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How to Help Someone with Anxiety: A Letter to Family & Friends

Mags – March 7, 2018

Last week, we asked the Anxiety Sisterhood what you want your friends and family to know about your life with anxiety, and you told us quite a lot. We tried to put it all together in letter form so you can share this with your people and add in your individual concerns:   To [Anyone […]

Anxiety Symptom: Catastrophizing

Abs – February 27, 2018

I have a headache. The kind that’s in your eyebrows and teeth and makes your eyes water. I know it’s my sinuses. Everyone is telling me (including my own rational brain) that I have a sinus headache. But I don’t believe it. This voice inside me keeps saying, “You’ve had this headache for 3 weeks! […]

Caregiver Anxiety

Mags – February 13, 2018

Many Anxiety Sisters ask us for tips on how to deal with the overwhelming anxiety they experience as caregivers of elderly relatives, ill spouses, children with special needs, etc. As both of us have been caregivers over extended periods of time, we know that caregiving adds enormous amounts of stress to our already anxious and […]

Eating and Anxiety: What Helped Me

Abs – February 8, 2018

Lots of Anxiety Sisters have been emailing me about my eating and anxiety blog series to ask “what helped you?” I won’t keep you in suspense any longer–what helped me learn to manage my eating issues (and my anxiety) is an extraordinary place in the mountains of Vermont called Green Mountain at Fox Run, which […]

Eating and Anxiety, Part Three

Abs – February 6, 2018

I want to begin by thanking the many anxiety sisters who have responded to this blog series with statements like, “This is so me!” or “This is my story too!” Although I have been writing about my anxiety disorder for years and am quite comfortable revealing everything about that struggle, writing about my eating disorder […]

Flu Anxiety

Abs – January 31, 2018

Last week, I came down with a nasty cold—clogged sinuses, sore throat, coughing—that kept me home for several days. Various friends and family members called to check on me, and each said a variation of the following: “You better see a doctor. You could have the flu!” No matter how much I tried to argue […]

Apology Anxiety

Mags – January 24, 2018

When you board a plane and need someone to stand up so that you can get to your seat, what do you do? If you are like me, you apologize to your seat mate. But, why apologize? That I have the window seat? Because the airline has packed us in like sardines? That I could […]

Eating Disorders and Anxiety, Part Two

Abs – January 17, 2018

My first visit to Green Mountain at Fox Run (there have been 8 since) opened my eyes to a whole new perspective—an approach to weight loss and overall well-being that I had never previously considered. Are you ready for the big reveal? Here it is:   STOP DIETING   I know. It sounds ridiculous. How […]

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