My Anxious World

Walmart – a Necessary Evil or Purgatory?

Oct

5,2015

It’s been about three months.  I should get an award.  I managed to avoid the depths of Walmart for three months and I am proud of that fact.  I don’t know what it is about that place, but I can feel my sanity start to slip away from the moment

Something’s Gotta Give

Sep

23,2015

Everyone who knows me knows to some extent about my anxiety disorder and panic attacks.  My first panic attack happened when I was about ten years old.  I used to call it the “weird to be alive” feeling, because I actually felt like I was watching things in slow motion;

Grocery Shopping is My Kryptonite

Sep

19,2015

It’s time.  I know this from the complaints I hear echoing throughout the house. “There’s nothing to eat!” From my eleven year old daughter. “Mama, I’m hungry!” From my four year old son. “And when he got there, the cupboard was bare,” From my forty-five-going-on-six year old husband. The grocery

Writing… and Living in the midst of Panic Attacks

Sep

11,2015

If you’ve never experienced a panic attack, consider yourself lucky.  I have lived with them for over 20 years, and though I know the symptoms by heart at this point, nothing can prepare me for the next attack.  Each one seems to have it’s own agenda, it’s own unique and