Thank you so, so much for this feedback @thecrucialbrett. Knowing when the newsletter is affecting people is huge for me. This is stuff you can't tell from open rates, you know?
I know exactly what you mean. If anxiety is a problem around distorted perspective, then the idea that we will be able to recognize it when it's happening is exactly...what we suck at. Often friends and loved ones attempt to help by giving us a realistic perspective (Example: a friend was awaiting test results and she was sure she was going to hear she had a terminal illness. No matter how many times her husband said that she wasn't going to die, it didn't help. Why? Because the problem wasn't the test or its results. The problem was that she couldn't recognize her loss of perspective. And I know exactly how she feels).
When I was a kid my mom used to tell me, "Take deeper breaths, Meredith." But I often just ignored her. I didn't realize that the taking of deeper breaths was the exact thing that would give me a path back to a more realistic perspective...and THAT was what would feel better.
Thank you B, for sharing this so that others can see it! Hope you're doing well down in Melbourne!