Yesterday, I posted a video of Frank Sinatra singing “What’s New?”
Today, I’m posting a video of Mel Brooks singing a song about anxiety, in the style of Frank Sinatra.
(found on YouTube here)
Well, I think it’s about time I wrote a post about anxiety. Don’t you agree?
- I did a therapy group last evening, where we focused on anxiety.
- Ten minutes before we started the group, I realized I had left my bag — containing my monetary “must-haves” — on the sidewalk of one of the busiest streets in Boston.
- Twenty minutes after we ended the group, I realized I had conducted the entire group with enough food stuck in my teeth to resemble some sort of dental salad bar.
Here’s some good news:
- The group members said they felt markedly less anxious by the end of our time together.
- When I went to retrieve my bag, it was still there.
- At least we know I’m taking good-enough care of myself to eat some friggin’ thing, in the time between the two consecutive groups I facilitate on Thursdays.
I don’t have any photos of the above, but I can show you these, taken yesterday after dark (a time that heightens anxiety in many people):
And while the scare-chemical of adrenaline was still hanging around for me while I was snapping those shots above, I felt safe enough last night. No anxiety — high or low — for me.
Unlike what Mel Brooks sings, regarding him vs. anxiety, I win!
Let’s celebrate that with another song, on this Friday morning. Here’s Robert Cray, with some bluesy advice:
Thanks to Mel Brooks, Robert Cray, those who sing about anxiety in any way, groups (of all kinds) that help each other let go of anxiety, and to you — of course! — for keeping me company, today.