I have been diagnosed with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder because of constant intrusive thoughts. It started one night when I had a dream about me harming myself. Somehow this dream really messed me up. And while I have never actually tried to harm myself, my anxiety has me constantly thinking “what if?” It sends me into […]
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 your body making your heart beat faster, your breathing get heavier, your body heat up, […]
Join Abs and Mags for a chat with psychotherapist and former Buddhist monk Donald Altman about all things mindfulness. His new book, Reflect, is a wonderful guided journal and, for our listeners, can be purchased at a substantial discount using the code REFLECTSISTERS at www.pesi.com/store/detail/26448/reflect.
The numbers swim in front of me, and the clock ticks loudly. My mind is blank. I’m dumb. I’m going to fail. My Mom is going to kill me. I’m way too hot and everyone around me is writing so fast, there is no way I can finish this test… This is my experience of test taking, […]
Need help managing panic or anxiety? Give yourself a little TLC: As Anxiety Sisters, we are first and foremost pragmatists. We know that there are all kinds of treatments out there for panic attacks and for anxiety, and we believe in trying (almost) everything. Sometimes, however, we need help in the here-and-now – something to […]