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PCOS & Anxiety (with special guest blogger Anne Poirier)

May 9, 2018

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is the most commonly diagnosed endocrine issue in women of childbearing age (15-44)—between seven and ten percent of women develop this condition, which is an imbalance of reproductive hormones (e.g., estrogen and progesterone). Because of this imbalance, the ovaries do not function effectively, thereby creating irregular menstruation and fertility issues as […]

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 […]

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

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 […]

Caregiver Anxiety

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 […]

Tips for Managing Back-to-School Anxiety

September 2, 2015

Have anxious kids? Here are seven tips for helping them transition back to school more smoothly: (1) Prepare: This step is not for them—it's for you. You need to stay calm so that you can separate your own anxiety from your child's anxiety.

7 Real World Ways to Manage Test Anxiety

November 12, 2013

The numbers swim in front of me, and the clock ticks loudly. My mind is blank. I’m dumb. I’m going to fail.  My Mom is going to kill me. I’m way too hot and everyone around me is writing so fast, there is no way I can finish this test… This is my experience of test taking, […]

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