Anxiety Roller Coaster: The Least Fun Ride Ever

When I was 16 years old, I had my first panic attack. Not a feeling of panic, but a full blown, out-of-my-own-reality panic attack. I felt the intense weight of the depersonalization and derealization as the world seemed to slip away from me. I’ve never been the same since. I’ve been struggling with some pretty […]

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Advocate for Yourself

Being an anxious person with any kind of actual physical health issue comes with it’s own special set of challenges. It could perhaps mean you are going to engage in circular cause and effect arguments with yourself trying to figure out your symptoms. It could mean googling your symptoms until you convince yourself you are […]

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I’m back where I once was before, but I’m not.

I strongly believe that the Universe gives you exactly what you ask it for. For the past few weeks I have been feeling like something is missing. I workout, I eat my greens, I play with my dogs. Life is good. No, life is great. But I’ve been wondering: where is my fire? Where is […]

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What I Lost to Fitness.

I hope you are not confused by the title. I’ve lost good things, and I’ve lost bad things. It’s just change. It’s just life. It’s a part of my journey that I want to share with you. This is what I lost to fitness. I lost that “not caring” mentality. I do care. I care so […]

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“I Have Anxiety Too”

Yesterday, a stranger and I began talking about protein. He told me : “I can’t take that powder because it triggers my anxiety”, and was quick to apologize with, “sorry, is that too much information?” I could have said no and brushed it off. But I was intrigued. Intrigued because I know exactly what it’s […]

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Self-Esteem is Work (and it’s worth it)!

We’ve all had those days when we just wake up, and we don’t feel good about ourselves. Maybe it’s your hair, maybe it’s your clothes. Maybe it’s your weight. Or maybe it’s something less physical, like your ability or your strength. Whatever it is, or combination thereof, it’s taken a hit. You stopped believing you […]

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10 Ways to Relieve Stress that AREN’T Total Bullsh*t

This is not your cookie-cutter stress relief list; you know, the one that said take a bath and smell some fresh lavender and all your problems will go away? This list came from the need to see something more realistic. I’ve looked up natural remedies for stress on the internet and I’m tired of seeing […]

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Is Anxiety a Weakness?

All of my closest friends have been hospitalized. The mental and physical wear and tear of life affects us all, no one is exempt from struggle. The only thing that sets us apart is the way in which we struggle. For some people, that struggle is anxiety. The friends I have seen fight their way […]

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