Three things I wish I knew about anxiety when I was younger

Medication isn’t a quick fix or a cure I know that medication can be a controversial subject, and I go back and forth about whether I’d like to give it another try myself. It doesn’t help that my first experience wasn’t great. I was only 17 when I first went to my doctor about my […]

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Is your anxiety a fear of fear itself?

Fear is a funny thing. You might experience it often in your day to day life but not understand why certain situations scare you so much. Or you might know perfectly well but find yourself unable to stop it. The people closest to you might not understand either, even if you painstakingly try to explain […]

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Celebrities that share your anxiety struggles

Anxiety is a difficult condition to live with, it can take over your life and trick you into believing that things will never get better. You might even feel like anxiety will prevent you from becoming successful. But it doesn’t have to! There are many people in the public eye that have found success while […]

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Why changing your routine is a good thing

I’ve never been good at leaving my comfort zone. I enjoy routine and the feeling of comfort that brings, because that means I’m in control, right? But then life happens and I can’t control it at all, it just plays out. Some of my worst anxiety occurs when I feel a loss of control, and […]

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The Desert

I thought I was alone in this desert, In fact, I’ve never felt so lonely. The sky is beautiful, unbroken and blue, But not as blue as me. The scorpion at my feet walks by, oblivious. I’m not alone because you are over there, I wave at you frantically, The sand swirls around me, Into […]

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I Lost Myself

A few months ago a song called She Used To Be Mine by Sara Bareilles made me stop in my tracks. It’s about life not turning out in the way you wanted and feeling like you’ve lost a part of yourself. I can’t think of a song that has ever hit me like that before […]

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Social Anxiety is frustrating, but change is possible.

Social anxiety disorder has been an extremely unwelcome companion throughout my life. From the age of 13 to now in my 30s – the feeling of dread has been ticking over in my mind. It’s sad and frustrating to think back over the many career and educational opportunities that I missed out on. The truth […]

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Break free from social phobia and selective mutism

Talking is something most people take for granted. The ability to communicate what you’re thinking and how you’re feeling is so important, but for those of us with social anxiety it can be extremely difficult. As children, some people suffer with Selective Mutism – ‘a severe anxiety disorder where a person is unable to speak […]

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