The Importance of Sharing Your Experiences

A friend of mine mentioned how I haven’t posted about my anxiety on here in a while. This is very true and I think the reason for this is because, honestly, not much has changed. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve made some improvements and these improvements are far from unimportant, it just doesn’t seem like I’ve made tons of progress in terms of getting through my anxiety.

Maybe another reason I haven’t posted about my anxiety much lately is because it’s a little embarrassing to me that I’m still struggling so much. I’m so happy for how far I’ve come and I know that I’ve made a lot of progress since the very beginning of my struggle with anxiety, but I still feel like I have a long way to go.

I hate going through this – I hate not doing the things I love because my anxiety makes me feel weaker than I actually am. Anxiety isn’t always the easiest thing to shake off and it has a way of trying to convince you of things that are far from the truth.

I guess I’ve felt like I haven’t had much to say about my anxiety as of late. It’s not as if I’ve made an unbelievable amount of progress or that it’s as if I’ve forgotten what it’s like to be so anxious. No, I still know what that feeling is like and I still experience it quite a bit.

The truth is though, that I have made progress and that every bit of progress is important. I’ve gotten outside more, I’ve been doing better inside the house, and I even published two books! These are amazing accomplishments! I’ve always felt that any positive accomplishment is worth celebrating and that every individual who has been through something has something valuable to share. Who am I to doubt the importance of my words or the words of anyone else?

Don’t doubt that you have something important to say. Don’t doubt that you can help others. Just because you’re struggling does not mean you haven’t made progress!

I hope that everyone’s doing well.

*Special thanks to the friend who reminded me why I started this blog.

 

 

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A Quote From A Reader!

A Quote About Abstract Clarity!

B.W. Ginsburg

There’s nothing better than receiving random compliments about your written work when you’re a writer! Just last week, I received this lovely compliment from a friend on Instagram about my new short story collection, Abstract Clarity:

“I was going to read it in the car on our weekend trip but there was just too much stuff going on in the car so last night after I got everything done and the house was quiet I started reading your book! I was so tired but I kept saying to myself “just one more page – just one more page” and as I was reading I got a little scared…I mean because I was being sucked into the story! (It was a good thing) So – tonight I’m going to continue reading after the house is quiet! Thanks for such a great read! You are a talented writer” – new_writer_on_the_block

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Mental Health Update

Hi everyone! I hope you’re all doing well!

I don’t know how many of you still check out my blog on a regular basis, but you’ve probably noticed that I haven’t posted a lot about anxiety lately. This is in no way because I don’t struggle anymore (unfortunately, I still struggle a lot) or that I don’t care about mental health issues, but rather because when it comes to writing, I’ve been focusing on writing more positive things.

I feel it’s only right to update you on my mental health. As I mentioned, I still struggle with anxiety and panic attacks. The panic attacks aren’t nearly as bad and frequent, but the general anxiety is very difficult for me. I’m still trying on a daily basis to get through it. On a positive note, I have made a lot of progress in some areas!

In addition, unfortunately, I haven’t been exercising and facing my fears like I should. It’s a horrible trap to fall into – I think pure laziness and being occupied with other things has gotten in the way. On one hand, distracting my mind with working on my writing is a good thing, but on the other, I should definitely still be spending a lot of energy on working hard to get better. By just sitting around, my anxiety isn’t going to lessen or be easier to manage.

I want you to all know that I am still here for you – seriously. I’m not going to stop blogging about anxiety and mental health. If you need to talk, I’m here.

Please remember that the best way to get through anxiety is to do what works best for you. Taking small, manageable steps in facing fears is what I find personally helpful. It allows the anxiety sufferer to take their own, beneficial steps in order to overcome their obstacles.

Once again I hope you are all doing well.

-B.G.

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Please Reblog!

Help Me Spread The Word!

B.W. Ginsburg

Hi everyone! As an author, I’m constantly trying to increase my reader base. Please do me the favor of being so kind as to spread the word about my new novel. Simply click the ‘reblog’ button. I greatly appreciate all your help!

Thank You,

B.W. Ginsburg, author of Rest in Piece

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Author Interview Now On ‘My Trending Stories’!

Hey guys! A few days ago my good friend, Jade – author of Conversations Bordering On Torment, interviewed me for her new author interview project that she’s working on. Not only can you find the article on Jade’s blog, but you can also find it on the website, My Trending Stories! I want to thank Jade for helping me spread the word about my writing and also thank her for helping others do the same. It’s important that, as writers and friends, we support one another.

To read more of Jade’s Trending Stories, click here

To view Jade’s writing blog, click here

To purchase Jade’s new book, click here

To visit Jade’s Goodreads author page, click here

To view B.W. Ginsburg’s interview with Jade, click here


To view B.W. Ginsburg’s book blog, click here

To purchase B.W. Ginsburg’s new book, click here

To visit B.W. Ginsburg’s Goodreads author page, click here

To view more interviews with B.W. Ginsburg, click here

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Rest in Piece: Don’t Forget To Pick Up Your Copy Today!

Hey everyone! For those of you who don’t already know, I published my first book ever, Rest in Piece, in October 2016. I then published the paperback of Rest in Piece in December 2016. I have had several readers already enjoy my book and I would love to continue to spread my work with others. Please consider purchasing my book on Amazon! The e-book is priced at $4.99 and the paperback is priced at $14.99. Thank you!

Description of Rest in Piece from one of its readers:

“The Erikson family love their new house.  Louise especially loves her new room.  She has privacy, space to call her own, & the hauntingly beautiful puzzle Mr. & Mrs. Adams gave to her when they moved out hanging on her wall.

Then, Catherine Adams – who grew up in what’s now Louise’s room – makes contact with someone 20 years after she mysteriously disappeared.  But, it’s not her parents to whom she reaches out – it’s 12-year-old Louise she begs for help.

Shouldering the burden alone, Louise finds herself in a bizarre world full of the sublime & the grotesque.  A world where one wrong choice could mean the difference between life & death.

Along the way, she finds out what it means to be a young adult.  She also discovers the true support & meaning of friendship, & that, sometimes, you have to lean on loved ones to disentangle life’s riddles.” – Ariel, Writing Radiation

Links For More Info:

To visit my author page on Goodreads, please visit: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32813581-rest-in-piece?from_search=true

To visit my author page on Amazon, please visit: https://www.amazon.com/B.W.-Ginsburg/e/B01MU5Y0YL

If you have any questions for me, the author, please feel free to ask in the comment section. For more information on my book, feel free to visit: https://restinpieceblog.wordpress.com/

Special Thanks:

Special thanks goes to those who have already purchased my book, written reviews, supported my writing by visiting my blog(s), plan on purchasing my book, and/or constantly cheer me on as an author and person!

-B.W. Ginsburg

 

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