Have an anxiety disorder? Hate being sick? Throw some cold meds into the mix and you might really end up feeling bonkers.
The residual shakiness or jellylegs you experience after a panic attack are not part of the panic attack itself — they are artifacts.
Buzzfeed’s “24 Comics That Capture The Frustration Of Anxiety Disorders” resonated with my panicky self. Which comic most aptly describes your own experience with anxiety or panic?
I was captivated by its simplicity, its wide-open page spaces, and its daily “HOT” notations that sung out to me, siren-like: you, absent-minded gal that you are, can prioritize! You can!
If you snoop hard enough, you can likely determine all sorts of details about the person — and their culture — based upon what they toss in the trash.
We collapsed the camping tent and, immediately, my symbolic safe space had been rolled up into a bag. Enter the nausea.
Having an anxiety disorder affects my life quite enough the way it is. Throw something as big as house hunting into the mix and it’s very easy to become overwhelmed.
For anyone with an anxiety disorder, surgery can be a special kind of hell. Consider anesthesia: a numbing of our consciousness that’s beyond our own control.
We need to play an active role in our own treatment. We can’t just close our eyes and let our doctors make the decisions that will affect our bodies.
Part of the beauty of books and notebooks is this: we use them. We use them up. We crumple them, we write in or on them, and we make them ours.