anxiety

A look at anxiety in its many forms and manifestations; what is the nature of this specific pattern of extreme fear and worry?

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Dee Gooda year ago
Moded AF
It's 2017 and things are pretty much going downhill... quickly. Against my better judgment, I am at my grandmother's place because living alone is becoming a type of hell that is unbearable. (Despite ...
PTSD vs Scientology
In order to know, really know, my story, I would have to take you back nine years, to the beginning of my military career. However, I won’t bore you with the intricacies of my history. Instead, I will...
Anik Marchanda year ago
Becoming a Loser (Pt. 2)
We sat there. In silence. I was crying, but began to ask myself what good would come out of tears streaming down my face. Crying wouldn’t help, but I could not control the waterfalls. I turned to him ...
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Bill Shaffira year ago
How to Use Tapping for Anxiety
Have you ever heard of tapping for anxiety? Well, if you haven't it's a simple way to curb your anxiety while costing you nothing out of pocket. It's also known as the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT...
Anik Marchanda year ago
Becoming a Loser (Pt. 1)
We were at the grocery store, he and I. I kept on thinking about what he had told me the day before. How he got this amazing opportunity at work. I was miserable at my job, teaching, so naturally, I w...
Alina Gallupea year ago
Open Letter to My Anxiety
Dear Anxiety, You have been with me through thick and thin. Always by my side since day one. You hover close by on my good days and wrap me in your presence on bad days. I understand that you think yo...
Chasity Nicolea year ago
Coping with Anxiety
Anxiety comes in many shapes and forms. People experience it differently, so what works for me may not work for everyone. But I felt compelled to share some of the things that have worked for me over ...
"I Am Brave Enough to Accept Any Challenge Possible"
Nothing is more heartbreaking than retraining yourself from new experiences because of your own insecurities. I believe we all have experienced these kind of situations where saying "yes" is impossibl...
M Ma year ago
My First Anxiety Attack
I never thought I would experience going through an anxiety attack. I do get uncomfortable in public and in crowds but it has never got to the point where I start to have an anxiety attack. I was work...
Things You Should Never Say to Someone with an Anxiety Disorder
Having an anxiety disorder isn't something most people would understand unless they experience it themselves. They won't understand that constant feeling of being on edge, nor would they understand ho...
K La year ago
Anxiety... It's a Bummer
Hey! I'm sure everyone's had some anxiety at some point right? What if I were to tell you that I've been anxiety-free for 10 years and in a flash it all came back? Sucks doesn't it? Well this is what'...
Jemma Gallaghera year ago
Feeling Disconnected
Do you ever feel disconnected? Do you ever feel like the world is moving without you? Like you're there but not really present? I do. Life is hard. It's constant. It never stops. Highs and lows, and e...
Rachelle Cramera year ago
Nightmares
They keep me up. They keep me afraid of what I don’t know lurks in the dark. They pull at my thoughts daily and then at night, terrorize me. Most nights I wake up terrified and not knowing why. Others...
Kimberly Alcorna year ago
Life with Trichotillomania
I stand at the bathroom sink, hands clenched tightly onto the white porcelain edges — so tightly my knuckles are bright yellowish pink. The kind of yellowish pink your knuckles turn when you're holdin...
Sarah LeBlanca year ago
To My Friend with Anxiety
Fellow human beings, let's talk about anxiety. Let's talk about anxiety because just this week I was talking to a friend about her struggles; how scared she was and how weak she was feeling because of...
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Venus Pricea year ago
Addicted to an Addict
It’s not easy talking about the things that hurt you...the things that you feel or even know others will judge you for. It’s even harder to talk about it when you are made to feel like you were the on...
My Anxiety
I was getting ready to leave home and start a new adventure. I was excited and unbothered, at least I thought. I had the most awful gut wrenching pain in my chest, it hurt so bad I couldn’t breathe. I...