For the last two weeks, I've been writing about my experiences with Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Panic Disorder, and panic attacks. On week 1, I shared with you a brief outline of the progression of these disorders over the course of my life, and last week, I wrote about the things I think people need … Continue reading Anxiety–Destroyer of Lives, Part 3: Things People Say That I Wish They Didn’t Say
Last week, I posted Anxiety--Destroyer of Lives, Part 1: My Long & Complicated Relationship With Panic. In it, I gave a brief description of how and when I began experiencing the crippling effects of Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Panic Attacks. If you have not yet read part 1, reading it before you read this post … Continue reading Anxiety–Destroyer of Lives, Part 2: The Things You Need to Know About GAD & Panic Attacks
There are volumes upon volumes of books and reams upon reams of reports about the symptoms and causes of Anxiety Disorder. I'm not a physician, psychiatrist, or medical researcher, so there's nothing I can add to them. I've written before about my own symptoms and about what happens when the debilitating panic sets in, and … Continue reading Damn You, Eleanor Roosevelt: The Torment of Living With Anxiety Disorder
Sorry for the delay in posts the last week or so. I've been a little busy trying to start my life all over again, 'n' stuff. (A quick note to new readers: anytime you see words underlined or in a different color, you can click on them to read something related to the current post. Okay, … Continue reading Getting All Third-Persony About It
It's one of those nights, you know? One of those nights when sleep is just not going to come. I've had a lot of those nights lately. Too many to count. More than enough. This year has been................tough. As last year's school year came to a close I was so encouraged and so excited. I … Continue reading Beaten! (A truth bomb…)
I can certainly relate to this! If overthinking is an art then I'm Pablo Picasso. Not only do I overthink, but every thought is messy and disjointed and mutated and. . .ugly! Where's the off switch for my brain? People like me who suffer from anxiety and depression often find themselves overthinking--creating problems where none … Continue reading Where’s the Off Switch For My Brain? (Pic of the Day – May 18)
Our challenge then, as human beings, is to not allow ourselves to be paralyzed with fear and doubt. Our challenge is, as I've said many times before, keep moving forward. Look fear in the face and move on. Let doubt have its say and move on.