Well to keep it from going on to long, I had a few negative experience that effected me when I was in Washington. What a lot of people don't know is I had been a political activist, but was living with a really toxic person at the time. And this trickled down into what I write. So in a way it makes it hard to really praise my work, as it kind of reopens old wounds in a way.
As far as the creative community itself, it's more the nature of Twitter itself, and how it has this tendency to rub in your wound. I once noted to a friend, how Twitter seems like it has the worst of humanity at times. I had my worst periods of writer's block when I routinely used that platform to network with Literary Agents and Editors.
I also had survived a UFO cult, which effected my writing style somewhat. And because of that, its made me hesitant to try meditation, as I associate meditation with excessive group think and individuality suppressing practices.
You would be surprised though, how much having a cat now improves a lot of the anxiety issues. It hasn' made everything absolutely better, but its improved a bit. I don't get as much writer's block as I used to, but I also am not trying to churn out 9 novellas in 3 years either.