Ask the Anxiety Sisters

Diet, Exercise and Panic

August 29, 2018

I have been dealing with frequent panic attacks for a while and I don’t know how to stop them. One friend told me to try a gluten-free diet. My brother believes that daily exercise is the only cure. My mother wants me to cut out sugar and white flour. My doctor has been on me forever to change my eating habits and exercise more. Will any of these really work? Does lack of exercise cause panic? I cannot keep going through this because I am a mess.

Anxiety Q & A

March 21, 2018

Many of you have written to us at Ask the Anxiety Sisters, and we have loved hearing from you, but we’ve been having an issue: unless you put your email address in the body of your message, we cannot see your address. Which means we have no idea who to respond to! We originally designed […]

My Depression

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

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.   […]

Practicing Self-Compassion

September 26, 2017

Earlier, I was telling Abs that I have been feeling down for the last few days and I can’t get anything done, which is making me feel both useless and frustrated. “Yes, that is the vicious cycle of depression,” Abs reminded me. “What would you say to another Anxiety Sister having the same problem?” I took […]

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