It takes a lot to carry out a wedding. I got married five months ago and it has taken this long to fully recover from the eight months of planning and self inflicting stress. Our wedding was a beautiful and nearly perfect day that I wish I could relive a hundred times because it truly […]Read more "for the anxious bride"
If I told you that I was recovering from an anxiety induced alcohol dependency and eating disorder without any guidance or supervision of a medical professional, you would probably consider me an absolute fool, but I am doing exactly that, and I’m no fool. I had my first anxiety attack when I was seventeen, and […]Read more "break from booze"
For a person who doesn’t believe in time travel or having any control in life outside of their own free will it seems slightly ridiculous to even consider the possibility before answering the timeless question, if you could change anything about your past, what would it be? I have answered this on several occasions with […]Read more "growing pains"
I was never told that it was acceptable to give up. I was always taught to never give up, and this has become a problem. It is a dangerous mindset to have, that you should never give up on anything, especially for someone with anxiety. Anxious people want to have control over every person, thing, […]Read more "permission to give up"
I am no expert in psychology, but pondering the old nature vs. nurture debate I have always felt like a product of my environment as far as my personality and behavior are concerned. To a certain extent I can understand how personality traits can be hereditary, but I am not at all convinced that my […]Read more "pardon my personality"
Cold and flu viruses are spreading and mutating all over the place and I have recently and very rudely been reminded of how much of a showstopper getting sick can be. It has been so many years since I have come down with even the most common cold that I forgot how brutal this stuff […]Read more "sick"
Worry is the cornerstone of an anxiety disorder. If you’re like me you worry about things more than they deserve to be worried about and after spending way too much time cycling between feeling crazy and being utterly amazed at how powerful the mind is and how often thoughts and feelings can be bizarrely inaccurate, […]Read more "when everything scares you"
My experience with anxiety started out slow. When I was a child I remember having separation anxiety at school. I just wanted my mom all the time and rarely felt okay when I wasn’t around her. I also suffered from a sleep disorder known as night terrors. All throughout high school and college I had […]Read more "anxiety is in the air"