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Mags – December 12, 2017

Dear Anxiety Sisters, Tuesday is usually the day we post a new blog, but, this week, life (read: anxiety) got in the way of writing for both of us. If you read Abs’ recent blog, you know that she was hit pretty hard with depression about a month ago. She decided to take a couple […]

Why Panic Makes Us Feel Like We’re Dying

Mags – December 5, 2017

Recently, we spoke with an Anxiety Brother who copes with his panic attacks by sitting in the ER—without checking in. On one hand, he knows that he is probably having a panic attack and won’t need medical attention. On the other hand, just in case this time he is having a heart attack, he wants […]

Why I Take Anxiety Meds: 10 Women Speak Out

Abs – November 28, 2017

From Katherine: I tried medication, reluctantly, when I was much younger but it made my heart start racing and I wanted to crawl out of my skin.  After that, I was never going to go on meds again. I would just deal with my anxiety the best I could. Living with severe OCD became more and […]

Family Gatherings & Anxiety

Abs – November 21, 2017

Turkeys are not the only ones who get freaked out in November. Holiday gatherings stir up my anxiety something fierce. It starts around now in anticipation of Thanksgiving dinner at my brother’s home. When I think about that event, my heart starts to thump loud enough for me to hear. My breathing gets shallower and […]

My Depression

Abs – November 14, 2017

My depression is back. As always, it crept up on me in the night, and I awoke to darkness, even with the Florida sunlight piercing the windows of my bedroom. Everything aches—my legs and lower back especially—like I’ve been crouching in a tight space for hours. Sitting up is too much effort so I lie […]

Thoughts on Brain Illness

Mags – November 7, 2017

Last week my friend and neighbor, John, committed suicide. As a native of England, he served time in an elite military unit. That experience led him to champion conflict resolution and work in some of the most troubled places on earth. John was extraordinarily smart and worldly—a wonderful friend and mentor to my kids.   […]

Health Anxiety–Is This a Real Thing?

Abs – October 31, 2017

One of the most common questions we get in our inbox goes something like this: “Sometimes I get overwhelmed with anxiety because I truly believe that I have some form of cancer or another illness. I google my symptoms and that makes it worse. Am I the only one that has this?” Anxiety Sisters with […]

Halloween Anxiety: 7 Tips for Helping Kids Cope

Mags – October 24, 2017

For many of us, Halloween is a really fun event, bringing back memories of dressing up, trick-or-treating, and gorging on candy (okay, some of us don’t need Halloween for this activity). So, we are naturally excited to share this experience with the children in our lives (and eat their candy while they are sleeping). However, many […]

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