Are you worried sick about what the world is doing to you? Do you suffer from anxiety over rampant tornados, raging floods, and falling meteors? Does the threat of avalanches, extinctions, and water shortages in far-flung parts of the world cause you to lock your doors and tremble? Well, I have some good news for you!
I may not be able to cure you (I’m not a therapist), but I DO know what your problem is. According to an article by Justin Noble of the Columbia News Service, you may be suffering from Eco-anxiety.
If you are experiencing “panic attacks, loss of appetite, irritability and unexplained bouts of weakness, [and] sleeplessness . . .” (and your NOT on the verge of losing control of the real estate deal of a lifetime), have no fear. Because . . .
Not only is there a name for the symptoms that are caused by fears of environmental nature, but, as it turns out, there are specialists called “eco-therapists” who can help you with your Eco-anxiety.
My take on this latest of trendy anxieties? Turn off the TV, put down the news paper, and go for a walk. Enjoy the springtime flowers and trees. Just look at how great the world really is. And then, when you get home, don’t forget to take your allergy medicine. SMILE!