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On the Edge of the Impossible

On the Edge of the Impossible

You’re standing on the edge of the impossible, eye to eye with whatever scares you the most. You can feel your heart racing, palms sweating, lips chapping. Dread drops into the pit of your stomach like a ton of bricks, the weight of it stopping you dead in your tracks. Except your impossible isn’t an Everest, it’s not a parachute and roaring jet engines, it’s not even love or loss, and it doesn’t take a free-fall to feel your heart…

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Personal: It’s Not ‘All In Your Head’.

Personal: It’s Not ‘All In Your Head’.

I’ll start at the beginning: I have a generalized anxiety & panic disorder. I’ve had it since I was a very small child, though it went undiagnosed (and frequently misdiagnosed) until adulthood (which isn’t unusual, especially 20+ years ago). It’s not the result of trauma, poor upbringing, or anything like that — I was born with it, and it’s likely caused by a genetic chemical imbalance outside of anyone’s control. If you’ve never dealt with mental illness before, you might…

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