How I Silenced That Voice in My Head–Today, on Elle.com! by Susie Meserve | Mar 4, 2015 | Anxiety & Mental Health, Motherhood, Writing | 11 comments Friends, I’ve got an essay on Elle.com today! It’s called “How I Silenced that Voice in My Head,” and it’s about my decision to start meditating and stop being so damn anxious. Enjoy, and I’d love to hear what you think. Yours, Susie Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window) 11 Comments Susie Meserve on March 4, 2015 at 3:07 pm Reblogged this on popcorntheblog and commented: Susie Meserve on Elle.com today. Reply Ellen Warecki on March 4, 2015 at 3:31 pm Good job Susie!!! Ellen Reply Susie Meserve on March 4, 2015 at 3:38 pm Thanks! Reply pammese on March 4, 2015 at 3:55 pm Loved it Suz. Good information for all those people (mostly women!) who think they’ve said the wrong thing at a party or can’t get their shortcomings out of their minds. Why do we do this to ourselves. I love that you didn’t turn to meds though. Reply Susie Meserve on March 5, 2015 at 8:54 am Thanks, Mom! Reply Susie Meserve on March 5, 2015 at 9:15 am I should say, though. A commenter on Elle suggested I sounded holier-than-thou about not using medication. I don’t mean to be; I just could never really bite the bullet and try it, especially because I felt like I didn’t _always_ need it. But I’m not anti-medication at all, and I have frequently wondered if I’d save myself some heartache if I just tried it. But it kind of scares me, especially side effects etc. Reply Sandi Donnelly on March 6, 2015 at 3:09 pm Really well done Susie. Thank you for the courage to share your story. I have had a fairly regular meditation practice for the past 14 years and my experience is that some days are much quieter than others and it is a very important part of starting my day. I have come to accept that some fear/anxiety will always be there on some level but I am not allowing it to be in the driver’s seat. It is not ruling me today….it is in the backseat. Reply Susie Meserve on March 6, 2015 at 8:03 pm Thank you, Sandi. It’s great to hear from you. Maybe we can meditate in Maine next summer! Reply Marsha Durham on March 30, 2015 at 4:08 am I meditate as well. In rough times, it’s hard to sit and be still. But when I’m meditating regularly, the effect is like adding needed insulation on all the ‘livewires’ of worry in my brain. Great article. Reply Poppedify Gourmet Popcorn on September 10, 2015 at 4:12 am Hi Susie, I was looking for popcorn related blogs and stumbled across yours. Just curious how are things now that it’s been a few months, are you still meditating regularly? Reply Susie Meserve on September 10, 2015 at 7:26 am Great question. My practice has fallen off somewhat, but I always return to it, and that’s what’s good. I go through periods where I meditate every day and others when I only do about three times a week. One of my goals for fall is to keep at it. Thanks for the comment, and all best to you. Reply Submit a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.