Anxiety disorders are more common than we may think, but since it is silent and not easily visible we often think we are alone. While there are 40 million Americans diagnosed with an anxiety disorder, with many more who have not been diagnosed not including children! We are not alone in this, and I have … Continue reading Real Anxiety Stories from Real People
Having key people in your life at the ready has been critical for my success living with anxiety and just may help you too. When you have an anxiety disorder it can seem like you’re the only one that does. I am here to tell you that is not the case…I have an anxiety disorder … Continue reading Why Key Supports Help with Anxiety Disorders
Last Thursday I spoke at a People Tree event, sharing my experience with anxiety within the theme of the event, "Comfort Zones." Specifically I shared recent aspects of my history with anxiety ranging from hospitalization, why I shifted from my prior comfort zone of avoidance to now acceptance, and more. As I shared during the … Continue reading Observations from the Mic
Those of us with anxiety disorders tend to steer away from situations that (we think) will induce high anxiety or panic. Here is why you should not avoid discomfort and what you can do to grow stronger. I have lived with anxiety for most of my life and it grew worse with age. I avoided … Continue reading Growing through Discomfort
This past Thursday marked 90 days since I was admitted to the hospital from overwhelming anxiety. I can't say that I'm totally cured but hell, what fun would that be anyway?! I can say without a doubt that I am feeling better than I have in years, on a fraction of the meds and am … Continue reading 90 Days Out!
My anxiety disorder made me feel I wasn't strong enough, man enough or good enough. Society tells me (and the collective male sex) that men must be strong and not show any signs of weakness. Terms like "suck it up, "be a man" and "don't be a pussy" firmly support this. Our male role models … Continue reading Anxiety in Men