Freedom From Social Anxiety Blog Posts

  • Letting Go: Diary From 2004 (Page 1)
    on Aug 6, 2010 in Letting Go
    Okay, so here's the deal, I have no idea who I'm writing to, what I'm writing about, or why I'm really writing. All I know is that I'm writing, and that writing was once the only thing that kept me halfway sane. Then I sort of just dropped it like a...
  • It's Far From Over!I'm attending college online (so grateful for that), however, every now and then I have to go to a local college to take a proctored exam. Yesterday I had to take my final exam and I woke up with some unexpected anxiety. I say unexpected because I wa...
  • Fear
    on Jul 31, 2010 in Feelings
    Yesterday my husband told me that I think too much; I think he's right. I can't help it though. How does one turn off their brain? Sometimes I wish that my mind could be completely void of any thoughts. I'll gladly spend an entire day walking around...
  • Overcoming Social Anxiety Step by Step
    on Jul 27, 2010 in Helpful Resources
    One resource that's helped me out a lot is the "Overcoming Social Anxiety Step by Step" audio series by Dr. Thomas A. Richards. This audio series allows you attend therapy in the comfort of your own home, which is pretty cool if you experience social...
  • Helpful Resource: Overcoming Social Anxiety Step by Step
    on Jul 27, 2010 in Helpful Resources
    One resource that's helped me out a lot is the "Overcoming Social Anxiety Step by Step" audio series by Dr. Thomas A. Richards. This audio series allows you attend therapy in the comfort of your own home, which is pretty cool if you experience social...
  • Dog-A-Thon
    on Jul 24, 2010 in Successful Moments
    Today I went to the Dog-A-Thon. Its a really big fundraising event organized by the Humane Society. I've actually been looking forward to going for quite a while now. I knew Buddy would have a blast at an event like this. Its always entertaining when...
  • A Day At The Air Show
    on Jul 23, 2010 in Successful Moments
    One thing I like about the military is all the free and low cost activities available to us. Last weekend my husband and I went to the air show on post. It felt really good to get out of the house, and just relax. Also, it was pretty cool getting to...
  • Venting: My Husband Has The Family From Hell!
    on Jul 23, 2010 in Venting
    Photo by CSA Images For almost two months (1 month longer than planned) now my brother-in-law and his wife and son have been living with us. They moved to Washington to create a new start, and my husband and I welcomed them into our home with open ar...
  • ExercisePhoto by Deborah Davis In the past, whenever I was feeling depressed or experiencing anxiety, exercise was the last thing I wanted to do. However, in these last few months I've really learned the importance of getting up and getting moving. O...
  • Letter to God
    on Jul 14, 2010 in Feelings
    Dear God,We've had a strange relationship; strange but beautiful. Beautiful because after everything we've been through, I know I can still turn to you when the chips are down. I need to be able to express myself. I need to talk to someone who knows...
  • Trip to Seattle
    on Jul 12, 2010 in Successful Moments
    Today me and J spent the day in Seattle, and besides our usual bickering, we had a really good time. I must say, my anxiety wasn't really a factor for me today. Of course I woke up feeling a bit anxious (like I always do), but as my coping statement...
  • Coping StatementsPhoto by artpartner-images Here are three coping statements that I read to myself everyday. They're from the "Overcoming Social Anxiety Step by Step" handout booklet. When I first began reading the statements to myself they didn't do much to...
  • Today I Am Grateful For...
    on Jul 7, 2010 in Gratitude
    "Developing an attitude of sincere gratitude for your current blessings unleashes the power for receiving many more. Every Day Give Thanks."1. Family (including Buds) 2. Having a roof over my head 3. My car 4. Books :) 5. Dr. Richards audio series 6.
  • Went to a Nightclub
    on Jul 3, 2010 in Successful Moments
    Photo by Nicholas Monu I went to a nightclub for the first time last night, and I have to say it wasn't what I thought it would be. The place was extremely small, I wasn't motivated to dance, and I was pretty much turned off by the whole thin...
  • Volunteer Work
    on Jun 29, 2010 in Successful Moments
    Photo by Daniel Hurst Photography Today was my first day volunteering as office assistant and to be honest, it may be my last. There's just something about working for free that's very demotivating. It's bad enough that I spent 3 hours experiencing...
  • Bit the Bullet
    on Jun 29, 2010 in Successful Moments
    I told myself that I really wanted to start changing my life. Well here I am changing, and I must say it's pretty scary. Today I had an interview for a volunteer office assistant position. Needless to say, they're allowing me to volunteer for their o...
  • Guided MeditationWhat is Guided Meditation?A guided meditation is when your imagination is lead on a particular journey with the purpose of achieving healing and realizations through purposeful contemplation and reflection. You could have someone speak or read a gui...
  • Self Talk
    on Mar 19, 2010 in Self Talk
    Photo by Don FarralI woke up the morning of my husbands re-enlistment ceremony feeling a bit of anxiety. It wasn't as bad as it's been in the past, but the anxiety was definitely there. Usually morning anxiety is the worst for me. I wake up feeling...
  • Introduction: My Story
    on Mar 15, 2010 in Introduction
    My name is Tiffany; I’m 23 years old, a full-time college student, and I’ve been a sufferer of Social Anxiety Disorder for over 10 years. Social Anxiety Disorder is the most common anxiety disorder, and the third most common mental disorder. Howe...
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