Author Archives: JillG

Can People Tell When You’re Anxious?

Tweet Yesterday I was channel surfing and came across a documentary on MTV about 2 young people with social anxiety. It was very interesting to watch. I’ve always wondered if people can tell when I feel anxious. In this documentary … Continue reading

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Anxiety Setback: A Reader Asks for Help

Tweet Today we are going to revisit the topic of anxiety setbacks. We all have them, and boy can they set us off big time. To put it mildly, they suck! Today’s post is inspired by a reader comment on … Continue reading

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Things Are Good, Why am I so Lonely?

Tweet I haven’t posted here in months. Hoping you are all well- I miss my online friends! I’ve been working as much as I can since my daughter will be going away to college in the fall. Major bills coming … Continue reading

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2 Panic Attacks in 2 Days…

Tweet I’ve had 2 panic attacks in the last 2 days. Nothing gut-wrenching. Both happened at work. I didn’t fall to pieces afterwards. That is progress. But it’s bugging me. It did get me wondering what is going on with … Continue reading

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Classroom Anxiety: The Lecture Hall 20+ Years Later

Tweet My elder daughter is a high school senior and we have been making visits to colleges that she is interested in attending next year. Two weeks ago we visited my Alma mater, SUNY Binghamton, in upstate New York. I … Continue reading

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Afraid of People? Learning to Like Them Again is Easy

Tweet It’s not easy to say out loud, but for the good part of the last 3 decades I have been afraid of people. In my recovery, I am making a concerted effort to learn to love to be around … Continue reading

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What Makes a Good Anxiety Therapist?

Tweet Received an email asking my opinion on what makes a good anxiety therapist, that I thought would be useful to discuss here on the blog. I know you had several experiences with doctors about social anxiety – including psychologists. … Continue reading

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Winning! I Stopped 2 Panic Attacks at Work :-)

Tweet Living with anxiety as long as I have and finally having the wherewithal to choose to recover from it, I sometimes have these truly wonderful, life- affirming experiences that remind me again and again- Anxiety is a bully and … Continue reading

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