Fight Back, One Step at a Time

There's always gonna be another mountainI'm always gonna wanna make it moveAlways gonna be an uphill battleSometimes I'm gonna have to loseAin't about how fast I get thereAin't about what's waitin' on the other sideIt's the climb. I never thought I’d be quoting Miley Cyrus, but these lyrics sum up exactly what lies ahead. A …

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EGAD Anxiety’s Bad! How to help an anxious loved one

Recently I had a particularly nasty anxious episode. It started the morning of my first day of work. I woke up with my usual throbbing headache, caused by the lack of sleep and constant mind noise. Every thought drove my anxiety higher. I was going to an office for the first time in many years, …

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Silence the Mind Noise, without Valium

Have you ever been to a concert and the band is terrible! The lead singer is screaming into the microphone over out of tune guitars. Loyal fans are shouting back, repeating lyrics that make no sense. Other people are booing and throwing beer across the crowd. And you’re standing in the middle of the masses. …

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Defeating the Head Hag – Blogging with Anxiety

All weekend I’ve been trying to write my next post. I mind mapped at least thirty ideas, prioritised them so I had the perfect topic to start the week with and trawled through research for facts and figures. By 10pm Sunday night, I had nothing. The problem isn’t lack of ideas, oomph or writers block, …

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