5 Tips on Working with an Anxious Child

Anxiety. Mood disorder. Special Needs. It’s all fine within your own household, you see we learn to deal with our children in a way that works for them. Society, on the other hand, has zero tolerance for people who don’t fit their mold of what they think to be the norm. I am at the point where I am about sick of being stared at every single time my child is having a difficult day due to either a medication change or simply just having an off day. When my son has an off day, it’s unlike my other two […]

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That Lovely Thing Called Anxiety

One of the things I have noticed with my first born is that she exhibits signs of anxiety like I have, however, she is going through a lot that she is unable to “fix” because well she “isn’t old enough”, which I think is out right ridiculous because at age 10 she is pretty right on with being realistic in what she needs to have a stable, well balanced life. I am not so sure I would have been that able to be so realistic about things at her age, but she is. The issue with having so much on […]

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Kicking Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Taking Names

I was diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder when my daughter was a baby, she is almost 10. They put me on lexapro and I was about so numb that I could have seriously just cut my thumb off and not even cared. Can we say “too much medication?” … so I worked to wean myself off of the lexapro for two reasons; lack of insurance & the thought I could kick anxiety in the butt on my own. Yes I am stubborn and extremely strong willed… Let me start by saying if you have major anxiety I don’t recommend just […]

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Day 4: Catch Up On Day 1, 2 and 3

This entry is part 4 of 9 in the series Become Outgoing & Less Anxious

This entry is part 4 of 9 in the series Become Outgoing & Less AnxiousI will not write a day 4 update today as I feel Days 1, 2 and 3 were very long and since Day 2 and Day 3 Went out in the same blog feed email I feel maybe everyone who is interested should take a moment to catch upon on reading my journey from being painfully shy, having panic attacks & suffering from anxiety to being the person I am today. Get started reading and please leave a comment, I want to make sure this is […]

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Day 1: This Sucks & No Body Likes Me

This entry is part 1 of 9 in the series Become Outgoing & Less Anxious

This entry is part 1 of 9 in the series Become Outgoing & Less AnxiousOh the negative words! The words used for the title of this article hurt me so badly that whenever I hear them my heart aches. Not only because negativity is so hard for me to bear but because I can relate to feeling like this. I used to think that every person in the whole wide world hated me, I would sit at night all by myself and wonder where my life was going. I would worry about whether or not I would ever be married. […]

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