To Calm Down, Try ‘Calming Up’ Instead

The only way to de-stress is more stress

Ashley Abramson
Forge
Published in
4 min readNov 21, 2018

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I was halfway through my overpriced airplane chardonnay when, two rows in front of me, someone began screaming for help: “We need a flight attendant! This woman is unconscious!”

The next few moments were terrifying, as the passengers around the unresponsive woman sprung into action. Thankfully, she woke…

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Ashley Abramson
Forge

Writer-mom hybrid. Health & psychology stories in NYT, WaPo, Allure, Real Simple, & more.