Not all panic attacks are equal

Not all panic attacks are equal

Silent. No hyperventilating. Heart racing. I focus on my breathing so that no one knows I’m having a panic attack.   This is not the first quiet panic attack I’ve had. I’m sure it may not be the last. You see, today I’m outside of “safe zone” into unknown territory. I...
Life with Anxiety + Pica

Life with Anxiety + Pica

I didn’t know how to start this post off. I wrote and rewrote the opening paragraph over and over. Nothing seems to introduce what this post was about except just saying it. I have pica (pronounced “PIE-ka”)! What exactly is pica? It’s an eating disorder, where...
Anxiety doesn’t knock

Anxiety doesn’t knock

When you have anxiety, it can feel as if you are always having to look over your shoulder. One, because anxiety doesn’t knock, it just shows up and without any notice. Two, anxiety can give you that feel like you are being chased. ALL THE TIME. My mind races a lot and...
Anxiety is a boss!

Anxiety is a boss!

My anxiety is specific to me. Your anxiety is specific to you. Anxiety does not look the same for everyone. However, it does look similar. We may get anxious about the same things, but our reactions will not be the same. I may have shortness of breath, you may shake,...
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