I have always struggled with fear, particularly fear of the future and the unknown. When making important decisions, I am often troubled by the fact that I cannot see what lies ahead or control what happens. I have spent a lot of time overthinking, second-guessing myself, and procrastinating because I am too afraid to commit… Read More Anna’s Story: Fearing the Future and Finding Meaning
Anxiety has tormented me since I was a child. Though I was never fully aware of what my thoughts and feelings meant until my college years, I always knew something was “wrong.” Rarely were my panic attacks linked to trauma or “reasonable” fears; no, my life was going well. This made it seem all the… Read More Meredith’s Story: Suffering from Panic Attacks
Many years ago, prior to my marriage, I was sexually assaulted, raped multiple times by men I knew. I am constantly surprised that I still struggle with flashbacks and nightmares so often years later. But more than these memories, I am frustrated by how often these past events affect my current fears and view of… Read More Molly’s Story: Seeking Safety After Assault
I’m going back home to see my relatives. When I go back home, I can be stressed and anxious about making sure I see as many family members and friends as I can. I want to spend time with each them as I love being with my family and friends! But sometimes I find myself… Read More Laura’s Story: How Can I Make Everyone Happy?