Did anybody else spend this morning with a ball of hot scratchy anxiety in their chest? No? Just me? Cool. Let me back up. The dude and I (and the dog) are leaving tomorrow for Florida. We're going to spend two days driving down, then stay for almost a week, then spend two days driving … Continue reading Oh, hey, I know you.
Profile of a fellow anxiety sufferer
Today we're doing something a little bit different. While this blog will still mostly focus on my experiences with anxiety, I'm going to start interviewing other people who deal with anxiety and posting it here every so often. Partly this is because my experience isn't universal, and there are definitely things about me or my … Continue reading Profile of a fellow anxiety sufferer
Anatomy of a panic attack
There is a subtle but important difference between the triggers and underlying causes of anxiety, and sometimes it can be hard to recognize this difference without help. Triggers are usually small, specific instances that put you on alert. Underlying causes are more about why you're feeling the anxiety - what you're actually thinking about. Clues to these can often … Continue reading Anatomy of a panic attack
When you least expect it
One of the things I'm slowly learning about my anxiety is what triggers it and when to expect it. For instance, there's usually some anxiety around some kind of confrontation or confession, and there is always some around traveling. My therapist also thinks (and I agree) that I'm more susceptible when I haven't been doing … Continue reading When you least expect it