How To Stop A Panic Attack: Tips From A Lifelong Sufferer

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If you suffer from anxiety, you have probably wondered at some point how to stop a panic attack. Panic attacks are often one of the most frustrating things that anxiety-sufferers have to deal with.

Even if you don’t have panic disorder (i.e. seemingly random panic attacks that happen unexpectedly), most anxiety sufferers have panic attacks associated with known triggers (phobias, triggers relating to OCD or PTSD, etc.)

For the first time in my life, I actually have some control over my panic attacks. This is due to a lot of therapy, learning to recognize a panic attack for what it is, and practicing coping mechanisms until they become second nature.

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To All The Dogs I’ve Loved Before: How Dogs Help With Anxiety

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Me with Boomer, my first dog friend, circa 1993

When I was around a year old, my parents went away to the cottage with my mom’s siblings. There, I got to spend a week away with my first ever dog BFF – my aunt and uncle’s dog. After that, my poor parent’s realized what they were dealing with.  Continue reading “To All The Dogs I’ve Loved Before: How Dogs Help With Anxiety”

My Top 3 “Self-Care” Methods

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Everyone seems to be obsessed with “self-care” lately – not that I’m saying it’s a bad thing or anything. Still, I am a bit skeptical about what self-care really means to some people…a lot of people work an insane amount of hours and never get enough sleep and eat terribly but that one bath bomb a month with a glass of wine…that’s self-care?  Continue reading “My Top 3 “Self-Care” Methods”