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Archive for June, 2012

Poll: What’s Your Relationship Like With Your Anxiety Disorder?

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

Do you think it’s possible to become grateful for our anxious suffering? Can we learn from it? Is it just a painfully uncomfortable downer or can it help us to grow?

What is ‘Hypervigilance’ and How Can It Cause Anxiety?

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

When all the tests came back with the medical equivalent of academic straight A’s, I was dumbfounded. I asked my doctor why I felt such strange sensations when others did not.

I Want a Panic-Free Wedding, Not a Tarnished One

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

Maybe this is where I just need to let go. Just let go of my thoughts. All of them. All of my worries. All of everything.

I Want a Panic-Free Wedding, But So Much Can Go Wrong!

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

Only a few days left, and I’m still ruminating about everything that could go wrong on the big day. Let’s see how many of my worries I could formulate into a list or two.

I Want a Panic-Free Wedding: Eight Days Left!

Sunday, June 17th, 2012

There’s the obvious stuff, like unexpected rain. Then there’s the klutzy stuff, like tripping and falling face first while walking down the aisle. And then there’s the panic-related stuff.

10 Rules for Coping with Panic: Rule #7 (Part 3)

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

It might feel safer to avoid a trip to the mall. It might even save you from a panic attack. But, in the long run, the places, people, and situations that we avoid become more threatening to us.

10 Rules for Coping with Panic: Rule #7 (Part 2)

Sunday, June 10th, 2012

I can certainly tell you that panic comes in waves — and when the tide is low, I swim.

10 Rules for Coping with Panic: Rule #7 (Part 1)

Thursday, June 7th, 2012

“Offer valid online only. Offer not valid in stores,” the voucher said. “Perfect,” replied my agoraphobic side. I wouldn’t have to leave the house.

10 Rules for Coping with Panic: Rule #6

Monday, June 4th, 2012

Here’s the catch: when you distract yourself from panic, you also distract yourself from panic’s slow retreat.

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