Well, like everything else, we need to learn how to manage and live with our vivid imaginations.
Chapter 8: H is for Human
Listening to the cacophony of voices telling us what we would, could, and should be can lead to, you guessed it, anxiety.
Chapter 7: G is for Germaphobe
And on the upside, I don’t catch a lot of colds and flus.
Chapter 6: F is for Flannel
I have always loved analogies.
Chapter 4: D is for Disproportionate
Believe me when I say, in stressful situations, there are scenarios, usually bad, running through my head that you would never think of in a million years.
Chapter 2: B is for Benzodiazepines
Benzodiazepines can come with a whole lot of baggage. Valium, Diazepam, Xanax, or Ativan, call it what you will, but in some circles, if you’re using these, it’s best to keep it a secret.
Chapter 1: A is for Anxiety
Anxiety differs from fear in that it is an anticipation of future threat and involves “cautious or avoidant behaviors”, usually excessive or out of proportion to the threat.
A is for Anxiety: Introduction
It’s just there, like an imaginary friend that no one can see but me. Only it’s far from imaginary.