Elizabeth Vargas, the barrier-breaking co-anchor of ABC’s World News Tonight and 20/20, bravely revealed that she is an alcoholic during a televised interview in 2014. But what most people don’t know is Elizabeth has suffered from acute anxiety since childhood, and that after years of silent struggle, she turned to alcohol for relief.
Between Breaths is the story of Elizabeth’s lifelong battle with the condition, how it began at the age of six when her father was sent to the war in Vietnam, and how it continued to plague her, even as she rose to the top of a profession requiring flawless poise under pressure. She chronicles her desperate attempts to conceal the terrifying panic attacks that gripped her while reporting on some of the biggest stories of her career, and she describes her descent into alcohol dependence and deception, and finally, her redemption through rehab, and learning how to better live with her condition.
Kit’s phone buzzed in the pocket of his gear jacket. Really? Well, if it were something important, whoever it was would leave a message. He was kind of busy battling demons at the moment. One of them was creeping up on him, but he jumped back and sliced through its tentacles like butter.
Last night, Motown: The Musical was in town. Newport News, to be specific.
I’ve had some trouble with podcasts in the past. The app on my iPhone deleted all of them, so I gave up on listening for awhile.
So, I was laying in bed the other day – I was awake but hadn’t gotten up yet – when I found myself wondering if I could have my cake and eat it too. Continue reading “Exhibit A: Ginger Zee”
I spent years caring so deeply that I couldn’t do anything. I cared so deeply about trying to be excellent, trying to live up to an inner standard that I was crippled as a result.
Katy Perry’s “Unconditionally” and Rachel Platten’s “Whole Heart” may sound different, but if you think about it, they are very much the same.