Our guest shares how she struggled with fearful and paranoid thoughts after her dad died and how it impacted her work, relationships and life for years. Once diagnosed with anxiety, her healing began.
Have you ever wanted to punch a doctor in the throat?
“Everything came back normal,” the doctor always said, “You’re fine.”
“Well, Doc. I didn’t come in because I feel fine,” I always thought.
Twenty-two years of that and I had honestly given up on health care. I hated doctors.
Twenty-two years of visits to specialists. Blood tests, urine samples, sleep tests, finger pricks, poking and prodding; always just to come back and tell me that I’m fine.
Riddle with social anxiety and dependent on others to protect her, Anonymous finds herself in an abusive relationship that leads to depression and PTSD. In the end, her courage to get help saved her life.
Raymond suffered from anxiety after losing both his parents. He used alcohol to self-medicate and then found something much bigger than himself to jump-start his recovery.
I know it sounds crazy to think of whistling as a cure for anxiety and depression, but let me explain.
Irving Schattner shares his story of growing up with parents who were holocaust survivors and who sent mixed messages born out of their own fears of abandonment and needing to keep the family together at all costs. Irving learned to survive by operating in a constant state of worry, where most of his time was consumed in fear-based thoughts and emotions.
Katy Moyes is diagnosed with OCD and anxiety at a young age. Later in life, her OCD fixates on food and she develops an eating disorder. She longs to talk to someone about what’s going on and finds private therapy is her answer.