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Growing into me

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Today, I can stand up and say with confidence that I’m ‘a bit of a self-confessed oddball’. But, just over ten years ago, things were not so clear to me. I didn’t know much about anxiety and I definitely had not found a real way to express myself. I didn’t know who I was or […]

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A day with a socially anxious mind

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Quiet Connections - a day in a socially anxious mind

Two weeks ago I had an appointment with my doctor to discuss the medication I was taking for anxiety. Normal procedure would include me telling the doctor, in as little detail as possible, how I’m feeling and that I’m ok on my current medication. However, as I’ve felt my symptoms getting worse over the weeks […]

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How I am speaking up at work

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Talking in front of large groups or individuals can be tough for anybody living with social anxiety. I prefer to be around a friend or somebody I’m familiar with when speaking to one or several new people (and a bit of Dutch courage might help me too!). However, in the workplace you will not always […]

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Comfort in escapism

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Comfort in escapism

At 25 years old, you would be remiss to expect depression to not surprise me anymore. It is only in the last few months that I have experienced some new symptoms. Where they came from I am not sure, but I found myself really uncomfortable in myself and with my body. Really uncomfortable. So uncomfortable […]