The Most Anxious Year of My Life

My life a little over a year ago was half wonderful and half awful. From the outside looking in one might say, "She shouldn't be anxious! Her life is great!" And perhaps you see your own life that way and you discount your feelings? On the home front, everything was and still is thrilling. I love my husband more and more all the time. We are doing well financially and have a beautiful home. My dog and cat bring me joy every moment I’m home. Yes, home life was great. Work life, not so great. My job, which was my first career position using my degree- sort of- was a major stress on my life. We had no employees to do the work we promised to do. Well, we…

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An Eviction Notice for Anxiety
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An Eviction Notice for Anxiety

I’m Joshlyne and my mind sucks. Not really, I shouldn't say such things about myself. How about something we can all agree with, "ANXIETY SUCKS!" Welcome to my anxiety busting journey In retrospect I see that I have always had anxiety. In fact, I remember my doctor in high school telling me I was suffering effects of anxiety when I originally went to him for heart palpitations. It resulted in a low dose of Sertraline (an off-brand of Zoloft) and that was the end of it. Today I wonder, “Is that really our answer to our children’s problems?” I took it without question, even when I wasn't sure why he was prescribing medicine for anxiety. I didn't have anxiety! I didn't even know what anxiety was! I took that…

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