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Cool change in the river

Tweet “I’m a bozo on the bus so I might as well just sit back and enjoy the ride.” -Wavy Gravy When I try to pretend to the world that I am A-Okay, I disconnect from everyone and become even … Continue reading

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Drama (Anxiety) At the Hair Salon (Again)

Tweet My bangs are too short. Yesterday I went to my new hairdresser’s. I had to get my roots done, some highlights and a haircut. Pain in the butt. Some of my old haircut anxiety came flooding back to me … Continue reading

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Overcoming Social Anxiety- A Work in Progress

Tweet I’ve been doing battle with social anxiety for far too many years. If you’ve read this blog for any amount of time, you may know that I’ve made a lot of progress in overcoming social anxiety in the last … Continue reading

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Social Anxiety and Friends

Tweet If you suffer from social anxiety, making and keeping friends can be difficult. I became very socially anxious in college. Prior to that I was fairly outgoing. I did suffer from panic attacks in high school but it didn’t … Continue reading

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Anxiety is NOT for Sissies

Tweet I was talking to an acquaintance this morning and he was saying how he has to take all these medications since he’s in his 70’s now. He said, “Old age ain’t for sissies.” I thought that summed up living … Continue reading

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How To Make Eye Contact

Tweet Making eye contact has not always been easy for me. I have had a really hard time with this over the years, especially when I was feeling vulnerable to social anxiety. I remember wishing knew how to make eye … Continue reading

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How to Prevent Panic Attacks: Do it Afraid

Tweet If you have panic attacks, you really suffer. Learning how to prevent panic attacks is something we all try to do, often at great expense to the quality of our lives. We may partake in various avoidance behaviors, of … Continue reading

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Measuring My Klonopin Withdrawal Progress

Tweet So I’m doing well on my reduced Klonopin dosage. The Klonopin withdrawal symptoms have stopped and I feel stable.  I started my withdrawal on October 31 and I started feeling “back to myself” in early January.  I have had … Continue reading

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