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How to help someone during a panic attack

  • Adventurous Alysha
  • October 27, 2017
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If you have read my previous post on what a panic attack actually entails, then you’re probably left wondering how you can help someone experiencing those horrors. During the eleven or so years I’ve been living with Generalised Anxiety and Panic Disorder, I’ve come to know certain situations that trigger my panic attacks, and certain…

What is a Panic Attack?

what is a panic attack?

You may have heard about it, know of someone who experiences it, or have experienced it yourself, but what exactly is a panic attack? In my experience, it’s when you feel unable to control a stressful or confusing situation, and the worry reaches a point of sheer panic. Your body reacts by becoming completely overwhelmed…

Obstacles – Sometimes We Get Beaten

  • Adventurous Alysha
  • July 26, 2017
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obstacles, sometimes we get beaten

“Is anyone here afraid of heights?” The instructor asked. Was I afraid of heights? I meekly put my hand up, because to be honest, I wasn’t sure. This year, in 2017, three years after being diagnosed with Generalised Anxiety and Panic disorder, an opportunity came up for a role in a dream job. It was…

Introducing Anxiety

  • Adventurous Alysha
  • July 5, 2017
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drowning in anxiety

Anxiety is ugly. It is a constant loop of irrationality. One that tells you you’re not good enough. For friendships, opportunities, love, and to go after what you truly want. It tells you no matter how hard you try you will never be better than you are today. It clouds all rational thinking in a thick,…

An Unwelcome Visitor

an unwelcome visitor

The first time I believe we met was in 2012. I was sitting in a room with friends as night fell, testing the limits of my 17-year-old self-confidence. You didn’t bother with small talk or half assed introductions. You didn’t want to ask how my day was or even tell me your name. You came…

My Journey Continued

  • Adventurous Alysha
  • June 28, 2017
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My journey continued as friends of the family were getting married in early 2016. The wedding was in May, on Boracay Island, in the Philippines, and my family was going.  I jumped at the opportunity to see the Philippines, and had an incredible time with my Dad and brother. Sometimes challenging, and sometimes battling sickness,…

The Beginning

  • Adventurous Alysha
  • June 28, 2017
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The beginning of my journey starts with the first time I set off outside of Australia on my own. I was freshly 18 and jumping on a plane to Bali, Indonesia, in December 2013. I’d love to say I dropped everything and flew at the opportunity with all I had but I’m just not that…