Social Phobia

July 25, 2017

Many of us Anxiety Sisters struggle with what is commonly known as Social Anxiety. But that name doesn’t accurately capture the true nature of this particular anxiety disorder. Actually, the irrational fear of being judged and scrutinized in social situations is a phobia; we believe this distinction is important, especially when it comes to treatment […]

Mom Anxiety 3: Special Needs Children

July 18, 2017

Any mother with a special needs child will recognize that that we have our own special brand of anxiety. A lot of this anxiety comes from social systems—medical, educational, employment—which are usually not welcoming to our children. Most of us find ourselves becoming full-time advocates, forever explaining the extra resources it takes—financial, emotional, physical, intellectual, […]

Anxiety Management Technique: Naming Your Monsters

July 11, 2017

Years ago, when I was new to the anxiety scene, I had absolutely no idea what was going on inside my head. I understood vaguely that I had some kind of mental issue, but, back then, Panic Disorder as a diagnosis didn’t really explain much.   Here’s what I did know: I was having lots […]

Honey, I Lost the Kids (Mom Anxiety 2)

July 4, 2017

Let me set the scene: I decided to extract my children from their electronic devices by taking them on a walk at a nature preserve. It was a lovely day, we were having a great time, and they didn’t even have their phones in hand (what a victory! ) We walked much further than we planned, […]

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