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Posts by Eman El-deeb

Clay: A look into the mind of a tennis player with anxiety

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My shoes are filled with little pieces of clay. Dandruff is taking over my scalp quicker than I thought was ever possible. The tiny muscles between my fingers are too sore to ignore and I just know my right elbow will pop like sugarcane on a farmer’s knee any second now. Every time I close my eyes, it feels like they’re sliding on a …

Invisible Ink: The twisting half moon

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Just a few days ago, as I was thinking about how relatively good at doing, previously impossible, Yoga poses I’ve become, I came to a realization. I’d spent most of my life thinking that in order to be balanced, I need to have both feet firmly set on the ground. I thought that bending my knees as I land from a big jump meant …