I am not good enough. I am not worthy. If you suffer from an anxiety disorder you have likely had these thoughts. I know I have. But what if your child or a friend told you that they weren't good enough? Would you agree with them? Or would you tell them they are worthy and … Continue reading Good Enough, As Is.
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
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!
Today I had the honor and humbling experience of speaking at the anxiety treatment program where I spent weeks learning how to accept anxiety. I completed outpatient therapy for my anxiety disorder two months ago (already?!) When I started program I was at rock-bottom. I had lost hope that I could live life with my … Continue reading Speaking at Anxiety Program
If you have experienced a panic attack you have probably felt like the end was near since panic feels like utter despair, fright and doom to whomever it attacks. However if we look at panic and anxiety attacks from a scientific, fact-based perspective we can start to defuse them from irrational, debilitating, racing thoughts. Personally … Continue reading All the Feels of a Panic Attack