though I was wallowing in it. Now I'm up to rassle with another week of flying the friendly skis. Off to Montreal, wish me luck!

My attitude is reset somewhat. We'll see what 10-hours of Delta airlines and a winter storm in the northeast brings me.



Mountain climber
honeoye falls,ny.greeneck alleghenys
Feb 25, 2013 - 08:29am PT
Dingus,"another week of flying the friendly skis". Yeah me too,at lest you have work,its hard to be a carpenter this time of year,yeah, anxiety.
Credit: wilbeer
best of luck
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Feb 25, 2013 - 11:02am PT
Git 'er done and get home son!

No worries about the Oakdale guff. I try to impose a one beer rule when I want to jump on somebody.

The world is a different place after another beer...the pause that refreshes and in this case resets. LOL
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