Panic Meltdown……The Nice Guy Persona

Dealing with Panic and Anxiety attacks is a series of events that are circular and repetetive and are taxing, tiring and otherwise just plain difficult; if they overwhelm.  We have SO MANY items coming at us these days.  So much stimuli that we are completely, utterly and pathetically overwhelmed.  Information/misinformation is in abundance.  The issue […]

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Moving On: Changing Scenery Can Change the Outlook

Not all people that are battling Panic Attacks have the option.  But it is worth considering this; a change of scenery can make a world of difference.  One of the biggest ptoblem with Panic Attacks is familiarity; complacentcy; the ‘same-old-same-old.’  I call this situationalism.  Remember your first Panic Attack?  Did it happen in the car on […]

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A New Direction: Easing the Pain: Redemption

Panic and Anxiety Attacks can seem to have no end. They strike when you don’t expect and they strike when you are in a spot that you have had them before. They wake you up. They show no mercy. They come with a fury and drain every ounce of confidence and energy and then turn […]

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Loneliness: Kill Me Now or Kill Me Later

Part of dealing with Panic and Anxiety is the intense sense of feeling unattached to those around us. A feeling that what we are dealing with makes us the only person in the world dealing with it. What makes it even harder is that in some sense of the word, we are also viewed as having […]

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Support Fallout – What Happened When the People I Count on are not There?

I had a meeting last night.  Flying high off of a successful journey on Sunday, I felt confident with reasonable doubt that I could do this, without much help.  My external support network is pretty good-I thought.  My Panic manifests itself 99% of the time in a motor vehicle. But I was feeling pretty good.  I […]

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Stress – A Lighter Perspective

I can not take any credit for this.  A dear friend sent this to me.  I do not know the author or origin but it is so appropriate, I had to share it. Stress: A lecturer, when explaining stress management to an audience, raised a glass of water and asked, ‘How heavy is this glass […]

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P.A.W. – A Delicate Balance

I am the Boss…You are the Under Ling. Any Questions? A delicate balance exists when a person that deals with any level of Panic and/or Anxiety Disorder attempts to remain a productive worker.  The vast majority of people that I have encountered in my many years of dealing with my own Panic and/or Anxiety Disorder […]

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Hypochondria: Let’s Stir the Pot a Bit More

Hypochondriasis is defined by Webster’s as “morbid concern about one’s health especially when accompanied by delusions of physical disease”. One labeled a hypochondriac can be described as “always ailing” or sometimes as just plain annoying. The hypochondriac can also be a thorn in the side of his or her doctor(s). But what causes this puzzling and […]

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Psyche-Clone

From the eyes of a person that battles with Panic Attacks this is good example of what the view looks like; dips, valleys, turns and twists. Although we know what lies around the corner, although we know the outcome of a Panic Attack, we still question. This latest entry is made just moments after a […]

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Da Plane, Da Plane

Famous words from the iconic mini me on “Fantasy Island.” Such a catch phrase that caught on for many years. Fantasy Island is gone and the iconic mastermind of fantasies come true on this magical island recently passed away. Panic Attacks lend such a strange sur-reality that is is utterly impossible at the time that […]

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