One of our favorite mantras is "I can do hard things." Anxiety can certainly bring us to our knees, and cause us to forget our strength and resilience, but we are psychologically hardwired to persevere. Still, we all need a
The biggest perk of being in a large community is the tremendous wealth of resources in the form of life experience we all bring to the table. We recently asked our Facebook group to share some advice about managing anxiety,
Are you a Sensory Sister? It seems many Anxiety Sisters are. For example, if you are like Abs, you can smell odors that most of us do not notice. This hypersensitivity is great when you are trying to figure out
We just want to start with a bit of honesty: we hate wearing face masks. They make us feel like we can’t breathe and they make our faces sweaty. Also, they scare Abs’ grandkids. So, overall, wearing a face covering
Taking Care of Yourself While Social Distancing
As the world continues to deal with the coronavirus pandemic, health officials are recommending social-distancing and self-quarantine practices to slow the spread of the disease. This means, for the foreseeable future, we’ll be spending a lot more time at home. Our daily
Do You Freeze?
We Anxiety Sisters are all too familiar with the “fight or flight” response that gets activated by our sympathetic nervous systems when we perceive a threat (real or imagined). You know what I mean—the surge of adrenaline that runs through
Does Self-Care Make You Anxious?
Lately, I've been noticing a bit of a social media rebellion over the term "self-care" (especially in relation to dealing with anxiety or depression). Like other trendy “buzzwords,” I have often thought that the term "self-care" is used so much
How My Students Got Me to Meditate (Guest Blogger Nicky)
I work in a public high school in New York City. That sentence alone might send a lot of anxiety sisters into a tailspin (high school + Manhattan = chaos
How Pharmacogenomics Can Help Depression Sufferers
"After years of trying everything, I finally decided to go on medication for my depression and anxiety. The first one I tried made me feel like I was climbing the walls. The second one did nothing for me at all.
We know traveling can be anxiety-provoking, but come with us to a faraway land—just for a minute. The Agora, in Ancient Greece, was the center of the action. It hosted political and civic events, the arts, and sports. Eventually, it also