Advice to a Panicky Friend
One of your friends has shared some of his/her problems with you. Your friend wants advice on how to handle these difficulties because things seem to be going from bad to worse. In fact, your friend is becoming panicky. Write a post/comment/letter to your friend, giving both your advice on how to relieve the panic and your suggestions about how to proceed next. In the opening paragraph, identify the problem and make sure it is serious enough to warrant such a response from you.
Tip: Maybe your friend is suffering from a lack of sleep.
A Dark Time
Each of us probably has experienced a “dark” time in our lives when events or relationships were not going well. In a post, identify that dark period and comment on your feelings (ie. depression, frustration).
Tip: Create a stream of consciousness narrative.
Include a phrase or idea from William James somewhere in your narrative or letter.