Melissa Woods Tips and Advice Blog
“Aerophobia: the fear of flying” is estimated to affect 6.5 percent of the population according to the National Institute of Mental Health. Travel delays, plane crashes and the threat of terrorism after 911 can make the fear of flying worse for individuals.
I was awakened this morning with a pit in my stomach going over the dream I had that night.I was at a local bookstore getting ready to give a speech when I suddenly forgot what I was going to say!
Anxiety is a confusing, scary thing. You can’t exactly explain how you’re feeling, or what has caused you to feel that way in the first place.
In high school, I sat next to a girl on my cheerleading team on our bus ride home from a competition. To my confusion and dismay, I watched as she hyperventilated and started crying uncontrollably.
Diane Foster is no stranger to anxiety. But contrary to what you might think, she knows all about the disorder not because she suffers from it personally, but rather because her 15-year-old son does.
After graduating from college in Michigan, Jessica Taylor left the state to pursue a new life in North Carolina. For most, moving away from the comfort of home is a natural next step. They may naturally miss home or experience some nerves about starting a new chapter of their lives.
When I was 23, naïve and thought I had it all figured out, I lived with a girl who would go to a meditation class once a day, sometimes for hours on end. I found this incredibly strange. How she could ever sit completely still for that length of time was beyond baffling
When it comes to anxiety, everyone seems to have a quick fix or all natural remedy they’re eager to share. Try spraying lavender on your pillow, drink chamomile tea, play with a fidget spinner!
In 2007, nine wildfires broke out around San Diego. People all over the county instantly found themselves displaced and worried about their belongings turning to ash.
If you’re my mother, please stop reading this article now — because I have a confession to make.
Some people seem to have no emotions at all. When something upsetting happens, they hardly react.
One of my old roommates was a person who dealt with intense, sometimes crippling anxiety. I watched as the disorder brought her to tears and sat helplessly by as she panicked over things many would consider mundane.
It’s quite ironic that the times I’m most upset or angry are also when I’m able to express my creativity, namely through writing, in the most prolific and beautiful ways.
We often joke we don’t know how people got by in the days absent of cell phones or computers. On more than one occasion, my grandparents have given my cousins and me a hard time for being addicted to our phones.