When You Crash and Burn but Win Anyway!

So yesterday was one of those crash and burn kind of days where one tiny little thing triggered my anxiety just before lunch, and I spent the rest of the work day dealing with immense angst and physical discomfort. It was so uncontrollable. I tried deep breathing and prayer. I tried taking a break and … Continue reading When You Crash and Burn but Win Anyway!

5 Steps to Escaping the Trap of Guilty Anxiety

One of the foremost causes of anxiety in my life right now is feelings of guilt. I have never really learned how to properly process guilt and deal with it in a healthy way. This creates a lot of problems for me, considering the fact that I struggle so much with moral perfectionism and scrupulosity … Continue reading 5 Steps to Escaping the Trap of Guilty Anxiety

Anxiety: Is There Life Beyond the Nightmare?

Have you ever had one of those dreams that seems to happen somewhere halfway between waking and sleeping? It comes to you in a hazy dreamlike state, but strangely in it, you find yourself in your own room, in your own bed, and convinced that what you are experiencing in the dream is really happening … Continue reading Anxiety: Is There Life Beyond the Nightmare?

Anxiety Symptoms: Those Tricky Tingles

Arm tingles. Do you get arm tingles? What about face tingles? Do you know what I’m talking about? I don’t remember exactly when I first experienced this common symptom of anxiety, but I do know that it has been a part of my life for a very, very long time. It’s a strange sensation—almost an … Continue reading Anxiety Symptoms: Those Tricky Tingles