Floating: A Common Anxiety Symptom

March 28, 2017

Many of us in the sisterhood have described the sensation, during moments of intense anxiety, of watching ourselves as if we were not in our own bodies. Not that I don’t often dream of being in someone else’s body (preferably someone smaller). But this particular anxiety symptom is no one’s dream. It’s weird and frightening and, frankly, can make you think you’ve gone off the deep end...

Transitions Trigger My Anxiety

March 21, 2017

This year has brought about a lot of change in my life, and, if I’m being honest, I don’t do so well with change. Never have. Probably never will. Change, for me, is not about “going with the flow” or “riding the tide” with serenity, confident that things will all work out. I mean who […]

The Third Most Common Anxiety Disorder: Social Anxiety

March 14, 2017

Abs and I have interviewed lots of people dealing with many different phobias and anxieties. One of the most prevalent and painful is Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD). When someone suffers from social anxiety disorder (SAD), she feels constantly judged in social situations and often believes that she just does not fit in...

Shrinking World Syndrome

March 7, 2017

On my way to my friend Wendy’s wedding, I had the mother of all anxiety attacks: dizziness accompanied by severe nausea. The decision to pull over and curl into a ball until the episode passed was hardly a choice; needless to say, I did not make it to the wedding. In fact, I didn’t even […]

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