Facing My Anxiety

Facing My Fear Of Road Trips

For the most part I feel like I have my anxiety under control right now. It is still there, however, lingering in the shadows, ready to pounce at unsuspecting moments. I know this, but I have been doing really well lately and I haven’t had any panic attacks. This has been great considering I am currently weaning myself… Continue reading Facing My Fear Of Road Trips

Generalized Anxiety Disorder · Postpartum Anxiety

Talking About My Anxiety

My therapist has been encouraging me to open up about my anxiety. Something that is very anxiety producing for me is my fear of having a panic attack in front of people. If I could open up to people about my anxiety then maybe I wouldn’t be as worried about this situation. I have a hard… Continue reading Talking About My Anxiety

Panic Attacks

Worst Case Scenario When Having A Panic Attack

Since my first panic attack 18 years ago I have spent a good part of my life worrying about having another panic attack. How many panic attacks have I actually had? Maybe 75? How many hours have I spent worrying about having a panic attack? I can’t even begin to calculate but I know it’s in… Continue reading Worst Case Scenario When Having A Panic Attack

Panic Attacks

I Had A Panic Attack In My Kids Playgroup

I joined a playgroup when my first born was 6 months old and I met with them once a week until she turned three and went off to preschool. After that we have continued to meet, just not as frequently. The other day we met for the first time in a few months. I have… Continue reading I Had A Panic Attack In My Kids Playgroup

Fear of Flying

Using Visualization to Ease Anxiety

I recently flew from Philly to Nashville and I am happy to say I didn’t have my usual panic attack while flying. I hadn’t flown in 4 years so I was very nervous about how I would handle this flight. My family and I were headed to my cousins wedding and my kids were the… Continue reading Using Visualization to Ease Anxiety

Fear of Flying

10 Tips for Flying with Anxiety

I hate flying. It doesn’t make sense how you can enter a metal tube with a bunch of strangers and then get flung into the sky at 200 miles an hour. You are putting your life in the hands of a pilot you don’t know anything about. It could be his first day on the job or he… Continue reading 10 Tips for Flying with Anxiety

Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Waking up Anxious and Afraid

I hate the feeling of waking up anxious. The pit in my stomach as my eyes open. Especially on the days when I don’t even know why I am feeling this way. It makes me feel like the day is going to be impossible to get through. The thought of getting up and doing everything I have to… Continue reading Waking up Anxious and Afraid