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Enter To Win A Free Copy Of ‘ADHD According to Zoë’

Sunday, October 13th, 2013

Want a copy for free? I’ve got an extra one that’s looking for a good home. (Even if that home is a bit cluttered and disorganized like mine.)


How I Completely Forgot About World Mental Health Day (Amongst Many Other Important Things)

Saturday, October 12th, 2013

Inattentiveness is a huge problem for me. I can only play the chicken-or-egg game for so long – does the anxiety make me distractible, or does my distractibility make me anxious? – before I throw my hands up in frustration.


How Perfectionism Can Ruin Your Recovery

Saturday, August 24th, 2013

That pint-sized brain of mine, tucked inside my skinny little body that wore a hefty neon pink and yellow backpack, heard only one thing: you could have done better.


Win Wednesday: Share Your Anxiety-Related “Wins”!

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

It’s so easy to remember the bad times while discounting the good times, isn’t it? Why do we do such a thing?


Anxiety’s Complex Root System: From Green Shoot To Buried Root

Saturday, March 30th, 2013

What? Whaaaat? I can barely plan for tomorrow and now, suddenly, I have to think about five years down the road?


My TEDx Talk: Anxiety — Hibernate, Adapt, or Migrate?

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

I wanted to re-frame a breakdown into a breakthrough.


My Mind is Blank and So Is This Blog Post

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

Adrenaline is not my friend. I don’t search for it. And when it finds me accidentally, I usually tell it to shut up.


10 Rules for Coping With Panic: Rule #8, or How to Remember the Good Parts

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

(Note: this post is part of a series about navigating my way through the 10 Rules for Coping with Panic, which is a nifty little list I keep in my wallet. To read the introduction to this series, check out this post: Coping with Panic: Why I Can’t, and Why I Can.)

It’s been a long time — maybe about a month or so — since I wrote about these rules.

And why?

Truth is, I’ve been doing pretty well. I’ve had a few panic attacks here and there, but nothing I couldn’t get through with a little breather and maybe a phone call to my supportive husband.

And when I’m doing well, I fill my days with thoughts of cooking, walking, reading and writing — not with thoughts of anxiety.

To a degree, that’s a good thing. When I’m feeling well, it feels so darn good to focus on that wellness and completely forget the fact that, a year ago this week, I went on LOA from the full-time job that was a breeding ground for anxiety and panic.


Where Did My Anxiety Go? I Can’t Find It Anywhere!

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

You know me as the blogger who, once, had to run out of a wedding because dancing to Come on Eileen was too much for my panicky little bunny-rabbit heart. So…why in the hell am I feeling fantastic? Why do I suddenly feel like a new person?


Video: Why Do I Blog About (My Own) Mental Health? #mhblogday

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

Watch as I explain why I do what I do and why I feel so comfortable sharing all of my panic and anxiety-related sorrows, triumphs, dilemmas, and baby steps with the world.


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