Things I’ve Learned about Anxiety – Anxiety is not your fault

Do you think you are somehow responsible for your anxiety? Do you ever believe that the way you feel is your fault? Do you have the feeling that all this suffering has been caused by some mistake of yours? Do you think you somehow deserve it? If you replied yes to any of the above questions, trust me: you got it wrong. This is one of those cases in which it does exist a right or wrong answer. And the correct one here is “No”. You’re not responsible, it’s not your fault, it’s not because of some mistakes you’ve made,…

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A separation

By the beginning of June the date of my travel was getting scarily near. I was starting to feel better, that’s true, but the only idea of being in a plane for almost two hours, far from home for five days and four nights, then back on a plane again was freaking me out. I tried not to think much about it, but every time the idea of the travel brushed by my mind, the same known sensations got back powerfully: my stomach cringed, my head started spinning, nausea arose, nerves got tense. I was terrified at the idea of…

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