mistakes
Anxiety, Mental Health

Making Mistakes Gives Me Anxiety, but I’m Improving

Making mistakes has always given me anxiety. Learning where this fear of making mistakes comes from has helped build resilience and acceptance of myself.

trauma
Anxiety, Mental Health, Panic, Trauma

A Successful Return to the Place Where Trauma Occurred

Last summer I suffered weeks of traumatizing panic and anxiety. After a year of hard work in trauma therapy, I successfully returned to where the worst of it occurred.

suicide and intrusive thoughts
Anxiety, Intrusive thoughts, Mental Health, Panic, Suicide, Trauma

Where Thoughts of Suicide and Intrusive Thoughts Converge

In 2012, I stared at a palmful of pills intent on suicide. Recently, I suffered bouts of disturbing intrusive thoughts. Seeking support saved me.

trauma
Anxiety, Mental Health, Panic

Preparing to Revisit the Scene of a Traumatic Event

As I prepare to revisit the place I experienced the worst trauma of my life, I'm proactively taking steps and taking stock of my panic- and anxiety-mitigation toolkit.

recovery
Anxiety, Mental Health, Panic

Reaching a Milestone in Trauma Recovery

Trauma recovery has been hard work. Though I thought I would never be myself again, my persistence and positivity are paying off and I've achieved a significant milestone.

mental illness
Anxiety, Mental Health, Panic

How My Late Pup Helped Me Through Mental Illness

I never had a dog so I was amazed by how intuitive they are, being able to sense our feelings. My dog helped me through mental illness including bouts of depression and anxiety.

physiological sigh
Anxiety, Mental Health, Panic

Using the Physiological Sigh to Manage Anxiety

I use the physiological sigh as a way to help balance the oxygen and carbon dioxide levels in my body which can occur during elevated anxiety and panic.