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Body Size & Anxiety

Mags – August 15, 2017

This morning, a woman (whom I had only just met) told me that the only reason most people don’t eat healthy is because they are “lazy.” My Social Worker alarm ringing, I immediately contradicted her by speaking of the challenges that people living in poverty face in terms of accessing healthy food. She then replied, “Anyone […]

Anxiety Management Technique: Diaphragmatic Breathing

Abs – August 8, 2017

One of the most powerful tools in the Anxiety Sister’s arsenal is breathing. The thing is, the type of breathing that helps anxiety is not necessarily intuitive and may require practice (remember Lamaze class?). So, it’s a good idea to rehearse a little when you are not spinning.   A very quick science lesson: two […]

Anxiety Management Technique: Acceptance

Abs – August 1, 2017

This week, a few members of our community really struggled with believing their anxiety diagnoses. Mags and I understood exactly how they were feeling—we’ve both been there, done that, and literally wrote the book on it. In fact, most of the hundreds of Anxiety Sisters we have interviewed spoke of some form of denial or […]

Social Phobia

Mags – July 25, 2017

Many of us Anxiety Sisters struggle with what is commonly known as Social Anxiety. But that name doesn’t accurately capture the true nature of this particular anxiety disorder. Actually, the irrational fear of being judged and scrutinized in social situations is a phobia; we believe this distinction is important, especially when it comes to treatment […]

Mom Anxiety 3: Special Needs Children

Mags – July 18, 2017

Any mother with a special needs child will recognize that that we have our own special brand of anxiety. A lot of this anxiety comes from social systems—medical, educational, employment—which are usually not welcoming to our children. Most of us find ourselves becoming full-time advocates, forever explaining the extra resources it takes—financial, emotional, physical, intellectual, […]

Anxiety Management Technique: Naming Your Monsters

Abs – July 11, 2017

Years ago, when I was new to the anxiety scene, I had absolutely no idea what was going on inside my head. I understood vaguely that I had some kind of mental issue, but, back then, Panic Disorder as a diagnosis didn’t really explain much.   Here’s what I did know: I was having lots […]

Honey, I Lost the Kids (Mom Anxiety 2)

Mags – July 4, 2017

Let me set the scene: I decided to extract my children from their electronic devices by taking them on a walk at a nature preserve. It was a lovely day, we were having a great time, and they didn’t even have their phones in hand (what a victory! ) We walked much further than we planned, […]

Vitamin G and Anxiety

Abs – June 27, 2017

Today we want to talk to you about Vitamin G and its role in reducing mild to moderate anxiety. “Where can I get this?” we hear you shouting. “How much is it?” “Will it interact with my meds?”   The good news is, it’s absolutely free and there are no side effects. And you don’t […]

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