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Karen Arnott

Creative director, Arnott Design in Cambridge

Miss Grizzly and the Bees - a way of dealing with anxiety

PRESENTED ON JAN 16, 2019
IN CAMBRIDGE @ VOL 18

Karen Arnott has been dealing with anxiety since she was a child. In this delightful hand drawn presentation she describes how she copes and successfully manages her life, family, and business, and still has fun. 

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My Bees

BY STEVEN STARK
@ VOL 10 ON MAR 02, 2011

Steve Stark tells us the story of his farm, his bees, and the quest for golden honey (as well as the trials and triumphs along the way). 

"Presentation of the Day" on May 15, 2013.

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Of Nuts and Bolts

BY SIMEN AANERUD
@ VOL 28 ON DEC 05, 2013

Simen Aanerud's great passion in life is to make things, and he's fortunate enough to be able to do this every day. He also speaks very openly about his issues with social anxiety, compulsions, and how his uneasiness with the world feeds into his work. Simen says that this discomfort is one of the main driving forces of his work, and how it cultivates his imagination. 

"Presentation of the Day" on February 11, 2014.

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The LongStory: an Online Dating Game for Youth

BY MIRIAM VERBURG
@ VOL 29 ON APR 01, 2014

Miriam Verburg is the producer of LongStory, one of the first LGBTQ friendly dating games made specifically for young people. She discusses why she decided to devote two years of her life to producing a dating game for kids and shows some of the interesting things she learned along the way about creating games about feelings. 

"Presentation of the Day" on July 9, 2014.

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Mind the Gap

BY LISA NOLEN
@ VOL 16 ON DEC 04, 2015

Lisa Nolen shares anecdotes from her life and how she manages anxiety. Nolen moved to Sioux Falls 10 years ago as a stepping stone on a journey. She unexpectedly found the love of her life here, by way of a meddling sister and a shared love of ice cream and WWE wrestling. Together, Chad and Lisa love taking walks with their two young children, laughing uncontrollably at their own jokes, and serving others through their business development company, Serve Collective.
Growing up, her mom often said Lisa marched to the beat of a different drum. After years of growing up trying to fit in, she’s loving this part of the journey finding her own beat.

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Room Full of Strangers

BY CRESCENTIA VOLZ
@ VOL 4 ON MAY 26, 2016

In this talk, Crescentia Volz describes tackling social anxiety, making friends, and what to do at networking events!

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Mediating the anxiety of death through art and travelling

BY KATYA VENTER
@ VOL 13 ON OCT 20, 2016

Katya Venter discusses the research done for her Master’s degree about mediating the awareness of her own finitude and death through art and travelling.

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What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

BY INDIGO CHANNING
@ VOL 9 ON JUN 08, 2017

Indigo Channing's experiences with anxiety, brokenness, and our shared humanity.

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Anxiety Quiet Anxiety

BY LEONARD MARTINEZ
@ VOL 17 ON OCT 21, 2017

People who have anxiety usually have a hard time explaining what it is to those that never experience it. One way to describe it is it having many of the same qualities as the loud/quiet/loud dynamic of rock n’ roll songs. Leonard Martinez’s presentation looks at the heady topic of anxiety through the lens of music. All you’ll feel is calm - hopefully.

 

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My Year of Unhappy Places

BY COURTENAY HAMIESTER
@ VOL 27 ON OCT 02, 2018

Courtenay Hamiester has been a pessimist her whole life. In her mid-40's, she was diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder, and she realized that pessimism wasn't her nature, it was pathology. And if anxiety had dug these ruts in her neural pathways that made her think everything was going to suck, was there a way she could dig herself out of them by re-teaching her brain that everything was going to be okay? So then, she decided to start doing things that scared her and then writing about them after realizing that a person can't die from.